Friday, 27 April 2012

Photos! News! Superlatives! Exclamation Marks!!

Hi everybody...
This is it... the moment you have all been waiting for. Lots of photos, lots of catching up on past projects. Lots of other stuff..

So, I'll start with the dresses I finally took photos of lol. They have, after all, been long overdue...

 This is one of the first dresses I made this year. Its suiting cotton, I think...

Technically, it needs buttons, and I'm sure that you guys can see the BIG boo-boo I made on the front of the skirt panel (which I'm still trying to find time to fix...) But I like it. Its one of the first patterns I tried to cobble together on my own, and I hadn't really tried to adapt anything until that point.


And THIS one is my favourite dress I've made so far. I found the fabric for $6/m (which is just over a yard for you crazy imperial measurementists :P) at Spotlight and fell in LOVE. Unfortunately, I haven't worn it yet, as I'm looking for a special occasion which merits something this bright being worn in public. I made this one before I made the Elenore dress, and this was the one where my patterning skills actually strated to develop :)

And this is the teddy I made a couple of weeks ago from an Anna Depew pattern :) Of course with a slight twist...


Basically the same pattern, but I had a problem with the length of the thing vs. the length of my torso and I had to take out about 5 cm around the hips. I put a frill on the front because I could, though :P

And pearls, and pretty ribbon lol. I may be a sci fi nerd, but a do have a perchant for frills and lace and pretty things...

Unfortunately, it being on my mannequin doesnt do it justice, so I'll have to don it and take photos sometime :) In the meantime, I have heaps of projects that are finished to photograph. Or to finish...

Like the ones that are actually coursework lol   

Anyway, I'm back to it but I hope you'll leave feedback on what I've dont so far. Have a great weekend and hopefully I'll be back on here next week :)


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Normality levels set to sane again :)

Hello all :)

And I do say all, because I came back to this today and realised that people were actually reading this now lol. Thank you for taking an interest :) I'm writing you all a very, very long one to compesate for my lack of new posts.

Ok, so I'm finally back, which is the biggest news of all. Relay for Life was fun: I dressed up as a Weeping Angel (foolishly spending three hours hastily painting a set of cardboard wings and experimenting with talcum powder and pomander instead of getting much needed rest the night before). I rocked up, freshly face painted and eager to make some money for cancer research :) then I realised one massive fault in my plan for walking laps around an oval for hours at a time.
Mainly the wire that I had sewn into the hem at the bottom to weigh it down.... which kept catching at my ankles and feet as I walked. ^_^ My lack of forward thinking amazed me, I can tell you. We won first prize on the day though for theme and most amount of money raised by a Curtin Guild club (hence the attachment of this rather fetching shot of my cleavage)

Immortalized in grey poplin...

Regardless, I made it. I am alive, kicking and sewing... Plus I won a digital camera for most funds raised in chocolate selling so more pics will be up soon :) and with my new sewing machine (Igor was on his last legs and finally carked it, rest in peace my friend, the last 5 years have been wonderful) I plan to kick back into it.

Thats all for now, but the next post won't be too far away :)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Le awesome Anna Depew

I seriously love her patterns and have a growing stash of projects with v. pretty fabrics. Im mentioning her today because;
A: she has a pattern  in a  competiiton...
B: she's epic :)

thanks again to her :)