Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Prom Here I Come!

I can go to prom! wahey!! You might be a bit confused: I moved from England to Germany 10 months ago but my old school invited me to come back for prom. Yays! However my current school took ages deciding whether I could go or not so I had kinda given up hope...but then one week and 2 days before Prom, they said I can go! So now I'm majorly happy, however there is one big problem: The Dress. I haven't got a dress. At all. So I need to make one "quick". Im thinking of a strapless A-line kinda thing in a dark blue...but I need to see what fabrics I have here and then how much time I have otherwise I might end up finishing it by hand at the airport :P I think I might get a few weird looks...(: Whatever happens I'll post a pic (promise!) :P.

P.S. The picture is of a prom dress I'm loving :)

Saturday, 19 June 2010

A Tad of Dressmaking

Okay so this is a pic of my sis (yes, we are twins) wearing a dress I made for her. Christmas and New Year we were in England and she was looking for a dress for a New Year's party. We traipsed round and round but couldn't find any dresses that she liked: wrong pattern; to long; wrong colour; wrong shape etc. I made a detour to Abakhan (gotta love that place) and found this sequin material in the sale, was about 4 pounds for 2 metres? When we got home I started drafting the pattern and then started sewing. I didn't have a sewing machine (it being in Germany and all) so sewed the whole thing by hand. I sewed all night then got up early to finish it before she went off to her friends. Needless to say she was very suprised but loved it :D In the end she didn't wear it but thats another story...

Monday, 7 June 2010

More Tie Dye (:

Okay so heres some pics of the skirt (:. I made it using the Design-It-Yourself book by Cal Patch. I love that book and it's great - definitely recommend it :D. I made the skirt from some white cotton, then dyed some cool chevron stripes into it. I was a bit scared that my time spent sewing might be wasted if I mess it all up whilst dying, but I am pleased to say I didn't and I rather like the final product, even if it is a bit short :P

(P.S. I am aware the shirt totally doesn't go :P)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Tie dye craze

Okay so I have a new obsession:Tie dye! I just love it!! You never know exactly how something will turn out, or what shade it will be, but thats all part of the process and makes it all the better. I didn't have a clue about how to go about it so searched around a bit and stumbled upon this great tutorial: http://wendolonia.com/blog/2009/08/09/tie-dye-tutorial/ . It really helped me and I think it's great (:. So far I have made a red tie dye bag and skirt, a blue tie dye pencil case and top, and have green and purple dye waiting to be used, I can't wait! :D. Thie first picture is a side view of the bag and shows stripes, the second is the back and shows the classic circle pattern.