Showing posts from September, 2021

Obsession #56

 Guys, I am dying to have these two items.... images from Isabel Marant Leyane boots Isabel Marant Yenky bag I would literally never take these shoes off if I ever get them, and that bag....super cute, right? What have you been wanting lately?

The straw that broke the camel's back

 Soooo....I can't stop wearing this Alabama Chanin dress, you guys! Not only is it the most comfortable thing ever, I also really am kinda obsessed with the colour.  Alabama Chanin camisole dress (from sample sale), old Spirited Away kimono and Vans slip ons Do you have a fave item of clothing lately that you can't stop wearing?

Hey, Frances! #TheSchoolOfMaking

 I was able to attend a virtual workshop hosted by Alabama Chanin on August 20th on how to sew a  T shirt the AC way (meaning all hand-sewn and embellished). Aside from the Zoom class taught by Sunne Meyer, we also got a T shirt kit to work on. I finished sewing it, and I love it, you guys:) The participants had different options with the kit, and I picked the Frances top with the Aurora stencil in the plum/carmine colour way. Here I am, out and about with the fam wearing it:) Alabama Chanin Frances top worn with old UNIQLO pants, Doc Martens, Topshop bag (My daughter took the pics above, and I thought she did a fab job!) I ended up shortening the shirt so with the leftover fabric, I made a matching mask:) A closer look:) We even got a tag to sew on the shirt:) techniques used: reverse applique, backstitch reverse applique, couching Behind the scenes: Because I shortened the shirt, I used the leftover fabric to make the matching mask, and the jersey pulls that I used for the couching

All about the cardigan and being inspired by Natalie Chanin #TheSchoolOfMaking

 Sooooo...I'm on a roll when it comes to completing hand-sewn garments, you guys!  Here's my latest finished one...this peplum cardigan, and of course, the pattern is from Alabama Chanin  (in the book Alabama Studio Sewing Patterns).   Alabama Chanin Classic Cardigan with ruffle I must say I really love this. Not only is it completely hand-sewn, it fits me perfectly! I adjusted the sleeves to make it the length and width I wanted. Doing the ruffle as well added a lot of work but I really like how it ended up looking. worn with a dress I also sewed (Mechant and Mills Bantam pattern) with House of Harlow booties Out and about:) A short vid of me showing it off:D A closer look: (I used reverse appliqué for the main body of the cardigan, and negative reverse appliqué for the ruffle part.) the cardigan and the ruffle part before I put them together. Behind the scenes: stencilling the fabric using my airbrush Doing the negative reverse appliqué To say I'm obsessed is an understat