Monday, August 10, 2015

Sewing Pattern Inspiration

Copy Cat Pattern Styles

A good thing to have when you're trying to sew your own wardrobe is to find outfit styles that you like and ones that you know will suit your body shape. I made myself a Pinterest board where I'm constantly pinning dresses or clothes that I love. It's in hope that one day I may be able to sew some of them myself. Most of the time you can find pattern styles that suit the outfit perfectly! Then it's just a matter of finding the right fabric. 

Here are some of my Pinterest outfits and my matching patterns.

Left (Dolce Gabbana Collection Fall Winter 2014 2015)   -   Right Vogue 1404 Dress

Sunday, August 9, 2015

McCalls 6992 Jumper

I recently went to Spotlight (as you probably all did since they had $3.60 pattern sale) and stocked up my pattern stash. Even though I haven't even made a dint in the patterns I have already but I just couldn't help myself okay - a sale, is a sale! 

One of the patterns I grabbed was this cute and incredibly easy McCalls 6992 jumper. Since I needed some every day jumpers I then added a pile of knit to my purchase and overall they probably only cost about $10 each to make. It was great, especially since we've had a bit of a cold snap in Brissie! Okay, not as cold as other states but seriously we're sooks we can't handle the cold. 

The pattern itself had a heap of different versions and it was very inspiring - to the point I didn't even have to think about how to make this jumper look trendy. I almost made one of each of the different versions and I thought using lace for the front was a nice touch. 

Here are my pictures with my model Busta in the background. Somehow he always know exactly where to sit so he makes it into my photos.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

Pin Peg Mini Skirt

I was lucky enough to be asked by Annie from Nine Stitches to test out her first pattern, The Pin Pegs Mini Skirt. I desperately needed a skirt for my Holiday since it was summer in the US, while we were soon to be approaching winter. So when Annie emailed me I jumped at the idea of being a tester for her. Due to time constraints of moving packing, moving and setting up our new house right before we left for our epic USA holiday, I wasn't able to get photos for her in time. 

Look Annie, here's proof of how much I loved it though! It was the only skirt I took and turned out perfect for sight seeing, while trying not to look too much like a tourist. 

Standing in the Wynn Las Vegas

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Holiday Lekala Dresses

Electric Daisy Carnival Outfits

I made these Lekala dresses mostly to wear to the EDC festival on our USA holiday. Therefore, I might start with them. If you haven't heard of Electric Daisy Carnival it's a huge dance festival that runs all night for three days including the top DJ's around the world. Not only that, the outfits were outrageous including flower bra's, headbands, tutus, dresses and for the more confident ones, nipple covers, g-strings and um... wings?

It was a three day festival so I had planned to wear this dress below with my daisy headband, the pink balayage dress (also shown below) and finally the blue dress from my previous post. Due to partying too hard because it was Vegas after all, we only had enough energy to make it to the one night. We figured it was the night with the best line up anyway, so all good :)


Friday, July 24, 2015

30th Birthday Holiday, Fabric, Dresses and more!

It's been another huge year for me as I approach the scary adult age of thirty. It started off well since we had been saving all our pennies to put towards buying a house. It just turned out that we had this brilliant idea at the end of last year to book a three week holiday to the USA for my 30th birthday. Since my husband's birthday is only a day before mine we figured, why not


Then as we started looking for houses we stumbled across a great new estate selling house and land packages. Turns out or house settlement was only one week before this huge and incredibly expensive trip! So with much stress, packing, cleaning and then a battle to pay off accommodation vs feature walls, we not only moved into our new home but also got on our flight to the US!

Here's a little run down of our holiday.

Las Vegas

This was without a doubt the funnest part of our holiday. What better way to turn thirty (especially at Electric Daisy Carnival week) than to go to VEGAS, baby! So much fun and we didn't even had to leave our hotel (mostly).

Here are a few photos....


The Strip