Last summer, I went to my local thrift shop and found this cute cotton blouse. Although it did (and maybe still does) look a bit like a school uniform blouse, I fell in love with the pretty pastel hue. To make it look less like school uniform, I replaced the white buttons with some pearl ones in the same lilac colour and added some cute grape buttons onto the collar tips for some fun, quirky detail.
Hey everyone! It’s been a while! My last post was my yellow hoodie and I absolutely loved and wore it to death. Since it was, without a doubt, the best hoodie I own I obviously had to make another one. Again, I chose a colour that reminded me of summer, but this time a sky blue. This hoodie has also had a lot of wear, even travelling down to the snowy mountains near Christchurch! I’m kind of sad winter is over because that means I won’t be able to wear it for 6 months. Oh well, that means more summer sewing though!
To read how I made it, click here
Truthfully, I do love a good black sweater and jeans combo, but after wearing that day in day out, it gets boring, and makes me feel miserable, just like the weather. I really love the colour of this fabric; it’s like a tiny bit of summer came to visit and I’m not mad about it one bit.
I’m honestly not sure if you could call this embroidery. It’s nothing fancy or elaborate; it’s just a (very messy) back stitch and an attempt at writing words. But, I have to say I am quite proud with how it turned out (it is legible)!
Although, it seems a bit narcissistic to write my own blog name on my sweater, don’t you think? Hahaha! Truth be told, I honestly didn’t know what else to write, and I knew if I did write something I wanted it to be purposeful.
Is it sad to say that I’ve been storing my hair straightener in its box ever since I got it? That’s all well in itself, but that means that whenever I go travelling, I always end up wrapping it in clothes to protect it which honestly, is not the most glamorous or convenient solution.
After making my bomber jacket, I realised I had a lot of fabric left over; intentionally of course, just in case I had made some mistakes in my project. Velvet is an extremely comfortable knit with a pretty texture, so I decided to make some wide-leg pants with the left over fabric. The aim for this project was to create some lounge-worthy, yet socially acceptable pants that are an alternative to the usual trousers or jeans I would wear to work.
I’d like to say I have a significant reason for making this jacket, but honestly it’s just because I really wanted a bomber jacket.
I chose navy velvet for the outer fabric and a satin polyester for the lining (WHICH HAS SNOOPY ON IT!!!!) I really have nothing more to say other than that I REALLY love this and I am so happy with how it turned out. This jacket was so fun to make and it was honestly a bit challenging too, especially trying welt pockets for the first time, sewing an open zip, and sewing a lining in; but it was so worth it!