Sunday, July 24, 2011

bright colors and gaudy vulgarity

I made this last night with a lot of twisting and pinning and Silk Screening!
I believe this is 53% cotton, and there's lycra and something else in the fabric.. if you can tell, the sleeves are not quite sewn in yet! How do you finish off a stretch fabric's neckline?

I promise this looks better in real life. okay, no.. my painting skills a little rusty!
This is my dad and I, he is (actually)abnormally young looking, and I didn't know how to paint him any older! 

I've been loving my July semester, even though I have a few sewing projects here and there, I am loving the 4-5 day weekends! Been loving the sun, and enjoy the night life of Toronto! Thus haven't been sleeping much, Now how's this to sleep in!

so I got a Paintlounge tee size Large and revamped it!

Tee to a Dress DIY.
1. find a tank top/ sleeveless dress and lay it on the tee as a template 
2. Cut the sleeves off at a 45 degree angle and gather it, (baste stitch and pull it tight together)-sew up the garment, right side to right side. attach/ ease the sleeves


Painting dad and I in my new dress:)
Woodbine beach with the ladies.

"I've got a streak of what you'd call cheapness. I don't know where I get it but it's - oh, things like this and bright colors and gaudy vulgarity. I seem to belong here. These people could appreciate me and take me for granted, and these men would fall in love with me and admire me, whereas the clever men I meet would just analyze me and tell me I'm this because of this or that because of that."   -the beautiful and the damned.
by beer bong I mean beer pong, did I mention I'm turning 19 in 4 days?!?!?!

here is the first Blouse I ever made (in fashion fabric), Polyester Chiffon, Mandarin Collar, Separate Placket, lace trimming and crystal buttons!
chiffon fabric and separate placket should never be in the same sentence.



RicAdeMus said...

I don't know what your dad looks like, but the "self" part of the portrait is great, very accurate. I used to love sitting in trees, so I'm sure I would enjoy sleeping there. =)

Dewanti Primayani said...

great painting ! :)
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Kate L. said...

Great painting and I love the chiffon top which is very beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and my birthday is on last Saturday.

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style point said...

Hi!such a cool pics xxxxx

steph said...

aww i love your pics! you are too cute. AND YOU ARE SO TALENTED. seriously, if i tried to draw anything, it would look like a 3rd grader did it. lol.

love your blog, super cute!

xoxo, steph h.

Maycie Tsuchiya said...

A little rusty????!! You are an awesome artist. Wow. I have now words.

Rilakumaki said...

Id love to see more of those DIY posts! The diy shirt to dress was so cute! and the painting looks great as well!

Molto ❤ Fashion said...

That blouse you made is gorgeous! I love the twisted rope detailing.

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Fabrizia said...

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YONi's style park said...

Oh my god. Kitty swim suit is really cute.

mazzy may said...

So creative! Wow, at the beach!

Emmett Katherine said...

That a great DIY turning the t-shirt into a dress. i cna't tell you how many times I'll pass on sweet t-shirts because they're baggy and oversize. i will have to remember this tutorial!

princessmicah said...

i love the butterfly top and wow, you painted yourself and your dad. cool!

Carly said...

I love that first dress - that is truly stunning.

songbird said...

love your creativity!!the dress is fab and so is the tee to dress!!

Nikki said...

Love that blouse!

Louise said...

Wow I love that butterfly top xx

aiz kim said...

you could paint, you could make the nicest outfits...what else makes you so amazingly wonderful!?