Month: October 2011

Instalife (and a little bit of sewing planning)

Instead of sewing, I spent the whole week playing with  my new iPhone. But it is so easy to make cute pictures with this little thing! >_< To make myself feel better, I promised to start on this vintage seventies Simplicity 6108 next week. I need more separates in my wardrobe and a pair of simple straight or wide leg pants seems perfect. Making pants is something that I’m not very confident of, there are so many fitting issues to tackle. I hope after making several fitted pants for my husband, I will be able to make a pair for myself […]

Birthday pants

Yesterday was my husband’s 41st birthday! We made a little celebration in the morning, blowing candles and eating ice cream cake. Sidra gave my husband a handmade card with his own drawing on it and a little gift.  

Wrap dress (vintage Simplicity 7705)

I always love the idea of wearing a wrap dress. It is so easy, no zipper and buttons, yet the whole look is so feminine. I looked around at ebay and got myself surprised at the price of the original vintage Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress patterns, especially Vogue 1548 and 1549. Apparently they are very popular, hence the prices go up to the sky. I always thought that USD30 for a vintage 1970s pattern is way too much, but apparently some people are willing to pay more than USD 100 for an original DVF wrap dress pattern! There is […]

Cotton knit lingerie set

Another new set of bra and panties that I made yesterday. Nothing really special, no frills nor lace as I wanted something simple this time. The fabric is cotton knit by Liberty of London. I need about half yard to make the whole set. The bra pattern is Pin-up Girls Classic Bra #1230, size 30C. This is a classic full band bra that can be made with or without underwires. I made mine with underwires for better support. I used to think that I don’t like underwired bra because I’ve never felt comfortable in underwired store-bought bras. It turned out that […]

Weekend, October

Not much sewing/crafting done lately, but here’s a bunch of silliness that can be usually spotted in any Madame Tussauds exhibition.     Madame Tussauds temporary exhibition at Decks Tokyo Beach Mall in Odaiba, run until January 4, 2012.