Essay never. Sew forever.

by - Friday, April 13, 2012

currently: still haven't started my essay.

So it's uni holidays. And I've enjoyed the past week of doing what I want, which is nothing university related. I've had so many projects on the go that I will need to catch up on - but I'll leave that for next week.

Anyway, while fellow uni friends talked about their media essays today, I decided to visit an old friend of mine. Bernina and Brother. Aka my sewing machine and overlocker.

I haven't actually touched them since... Well since summer. Which feels so long ago. But this fabric I've had has been waiting for me for so long, I just had to make something out of it. And this is what I made today, inspired by this $150 Witchery skirt.

The only difference was I had 1 metre of black lace (purchased for $4). And lots of unused elastic. This was my result:


Please ignore my awkwardness in front of the camera. I never know what to do with my limbs. This is why I normally like to be behind the camera.

But this skirt took me about 5 hours overall to sew (if you put all the time together.) It's essentially two pieces of material (black lace and polyester stretch lining), cut in matching large rectangles, with an elastic waistband casing. The cost of it altogether? Around $7.

And what's great about this skirt - I didn't have to hem lace. Cause of this super cute scallop edging.


So all it had to do was sit on top of the lining. The lining is 1cm shorter than I would like it to be sitting, but it's still cute.

And I decided to dress up for this. Cause people (well popular fashionable people on the internet) are always doing "outfit for the day". And while my closet may not be any fabulous walk-in wardrobe, I thought I may as well seem like I know what I'm doing.

So this is what I'm wearing in this photo:
Outfit breakdown:
Top: $5 on sale from Cotton On last year.
Earrings: black zipper studs, Boyfriend paid from Bling, came in a pack.
Necklace: Christmas present from the parents (but they're from a pack from Diva)
Skirt: Made by myself from materials I bought at Ikes (lace), Spotlight(lining) and TradeMe (elastic)
Shoes: $59.00 Xcesri black heels from Farmers (I bought them at 40% off over Easter)

So now that I've sewn something, I guess this means I now have to work on my essay?
Think I'll wear my skirt while doing it. Least I can feel pretty while studying.

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