Monday, December 12, 2011

Finally, the Urban Decay Naked Palette!!!!

This palette ladies has been in my wishlist for the longest time. Finally, I can cross it out of my wishlist, courtesy of my bf, his mum and his sis. His sister, went all the way to KL for Cyberjaya to get this palette. I couldn't thank you people enough.

p/s: Even though UD released Naked 2, I'm not digging into it after seeing the color swatches. But this one here, I can wait to put my grubby paws on it!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Showing some love to the sewing machine.

The thing about Brother LS2160 sewing machine is that it is a loud machine. So I couldn't figure when is the good time to oil the machine based on the time since it is always noisy.

 Dear LS2160 and Singer oil.

 The sewing machine light bulb was burnt and I haven't replace it. If I got extra cash, I might want to replace this with LED light.

 The best tool to clean up the lint is lip brush! small enough to go through every small nook and corners.

Since I'm gonna start making a dress within this week. I clean up the lint and oil the machine. After that, I sew a leftover fabric to remove excess oil and boy, the machine run so smooth! Maybe I should do this more often.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Petticoat from repurposed fabric, closer look.

Making toile.

I'm planning to make a 50's inspired dress, which means fitted bodice and full circle skirt. This particular shape I find very flattering to any body shape.Of course it's not gonna look like anything like the Christian Dior work of art up there. But the general silhouette is pretty much the same. In few years, maybe I would be able to recreate something like CD satin dress, in few more years. More technique shall be acquire to make this kind of masterpiece. Anyway, today I finally learn to make French seams. It's a simple technique, but a winner in making the dress inside looks awesome.

Enough on the CD dress, back to the toile. I made the whole thing from RM3/metre fabric. Since it's only the bodice that's need to be fitted, I simply attached a circle skirt I made before this to complete the whole dress. Hooray for smart idea.
The toile needs quite a lot of alterations, which means a lot of modifications needed to be done with the flat pattern. The most important modification is at the back since the back bodice was so boxy. I fix that by increasing the dart intake. But it doesn't work. So I stitch the back bodice along the centre tapering towards the neckline, and voila, issue resolved.
More pic to show how fitted it was.
For the front bodice, I divided it into two panel. The whole bodice except the tummy part, and the tummy part. At first, the tummy part was a little low for the design in my head. It was about an inch too long. So I redo the part and finally the tummy part starts right where I want it, right under the bust. I replace the bust dart with gathers to eliminate stich at the bust area.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I want to make a petticoat so much...

That I can't wait until I got some tulle/crinoline fabric. I end up salvaging fabric from BLEACH's Shinigami costumes I made years ago.
Finding the fabric large enough for use in the whole stash bag.

Attaching two panels about 9inches width each, length is not measured, but it is about 4-5inches larger than my hip measurement.

The whole stretch of the two panel sewn lengthwise.

Add another panel about 6 inches width, the same length with the previous two panel. This panel using thinner fabric as this is where the elastic waist band will be attached.

cutting strips of fabric about 7inches wide to make ruffles.

How to make the ruffles. Hand stitch along the fabric length and pull to gather.

White ruffles. This one is about 3 inches wide.

The ruffles sewn to the panels.

Just to show what petticoat do.
(The skirt in this pic is not suitable to be worn with petticoat. Petticoat works better with fuller or circle skirt)

before petticoat,

after petticoat.

FOTD: Nabilla's Wedding.

Went to a coursemate's wedding last weekend at Kampung Matang Baru. Since I'd stop wearing makeup daily, this is the chance to start putting my makeup and brushes to use.
I was planning to put on simple makeup, just enough to cover pimples and hyperpigmentation infesting my cheeks. So I did tried the makeup to see if it works the night before. It seems fine, so I repeat it for the day itself.

Having a nude lipstick is not only good for pairing with dark smokey eyes, it's also good to tone any lipstick that is too bright. Blush, bronzer and highlighter was barely there, just enough to counter the foundation that makes me look pale.

Grooming my brows like crazy, but it still looks the same. LOL. It's hard to find the balance between bushy and full brows. Furthermore, I'm not into cutting the brows.

The kebaya that serves me well for the past two years. Been wearing it to few weddings and hari rayas.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Part 2: Making a bag - Choco.

The bag was finally done. Since I'm lacking of accessories needed to make handbag, I just improvise using whatever I have.

Monday, November 28, 2011


The ribbon was made from old jeans and bits of scraps from deconstructed dress. Hand-sewn and attached to a headband.

Saving Harlie

Harlie is a stray rescued by Dani. She had undergo amputation and c-section surgery to save her. The bill piled up to RM1000 and Dani needs donations by others to help settle Harlie bill. To read more about Harlie, visit this blog

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Jeans and Cotton

 A pair of old jeans + A metre of cotton fabric + some laces from old jacket
A new dress
This dress is kinda tricky since I'm working with limited amount of starting material. Was inspired by this Dorothy Perkins dress

Friday, November 25, 2011

Part 1: Making a bag - Choco.

I was given a small piece of leopard print fabric. At first, I was thinking of using it to make hair accessories. After going through my fabric scraps, I decided to use the leopard print as a bag accent.

The awesome bias tape maker! Click here to find out more. The tape done here used to finish up the edges and double up as the bag accent.

The flap and the main body of the bag.

Quilting the main body.

Pinning the flap on to see the general shape.

Line the main body with polka dot fabric and slide in a piece of plastic to make the base firmer

With the sides of the bag and tape sewn on.

The bag is not done yet at this stage. Buttons and more tape will be added on later stage and shoulder strap added.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

When you can't sleep at night, make a circle skirt.

Lately, I'm a lil nocturnal, won't be able to sleep at night and the earliest I could go to bed is aroung 3.30am, which is really bad. Hope it would be going away soon.

One instance of the nocturnal hours was spent making a circle skirt. A simple project that somehow require more patience compared to the more complex project.

Sewing the skirt hem feels like forever because it is so long. Kinda tricky because of the hem is from circle pattern.

I worn the circle skirt with a self-made petticoat. I'm pretty pleased with it that I made another one in purple.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Inspired by Topshop, a dress with Asian touch.

Fuuuwaah! The title so poyo. LOL. Anyway, few weeks ago, my friend shown a picture of a skater dress from Topshop. It ignites my sewing frenzy again.

Below is the dress

And with this,

it becomes this
The one I made using batik based on the design above.
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