Monday, October 22, 2012

sewing like a pro, basically.

The new Taylor Swift album came out today. This post has nothing to do with that (Begin Again is my knew jam okay)

Moving on.

I've been keeping up with Project Runway this season (I was rooting for Dmitry heyooo) and now all I want to do is make my own clothes. Only it turns out that sewing is harder than it appears, who knew wow oh wow!
So, using my limited sewing knowledge gained from my year as a Brownie and this article from Rookie, I decided to start easy with something I've wanted to make for quite sometime, and it really surprised me how simple it was!
It took me about an hour to get the hang of it, since it's been several years since I've picked up a needle, but here is the finished product:
I've had this gorgeous fabric for a few years, but never knew what to use it for.
It looks a bit bunched because I pinned it to the dress a bit awkwardly, eh.
Not the best, of course, but I'm proud of it! One giant leap for mankind!
One day I'll make a fur coat. That's all I want in life.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I'm only in it for the clothes, sir.

I'm supposed to be taking a test in Home Ec, so instead I'm going to show you some pictures from a photoshoot my friend and I had fun making a few months ago. Naturally.

I've always found myself saying I want to pursue a profession only to realize I only want in for the clothes. Like for  a while I wanted to be a sailor, or be in the navy. But no, actually I don't want to do that. I'm just very fascinated by nautical apparel.
More recently, I found myself wanting to be a fighter pilot. Yep. Then I realized that, actually, no, I could never fight anyone. I don't like conflict. I just like the idea of flying a plane and also have you SEEN some of the Cool Stuff they get to wear? I WANT TO BE A REBEL FIGHTER. I WANT TO SAVE MY HOME PLANET. Don't get cocky, Luke Skywalker.
Anyhow, I could never be a pilot on account of my terrible vision (what a load of baloney), so I just sit at home in my Jedi costume and cry over James Franco's beautiful Flyboys uniform what

Oh, right. Pictures. Okay.

Behold, my sailor jacket. I'm so in love with it.
These were all taken in my neighborhood.
I. am. Gene. KELLY.
My Clara Bow face.

So yes. Good.

Monday, October 1, 2012

you beautiful baby.

An antique mall near where I live was having an "everything's under $20 vintage clothing sale!!" and it was super neat and I purchased some fancy items of clothing.

The woman who sold it to me said this suit had once belonged
to the most "fashionable woman in Nashville" whoever that is
I like this photo better, but the mustard color is so darling.

This gorgeous jacket was five dollars.
a very beautiful 70's dress by Cofa's Closet


I feel so marvelous in these clothes, it's silly to think I used to be so afraid to wear things that made me happy. Why worry about what other people think about your clothes? It's none of your business what other people think of you, anyway. Wear that fur coat, Glen Coco. You're a babe and you know it.