Thursday, July 9, 2020

beekeepers.

I'm so excited to share my first dress using Fancy Tiger Craft's Fen pattern! I used this amazing Rae Ritchie for Dear Stella cotton from Domesticity that has the cutest print ever. 

Photos by my husband.








I'm wearing:
Dress: made by me!
Sandals: VanEli via DSW
Necklace: Kate Koel

This fabric is called "beekeepers" and it's the absolute cutest. I discovered it when the owner of Domesticity (an awesome fabric shop based in Baltimore that ships throughout the US!) sent me half a yard as a surprise to make up for another half yard of a fabric I'd ordered. When I got it, I promptly ordered the rest of her stock! 

This is my first Fen dress, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. There are some adjustments I want to make for my next one: bring in the neckline and do a shirttail hem at the front (as well as the back, as it is now), but for my first time doing bias binding, darts, gathers, and pockets, I'm happy with the results! 

Hope everyone is staying safe & healthy!
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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

tulle & plaid.

This color/print combination is not surprising for me at all (see here), but I like how it looks. Let's call this the summer version.

Photos by my husband.






I'm wearing:
Top: Forever21 via ThredUp
Skirt: Isaac Mizrahi for Target via ThredUp
Necklace: old
Sandals: VanEli via DSW

I'm really pleased that half of this outfit (all of it if you exclude accessories!) is secondhand. Now that I've been making my own clothes, I'm aiming for my wardrobe to be a combination of me-made and secondhand, with minimal new/retail clothes, and certainly less fast fashion. 

I finally ventured out to get a haircut (my first in 6 months!) and had told my stylist it was time for side swept bangs (because it's so hot out), but happily discovered he cut my bangs so I can still do straight bangs if I want! It's the little things. 

Hope everyone is staying safe & healthy!
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

summer shift dress.

I'm not sure how two months went by since my last update! June really flew by. Since making my first skirt (worn here), I've been continuing to sew and have now made four dresses (and another skirt).

Photos by my husband.






I'm wearing:
Dress: made by me! Fabric from Rifle Paper Co; Stevie Pattern by Tilly & the Buttons
Earrings: Romy Studio
Shoes: Keds
Makeup: Colourpop Cosmetics Eyeshadows & Lipstick

I had been keeping an eye out for this fabric on the Rifle Paper Co. website, and immediately snatched it up once it was available. This is my third Stevie dress (I've also made two of the top version) and I think my best in terms of the stitching. I meant to lengthen this one a bit, but totally forgot while I was cutting the fabric. I went pretty minimal with accessories because this print doesn't really need much added to it. 

Hope everyone is staying safe & healthy!
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Monday, May 4, 2020

may the fourth be with you.

It's one of my favorite days in May, May the Fourth aka Star Wars Day! Naturally I had to wear a very nerdy outfit.

Photos by my husband.

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What I'm wearing:
Shirt: ThinkGeek, super old
Skirt: made by me!
Belt: eBay, old
Shoes: Inkkas
Necklace: ThinkGeek

So first things first, I'm wearing my first skirt! Is it a little too wide in the hips? Maybe. Is it a smidge too long? Also maybe. But I made it from scratch and it took a good five hours so I'm going to wear the heck out of it! I'm also planning on bettering my sewing skills and making more skirts, a dress or two, etc. I hadn't used my sewing machine in years, so it's nice to get back into it.

How are you celebrating Star Wars Day?

Hope everyone is still staying home & staying safe!

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Monday, April 27, 2020

casual cosplay: Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn

I thought it'd be fun to try a casual cosplay of Hotaru Tomoe (later Sailor Saturn) from Sailor Saturn, since we're stuck in quarantine and I happened to have some Overtone Purple for Black Hair hair dye!



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What I'm wearing:
Turtleneck: H&M
Skirt: Express, old
Tights: Target
Boots: Target
Brooch: vintage

I added the brooch because it reminds me a bit of the crystal in her Sailor Guardian uniform:

Overall I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Who should I do next?!



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