And now I am off to China for a glorious and ambitious 2 week vacation. I do hope we accomplish more this vacation than last year when we just laid around and slept a lot in Rome. Some things I picked up at Vogue yesterday. Oh mustard yellow, why must you look so appealing? Will make into fantastically awesome pieces when I get back.
I love formal wear, but sadly I don’t really own any because fancy clothing is also horrifically anti-utilitarian. And I am all about utilitarianism. Something you can wear inside-out, upside-down, AND five times without washing? BOUGHT! I do believe that I accidentally stole this thick and glossy fabric from the university theater shop back when I used to go there. The black/purple...
If Nautical Nonsense....
Oh how we used to sing the Spongebob theme song when bus rides got long. After discovering that this fabric was not as heinous as I had thought with the hair bow, I made a whole dress with it. When I made this purchase, I thought it was butt ugly (it was on STEEP sale with the “fashion metallics” and $1) and got it out of irony. And you know what? Joke’s on me because it...
An almost apron like button-up dress. I took the cuffs from the pink shirt and made it into ruffled cap sleeves, which gives it sort of a frilly apron look. Not sure if I count this as a success…. Created from the riff raff I gushed about earlier. In the making: On a joyous separate note, I’ve finally gotten over my lack of a decent camera and have started using photoshop to...
It’s my new love, linen. Dress made from the llama looking skirt I posted earlier. It cost me $1 and 2hrs. Pretty easy to make from a skirt. I took out the elastic from the skirt waist and cut off 21’ all around except a few inches for the front (for some odd reason I wanted the front to be continuous, maybe because I was too lazy to match stripes). Made some horizontal darts for...