Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wizard of Oz Rooibos

Hello again! Prolific posting these days, so it seems!

Here is my first Rooibos dress! I have another fabric I'd like to make it out of and was going to make that one first to test out the pattern, but no! I'm waaay too impatient to let my pretty Wizard of Oz fabric just sit in my hamper for more months on end!

I made the piping myself and put that along the neckline and pockets.

Usually Colette patterns allow for my 'dangerous curves', however I found this pattern to lack the figure hugging benefits that oh, say, the Ceylon dress does. So I had to taper in the sides but I think it looks fine!

I am so in love with this dress and I think it may just be my most favourite creation thus far. I didn't use an invisible zip as I couldn't be bothered, but I think it all looks fine and dandy anyhoo.

Hooray! Now my next post will involve some skirts... tee hee!

And please excuse my indoor shots as it has been much too cold to venture outside!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Farmyard Dress

Woah, Blogspot! Your new layout is doing my noggin in!

Anyhoo, here is the second installment of the outfits used in my short film. There are another two outfits coming.  The film has been shot and I'm in the process of editing it :)

New Look 6799. The first time I used this was my first ever attempt at sewing with a pattern. I had no idea about sizes. I had to cut myself out of the dress. So this is attempt two! And I must say, I do like the result (though it's a little dodgy due to the sheer speed at which I've had to make these outfits) but I think given a little more time it would have turned out better. As long as it looks good on screen who cares!!

Also thanks to Nitty who helped me with the sewing of this dress. I did not have enough time to do everything by myself, thankfully I have awesome friends c:

Also I bought a Canon 5D Mk II!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hoppy Easter!

Oh, time is just rushing by me like God knows what, every hour of my life for the next week or so is carefully planned to schedule. I am lethargic and worn, but I have had some spare moments to throw together two little dresses for Easter!

Now, you're probably thinking "two?! Why on earth would she want to make TWO dresses for the one day?!" Well, I'd like to introduce you to my tiny friend Ashlan! She is my favourite 3 year old and is also the daughter of my special friends Lucy and Eamonn.

We took baskets around church today piled high with strawberry and caramel creme eggs to give to people. Ashlan had to come to terms with the idea of giving the eggs away, as she initially thought they were all for her!!

Anyhoo, the pattern I used for Ashlan's dress was Simplicity 2989, and I only used the bodice of a pattern for mine, Simplicity 4070. The top band was just kicked from my head, and the skirt was just a gathered rectangle that I usually do for things where I only have a meter or so.

(Pro tip, buy 1m of fabric, cut in half, attach to sides, find the middle of the 'back' and slice this open, gather, add waistband of other fabric [or buy 1.2m of shell], zip, and hey presto!)

The fabric used is quilting cotton (bunnies), printed poplin (spotty blue), and yellow broadcloth. I also made the belt for this dress. Pity I couldn't find the exact yellow coloured elastic! Meh!

I was actually beginning to fall over in this shot

So voila! Now I disappear back into my cave to keep making the sets and costumes for my next film, and continue the filming of another. Bleh!

Mah Make-up

Mah mutha with bonus tan-line that I've had since January
Oh and I finished my fantabulous website! It was for uni, but I'm really proud of it. We had to make a website to show off our stuff and this is what I came up with!
Clicky clicky!!