Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
|Coat:made by me/Blouse:Oysho/Jeans:H&m/Boots:UGG|
With three outwear garments completed in 2013, I can say with confidence that last year, was the year I overcame my outwear sewing fear! You've already seen my first Albion jacket and here is my second make, which was actually my Christmas present to my mum.
I used Colette's Albion pattern again in the jacket version in size M with no alterations. I wanted something warm,but I didn't want it in a coat length. Since I had already traced the jacket pattern pieces and I'm the same size with my mum, I decided to use the jacket version and draft a lining using the jacket pattern pieces. For the outside I used a double faced wool coating, black wooden toggles, two hand-drawn wooden buttons for the sleeve tabs and a black pleather for the back yoke. For the lining I wanted a patterned fabric to give a little twist and some interest to the final jacket. I used this-some sort of woven, I' m not sure about- fabric that I had in my stash. My mum liked the jacket very much and told me it's actually really warm too.
The pattern is beautifully drafted, with very well-written instructions and it came together rather smoothly(expect the part I had to figure out the way to install a lining!).I totally recommend using this pattern, especially if you are a newbie in outwear sewing like myself!
Coletterie actually has an Albion sewalong contest running, with step by step instructions to the whole sewing process.I already entered both my jackets!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Top to bottom,left to right:
1.Catching up with a friend over coffee
2.My Plantain entry
3.Megan Nielsen's Briar crop top & Virginia leggings
4.Some fashion illustrations
Hello guys! So, yesterday was my birthday! Turned 23!! Had a lovely time celebrating with friends and a suprise birthday cake! How was your week?
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hello everyone!Due to some travelling, uni exams and sad things in life, things have been quite slow around here these past couple weeks. Although the hectic program, I managed to include some sewing in as well! And here comes this outfit!
So....leggings. Leggings were the kind of garment I never thought I'd like on me, or wear outside the house or gym. But let me tell you, I was sooo wrong! Ever since I started wearing these leggings I can't seem to bother with jeans or normal trousers especially for daytime and running errands. They are so cozy and comfy!
For the leggings I used Megan Nielsen's Virginia leggings in size M with no alterations and a stretchy velvet black fabric. I love this fabric so much and this pair is my favorite! The pattern is really amazing, very well drafted and so easy and quick to make(just two pattern pieces)! I'm already on my third make of the pattern and I'm sure there are many more to come.
For the top I used Megan Nielsen's Briar top in the cropped version with long sleeves in size M with no alterations and a grey knit fabric. Again another amazing pattern from Megan! I especially love how well drafted the neckband is-an area I very much despise in knit garments. It's also a very quick project to make! I love the cropped version due to the layering effect it adds to an outfit. This is my third Briar actually, but I haven't yet photographed the other two!
Needless to say these two are one of my favorite sewing combos!
Friday, January 31, 2014
|Shirt: Self-made/ High-waisted jeans: Primark/ Shoes: Tsouderos|
P.S: Sorry about the sloppy photos, but I was in a hurry to submit my entry.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
How do you feel about leggings?