Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wardrobe Architect Week 12

Week 12 of the Wardrobe Architect is to look at our accessories. I never considered myself a person with many accessories until I did this. These are the type of accessories I thought of:

I love my purse - someday I'll make an even fancier one, like the one above. I love my sunglasses, which are purple (I don't care that that's not one of my colours). I found a scarf a bit like the one in the picture and I've been wearing it with my Cordova jacket while it's still a bit cool.

I've never been good at figuring out what shoes to wear, but this project has really helped. Now, I'll feel more better paying more for better quality shoes, since I know I will probably wear them.

I like wearing watches. I have silver and I would like an antique brassy one. I also need more belts. Again, something I should get higher quality one's of.

I don't wear a lot of jewellery, but I do like to have lots of earrings with difference colour gems. I like small, dangling earrings. I should probably take this opportunity to throw out all the large, plastic earrings I wore in high school (lol). I also wear a heart necklace my sister gave me.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sailor Moon Styles!

I am super duper excited about the new Sailor Moon anime that is coming this summer. I have been a big fan since it first aired in English. I still remember the date: August 28th, 1995 at 12:00pm. I looked in the TV Guide (yes, young ones, that used to be a thing) and the name of the show jumped out at me. I watched it and was hooked!

More cool things keep coming out as we get closer to the new show. Sailor Moon inspired clothing is now selling at a Tokyo department store.

I love these little cardigans. I think I could refashion a cardigan for something cute like this.

Check out this post if you want to see more cool pictures.

Side note: I had one of the first Sailor Moon webpages in English. It was so popular, it had about 50,000 hits in one month and almost crashed the server. I wish I kept a copy of it, but even if I did, it would have been on floppies (and if you don't know what a floppy is, that's the issue right there).

Sewing: Sleeve Heads for My Cordova

I decided to go back and improve my Cordova jacket. I was not happy with how the orginal shoulders looked. The sleeve caps looked very droopy. Now, they are close to what I wanted: just a little poof.

Notes on what I did after the jump.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wardrobe Architect Week 11

Week 11 of the Wardrobe Architect  is to compare our silhouettes to what we actually already own and look for any holes. These were my silhouettes and colours:

This step was a lot like I had done earlier when wardrobe planning. Except, I found it even easier, since I could also focus on colours and patterns. This exercise made it easier get rid of even more clothes that just aren't 'me' and that I hardly wear. Storage in my small bedroom is an issue, so I like that I am able to get rid of more stuff. What I do keep will probably last longer, since I will no longer be smashing and stuffing it into a drawer.

Right away, I found out that I need another pair of dress pants and some capris pants (for when it warms up a bit). I will probably use Burdastyle 08/2013#118 - the same pattern I used to make my jeans.

I've started knitting a light featherweight cardigan using some Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace in Willow. Hopefully, it will turn out.

I already got a jacket for my wardrobe. Of course, I made my Cordova with my Wardrobe Architect exercises in mind. I might make one other even lighter jacket for when it gets just a bit warmer. Maybe something like this cute Safari jacket (Burdastyle 02/2011 #127).

And of course, I would love to sew a few more knit tops. But, I my challenge there will be finding knit fabric that I like. The search is on!

Friday, April 4, 2014

My Brotherly Coopers

I made my brother and my borther-in-law a Cooper each for their birthdays. Their birthdays are in January and these Coopers only finally got to them now. It took me from the beginning of January to mid-March to make them. I had so many setbacks (like the broken sewing machine), that I'm so happy they are finally done!