Lost The Craft

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Skirt: DIY

Shoes: I Heart Billy

I’m in a bit of a sewing rut at the moment. I started to make a bright yellow skirt recently, but lost momentum half way, and I haven’t brought the sewing machine out since.

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying some jersey fabric and having a stab at making myself some “comfort” shorts for wearing under dresses – possibly expand my sewing repertoire from skirts, skirts, and more skirts – but every time I go to the fabric shop I get distracted by all the pretty non-jersey fabrics.

There’s a netting fabric with flocked love hearts which I think would be sublime gathered over a full skirt (another skirt).

Or the rainbow stripe fabric that I found on Spoonflower which is specially designed for making full circle rainbow… er, skirts.

Plus I’ve been thinking about revisiting my old DIY remix for making heart pockets. On skirts.

I have enough skirts, sigh.

I have itchy crafting fingers because I’m spending so much time on Pinterest, and there’s so many awesome projects to do that get posted on my wall. But I’ve got little time and less motivation at the moment.

I have found Pinterest helpful for increasing the number of hairstyles I have at my disposal. I was particularly enamoured with this one. It’s a variation on this tutorial and I’m pretty happy with it!




Mod Mustard

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Top: Bonds

Skirt: Asos

Shoes: I Love Billy

This outfit really needed something else to make it sing – a belt maybe? Or a necklace? – But I was so delighted at finally, FINALLY managing to find a mustard-coloured t-shirt, that I wanted to show it off straight away.

I’d more or less given up hope of finding one, after scouring all my usual “basics” haunts both online and in the shops.

I spent an entire day trying everywhere in Melbourne’s CBD that I could think of, and I found a few mustard tops, but they all had writing on them, or buttons, or pockets, and I just wanted something really, really simple.

I’d decided to just throw in the towel, admit defeat, and maybe have a stab at dying a plain white one when I stumbled across this super-soft t-shirt in the Bonds department at my local Myer. Huzzah!

I went just as splendidly with my new Asos mod-check midi skirt as I’d hoped.

The skirt’s not perfect – I was wrong when I said it was the same shape as the fit-and-flare skirts, it’s much more of an a-line shape and isn’t nearly as full at the bottom. The fabric’s a heavy fabric, halfway between a jersey and a woven knit, and a bit bobbly. It looks suspiciously like it might pill in time, but so far so good.

The print’s not as clean-cut as the pictures make it seem, and there’s an odd little hiccup in the print just around my hips where the fabric looks like it’s skipped a bit, so the squares are squished flat, and the lines are a little out of joint. It annoyed the crap out of me when I first noticed it, but it’s not a deal breaker. It’s also not lined, whatever the description says.

Anyway, I bitch and moan, but I could have sent it back and I didn’t, so I obviously quite like it.