Saturday, February 25, 2012

saturday swatching.

Yesterday I went swatching at Elegant fabrics (my new favorite store) for some things I need for class. I wore this outfit plus leggings and a jacket. It was so windy that as I was walking, I kept walking sideways because the wind was pushing that hard.

ruffle collar shirt, top dress, and shoes from Taiwan. white dress from H&M, pettiskirt from flea market, cardigan from thrift
When I got back, it was sunny, but there were flecks falling from the sky. There were a couple girls behind me who were arguing. One said "it's snowing!" Which was what I was thinking. The other girl said "no that's just ---- falling from the trees." And when I took a closer look, there were seeds on the falling whatevers. So for a while I thought the second girl was right. But as I was walking back to my dorm, it started to really snow, and I got really excited because it was snowing and sunny at the same time!

I was really exited about a certain package I received on Friday. When the mail guy took out the box, I let out a pretty loud "OH MY GOD." SO EXCITE. Though, I'll be doing mostly homework on it.
This cute little guy. I'll admit, it was a bit of an impulse buy, but one of my happiest buys yet. I used the money I saved up from the money I earned to buy it. It wasn't too bad because it was second hand. This one was in the two digits.

I'm planning on sewing a dress when I have time! There's still a discrepancy between things I can design and things I can sew. I can make the pattern for it, but I don't know if it will work without trial and error, and dresses will take up a lot of muslin.

Soon after I got the machine set up, I sewed a peter pan collar using the materials I bought a couple months ago. I'd meant to make one a while back but never got around to it.

I hope I'll be able to make some nice things on this! I need more time to practice.

Love, Kaia


Iris said...

I really love your super pretty outfit, you are so beautiful! The collar is awesome as well, you are super talented sweetie♥!
Have a lovely day,

MONi said...

Just asking… how long did it take you to sew that collar because I wanna do something similar but I'm way too lazy to start before knowing how long it's gonna take and how difficult it is.

:P moni

P.S. with that dress you kinda look like a princess

The Awkward Indie Girl said...

There is so much I love about this post!
- Your outfit: all of the beautiful layers and ruffles
- Your sewing machine
- Your peter pan collar
Could you possibly post a DIY on how your made it?

Kaiami said...

Thank you, Iris!

Moni: It's not too hard! I think most of my time was spent pinning. It took somewhere between 30 minutes and an hour to make. Once I get better at sewing, it should take less.

Indie Girl: Goodness, thank you! I'd love to make a DIY post for it. I'll take pictures along the way next time I make one

Yumi said...

Elegant is one of my favorite places to shop for fabrics due to the convenience of getting swatches and its' closeness to my school. I think the only thing that would make me like it better is if there wasn't that one employee who would follow me around the store and ask me to be his "special friend"!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work! You're my role model - cute and talented. ヽ(^▽^)ノ

KiaraV said...

so cute that collar <3

kurahimeka said...

you should put up a tutorial.
i've been dying to find out how to make them. >u<

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