Thursday, May 27, 2010

A wise man once said...

"Contrary to what most people think, your wedding day is not the most important day of your life. It's what comes after the wedding day that matters the most."

Amen, you wise, farty man you. (Yes you Audi)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Project runaway

Finally got some time to spend with the sewing machine! :-D It's kinda therapeutic for me, watching the needle go through the fabric and joining pieces of cloth together. I just oiled the machine a week or 2 back, and it's sooo smooth now, wooot!

Here's a simple tube dress (gah, with that darned belt again! ~_~"), made from a thrifted skirt from Amcorp's Weekend Flea Market. It has a wide 2.5 cm elastic at the top (safer for boobage security I suppose), and a thinner 0.5cm elastic in the middle for the waist to help hold its shape. 

I promise myself I'll make some new belts after this post. Grrr.

And here's a skirt, which is a slightly modified version of anywho's tutorial :-) The jersey fabric was from Kamdar SS2 (again), at RM2.50 per meter. It's not the greatest jersey (in fact I bought it thinking I'd use it for craft/fun/experiments), but it serves well :-)

I've been watching Project Runway Season 5, but Jess was right-- it wasn't as interesting as 4 or 6. Most of the time the garments made you think "Oh yea that's kinda nice I guess, but in a whatever way..." Season 4's Christian's designs would make you go "WOW, SHIEETTTT". and of course Season 1's amazing Austin still blows my mind with his immaculate tailoring. Season 4's Rami's draping is of course, CRAZY #$*&^#*&@^ amazing. Season 6's Carol Hannah is still my favourite and I am *still* rooting for her haha.

Dayumm, I must really like this show.