Monday, October 24, 2016

The boys are back in town.

Fall weather is officially here. The days are getting shorter, and there is a definite chill in the air. These mean the boots and thick leggings back!

an old tunic I sewed (using the Megan dress pattern from Love At First Stitch), no-name leggings, Timberland booties

Is it chilly where you are now? For those on the other side of the world, what's the weather like?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Second Hand

I used to hate hand-me-downs as a kid. Being the middle child, I got my older sister's old clothes sometimes (or my mom would make us dress alike), and didn't like it. Mind you, I never really cared about what I wore until I started uni. Now,  if it fits me and I like it, I say just hand it over....bwahaha!

Hand-me-down shirt and skirt from my mom, Adidas sneakers

How about you? Do you wear hand-me-downs?

Monday, October 17, 2016


Because comfort should always win....
Uniqlo shirt and joggers, Adidas sneakers

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Obsession #39

Just one item, you guys....
good Label Gwyneth Soft Croftie coat
 From goop's website:
“This is based on the first men’s overcoat I ever owned, which I bought at Canal Jean in, like, 1984. It was a wool men’s tweed coat with a relaxed, dropped shoulder, that I’d wear with the sleeves rolled up. That’s exactly what I wanted this to be: Something John Bender from The Breakfast Club might have worn. It’s a mix of beautiful wool and cashmere, in a gorgeous blue—it’s got a lot of pigment in it.” 
My love for Gwyneth will never go away.:)

A coat may or may not be in the sewing horizon soon...just sayin....

What is your current obsession?

Monday, October 10, 2016


My husband has had this "desk" for a long time...even before I met him. It was owned by his old room mates, and he ended up keeping it. We've been using it as a TV stand.

Guess what? This is actually a vintage sewing machine, y'all! A Singer Fashion Mate 252, which was made around the late 1960's/early 70's.

You hubby actually learned how to sew before I did. He used to hem his own pants, which was why he thought he'd be able to use this. However, he never got it to work properly.

Now that I've been sewing more, we decided that maybe, I could get it to work. I never did get the chance to take a pic of the machine's state before all the work was done. It wasn't too bad. His room mates had it serviced after buying it so the motor runs, and no major work was needed. It needed cleaning and oiling, however, and several parts needed replacement.

I ordered the parts on SPO. (I highly recommend this site. Quick shipping to Canada.) Then, I got to work.

After a few hours of work, this baby now runs. A very basic machine (only does straight and zigzag) but man, it's built like a tank and does the stitches amazingly.

And now, here's my sewing space with all my machines, where all the creating happens:D

Speaking of creating, here are my latest makes:
Sweater I knitted using the Vogue Knitting For Cat Lovers pattern, along with an old skirt I sewed using the Tilly and the Buttons Clemence skirt pattern
Sewed another ballet leotard
 And I finished the little one's costume for Halloween. Here's a preview:)
Anyhoo, are you a vintage lover?

PS Just wanna wish  my fellow Canucks a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ms. Brightside

I wasn't too sure about the colour of this dress when I got it, but now, I'm kinda digging how it just brightens up the rainy fall days:)
Adidas dress and sneakers (I thought the slit was a nice touch:D)

Do you like wearing bright clothes?

Monday, October 3, 2016

They're here!

Many of us Torontonians are super excited that Nordstrom and Uniqlo have finally arrived at the downtown Eaton Centre. It's about time!

Nordstrom opened on Sept 16th, and Uniqlo on Sept. 30. Hubby and I had the chance to go this past weekend. It was crazy and packed even though we came early. To be expected, I guess.

Anyhoo, here are some shots I took, which include my favourite pieces and some inspirational stuff for future outfits/makes:D

What I wore:
Zara coat, dress I made with Adidas sneakers


Lots of parkas and coats....

My fave piece: an Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo coat 

Nordstrom is right beside Uniqlo....

"I'm smiling, but why am I here?"

My small haul from Uniqlo...(I always feel guilty buying clothes nowadays, but I figured basics are ok.)

What's inside?
a shirt and joggers

 Do you shop at Uniqlo?

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