Monday, March 30, 2009

should I trust this dialect to covey the right effect?

Okay here is what has been sucking up some of Eilonwy's and my time as of late (that and reading I am Charlotte Simmons, it fit in nicely as I went on collage visits during spring break)

My school is having a "green week" the last week of April. Part of this is a recycled fashion show. I some how got into this (okay I sort of excitedly volunteered because a friend of a friend was helping plan the thing and I was asked by said friend to help out) but basically the idea is to take recycled materials and make an outfit out of them. Some of the designers are doing more "recycled" things than others, and I chose to make a little dress out of vintage napkins!
I've changed my design a million and a half times, un-sewing and re-sewing too many times to count. I'm still working on it but hope to finish it soon. I will definitely get pictures of the finished product up as soon as possible because I would love some input and who do I trust more than the oh so fashionable bloggosphere.

Here are the vintage painted napkins that I am making the main part of the dress out of.

Speaking of recycled fashion look at Coral Stars' most recent post! While your at it check out Susie’s brown paper bag post that's linked on Leah's blog.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Girl fails at blogging recently, real life has just gotten in the way of this one.
She'll try and be back soon with some exciting news.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Today's the Day

Sorry for my absence, I've been going through a hard personal time lately and haven't felt much like blogging or wearing much besides sweatpants. but I have made a promise to myself:
Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry, and I will dress better than one too.

but really this promise is for tomorrow because I'm just about to go to bed, good night friends!

Monday, March 16, 2009

I finally think I made a decision on my hair, I am going short and staying my natural color. I've been going back and forth for the last few weeks (making choices is not my strong suit) and seeing Drew Barrymore in W today set me over the edge. Plus all my friends have basically told me that for the last two years of my life my hair has looked like crap and I should cut it short like it was. Tomorrow I plan on cutting off close to eight inches, I am still a bit unsure about the bangs I don't think I'll mess with them.

And I apologize, my last few post have not really been about what I'm sewing, I promise the next one will be.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Just sign on the dotted line

Built by Wendy has been one of my favorite lines for quite a few years, Wendy Mullin definitely inspired me to start sewing more and make my own clothes (I've been able to sew forever but during elementary and middle school I just hated it and the look of homemade clothes) and I lust after almost every single one of her pieces each season, her are some of the looks for this spring, and this is cutting it down to my very favorites.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh dear.

What a bad blogger I've been, I have a few things that I have sewn that I need to take pictures of and post, hopefully I will have time to do it this week.

Life as always is a crazy mix of school, sewing, costuming for my school's play, sewing for that, spending time with friends, trying to find time to sleep, along with more and more school work.
Other than being too busy to think, life is pretty fantastic right now. and thank you so much for all the new readers and the comments, you don't know how happy they make me!
Oh and here's the weather update that I seem to include in every post, it snowed last night and dropped about four inches, I am missing the lovely seventy degree weather of last week but I knew it wouldn't last for long. Only a few more months till summer!
weather update number two: I just went outside and the snow is almost all melted there are just little piles on a few lawns.

These photos are from my hair inspiration folder, I have been thinking about changing my hair up and these are my reasons for staying long and going darker.

First picture is from Flashes of Style , second is unknown but I have seen it on quite a few blogs recently, and the third is unknown

Monday, March 2, 2009

You make me want to measure stars in the backyard with a cacluator and a ruler .

Well this my millionth post about spring, but seeing as it was over 70 degrees today and there is only 19 days until the official start of spring I figure it is the only one that really matters.
I seriously think that these clothes would be all I'd need to get through spring and summer. Now if only I had about a million and six dollars.
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Shoes: Reef flip flops.
Cocobelle Roman gladiators. Bags: Jerome Dreyfuss large bag. Anun clutch. Tops: J Crew bow top. See by Chloé hippy print top. Humor lace tank. Forever21 embroidered top. Dresses: Lounge Lover tank dress. See by Chloé tiered floral dress. See by Chloé silk sleeveless dress. T by Alexander Wang pocket tank dress. James Perse t-shirt dress. Thomas Wylde ruffle dress. Pants: generic black leggings. Hydraulic gray skinny jeans. BKE khakis. American Eagle Outfitters jeans. Shorts: Alexander Wang denim shorts. Bouvardia knit shorts. Jades24 denim shorts. Rachel Comey black knit bloomers.