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.
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!
This is a batik dress that I got on my last trip to Malaysia about two years ago. They are sold in clothing stores and tourist shops and are usually worn as in-house clothing or pyjamas (as my relatives have modeled). I chose this one purely for the pattern but when I wore it, it just looked wrong!! The shape was bad and there was a hole at the back right above where my butt is! Because of this, I’ve hardly ever worn this dress and it’s just been sitting at the back of my wardrobe taking up valuable space. (If you know how many clothes I own you will understand how valuable this space is)
So I managed to complete it! It was such an awesome time at Armageddon and I’m so happy with the results! What I didn’t manage to complete though, was uploading this haha. Here is the tutorial for the dress for my Red Velvet Dumb Dumb costume!!
This year I have been given the most amazing opportunity to work at Armageddon Expo (New Zealand’s version of Comic Con). My company told me that I didn’t need to dress up, but I thought it would be a bit of a wasted opportunity if I didn’t. I had so many ideas but they were either really cool cosplays and I wasn’t a fan enough, or I was a super fangirl and they were not every interesting cosplay ideas. Suddenly it occurred to me! What about Red Velvet? Every kpop fan knows their Dumb Dumb outfit!
It’s cute, it’s iconic and it’s not too complicated (I hope!…) 🙂
The only issue is that I have one week to make this, alongside assignments and studying for exams. Will I be able to pull it together in time? I don’t even know myself, I’ve only made part 1 still at this point! We will have to wait and see!