Monday, May 7, 2012Meringue Skirt
Squinting on a cloudy day in my new Meringue skirt!
So this is my Meringue Skirt! This was a very quick and (relatively) easy project. The fabric is ANNBETH from IKEA, and it's a nice sturdy cotton. Despite my continued lack of an invisible zipper foot, I think this is my best zipper yet. (Of course, it took me like three tries because I kept sewing it on the wrong side of the garment.) The instructions for sandwiching the zipper in between the waist facing were brilliant. I mean, I had no idea what I was doing at the time, but I followed the instructions religiously and trusted that when it came time to flip it right-side out, it would work -- and it did! The scallops around the bottom are the defining feature, of course, and they're trickier than they look. I'm not 100% happy with how the hem facing sits, but I did my best and I know what to do better next time. The only real problem with the skirt is that it's TOO BIG! Once again I sewed a size 16 out of fear I wouldn't fit the 14, and now I'm swimming in it. So I'm going to have to figure out how to take it in a little bit. But overall, I feel like this is my best executed project yet!
I posted a sneak peek on Facebook a week ago and my high school geography teacher commented that it looked like an AWNING. So now that's all I can see when I look at it. IT'S AN AWNING. THANKS, MR. SCHMIDT. 5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones‘ Messed-Up Seasons - Neat! I had no idea that such a thing was actually plausible.
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Manning the world's tiniest garage sale. #garage2012
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All I could think was that @kunaal84 would *kill* for this office.
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It amused me to wear a homemade dress to work when Sydney Fashion Week is happening just a few blocks away!
Powered by Webstagram Giant crocheted lions created as part of the UK's "Cultural Olympiad". THAT'S INSANE. I can't believe she did it by hand! I'd like to see more photos of the creation process.
Also, she got HALF A MILLION POUNDS for that. Clearly, my aversion to crochet is misplaced. (Link courtesy of my Mom.)
Wednesday, May 2, 2012Sweet! How to Make a Chocolate iPhone - Brit & Co. - Super cute! Twitter:
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