Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rococo Hipster

I have my iMac back! I'm so happy!
So now I can share some more pictures with you, this time of my progress on the Rococo gown. I'm quite a bit further along by now, but haven't taken any photos yet.

At this point I had just finished my underskirt, which was a really easy step until I got to the decorations. The wavy strip towards the hem drove me almost crazy, 3 metres of fabric that I had to gather at the top and the bottom and then distribute evenly... yeah, it was a painful experience. I tore the thread that I gathered with way too often.
Other than that this step wasn't too exiting.
However, I do have another picture for you. When taking the photos, I forgot to take off my glasses at first. The results are kind of funny, because I look like a Rococo hipster.

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Sorry for the poor meme humour ;) I spend way to much time on the internet...

Saturday, February 25, 2012


Soooo, the graphics card in my beloved iMac is broken. Fortunately it can be fixed, but this left me on my backup Laptop (which I just use in school normally, as my iMac isn't really all that portable) without most of my data and pictures.
Now I managed to pull a few off the hard-drive, so here you go!

Two things came together for this skirt. First: I learnt how to draft skirt patterns in school and wanted to make myself a basic one with my measurements that I could then alter as needed for different styles. I had to try this pattern out. Second: I found this really cheap print fabric at the fabric store, where I buy most of my stuff. It was like 2€ per meter. I couldn't really decide wether I found the print utterly hideous or absolutely awesome, but I decided to make my test skirt out of it.

When the skirt was finished, I decided that I indeed found the fabric to be awesome. I'm not in love with the colours, but it's just so unique with its vintage cars, old computers (I think its even a Mac if I'm not mistaken, yay!) and NASA spaceshuttles.
Here's a bit of a closer look:

The pattern I drafted myself (as I said); it's a simple pencil skirt shape with a slightly raised waist.
To make the skirt a bit more interesting (without it being too much with the fabric) I added a decorative metal zipper all along the back. I also was too lazy to match the print at the seam, and the decorative zipper is the perfect way to cover that up ;)

Also these are the first pictures with my new glasses! Usually I didn't wear any in the photos, because my old ones weren't anti-glare, but these are! You like?