Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A Wish List of Shoes

I can make clothes. 
So I obsess over shoes.
These are the ones that have stuck with me for a while now and might need to be added to my collection if my funds can bare it....

I will sadly probably never own any of the WXY shoes. They are so beautiful

Tara by Miista
Image 1 of ASOS HOLLAND Leather Heeled Sandals
ASOS HOLLAND Leather Heeled Sandals

WXY SHOES Pela's Studio - Canberra

Lo Res Pump's - United Nude
Val Tex by Miista
Im not going to deny it...this is the first time in....well....ever, that I haven't desperately wanted something from the new Melissa range...I'm seriously unimpressed by this...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Lovin Bloglovin' & 1930's underwear

Finally jumped on the Bloglovin' bandwagon!

Can't believe how easy it is and that I can follow all the blogs I like from everywhere ^_^ 
Yay it's like a dream come true! Why did no one force this upon me sooner?
AND I already apparently have 2 followers via Bloglovin', which is definitely the most exciting part haha!

Anyway, now there is a lovely little widget on the left hand side! So get following....
Wait....if your reading this you probably already are....
I feel as though this post is now irrelevant and I didn't need to mention it...

Well it's typed now!

Here are pictures of 1930's underwear pieces that I am basing and making as a matching set for my 'Corsetry and Undergarments class'as a thanks for reading type of thing...

1940s garter belt or suspender belt for stockings - NOS - never worn - beautiful

   1940s garter belt or suspender belt for stockings

         All my patterns are made and I will be buying some pretty charmeuse to make it up in with some contrasting lace tomorrow!

Cheerio for now!


Sunday, 19 May 2013

Colour Block Linen Sun Dress and Garden Hat

One hell of an up-cycle and recycle project/combination!

It all started with a $4 Millers linen dress bought from the Vinnies down the road. 
I only bought it because it was linen and navy blue!
It was a size 14 also....and had a hideously pointy collar.


I swear I took before shots....of course now they are no where to be found.

I chopped off a good 50cm from the hem, took off the hideous collar and redrafted it and used a natural contrasting linen, took up the sleeves and added a contrasting tab, took in the arms and the side seams, added back darts, and replaced the buttons because they all broke or came off!



Helen Kaminski


  In my first term of costume, one of my classes was millinery. While I did study millinery last year, it was all blocking, but this time, a combination of flat pattern and blocking was taught. 

For our more complicated assignment we drafted a hat pattern from the Helen Kaminski hat above. 
While none of ours turned out perfect, it was a great exercise and I am mostly happy with how mine turned out.

I had so much linen left from cutting the hem from the dress I decided to use the same linen to colour block the hat as well.
Unfortunately the fit isn't perfect. It's actually too deep for my head. NOOOO!!!

But I think I might head along eventually to the markets and sell some handmade things :)

I haven't posted anything actually yet about my course. But hopefully this can be changed :)

Hope you are all enjoying Me Made May!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Better camera's make better blogger's.....?

This is a backwards way.
I was in Canberra over the holidays, and after taking some pictures with my dad for my blog of a hat and dress outfit, and the I had a  play with his new camera.

These are some very amateur photos I took in our yard.

Point is. I want a better camera. 
As of course..... it would make my blogging that much more beautiful. 

A real post is coming soon. 


Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Missed My First Birthday - Lip Mag Article Feature!

That's right, you read right....I missed my own blogs first birthday.
How embarrassing and shameful. I only just realised then when posting about Me Made May '13.
BUT in other news!!! I did have a feature article in an Australian mag, Lip Mag's 23rd published issue!

A great year has gone past. But honestly, I feel like I have done so little with my blog since starting it.
I have a few things that I want to get done in it's second year!!

1. Reconstruct my blog a bit and make it look more like a real website, including updating some logo's and learning to be a bit more blog savvy!

2. Buy myself, and learn how to use a good camera. Buy a camera which is compatible with a remote so I can take some nice selfies! 

3.  Get this thing going a bit more regularly and with more consistency

4. Reach 50 followers! I am half way there!

4. Organise my first giveaway!!! (hopefully this will be the first thing to tick off the list, so stay tuned ;)

Did you have new aims when you reached your first milestone as a blogger? Please share!

And now for the more exciting part of this blog post....

Late last year Zoya Patel, editor of Lip Mag, asked if I would be interested in doing an interview! She sent me some questions, I answered them...and here we are a little while later.
Lip publishes a mag quarterly, but otherwise runs an online magazine where there a new things posted daily!
Hopefully you can read a little bit from these pictures...

You can still buy their 23rd issue by clicking here!