Sunday, 26 August 2012

Lace Peplum/Dress

It's so hot, mummy !!
We went to Paris for a wedding this August. One of the themes of the wedding was to wear something purple and since I was blessed (given) this fabric earlier in the year, i decided to use it for myself and the girls. Also made a trouser with waistcoat for the boy but that is not featured here.
By the way temperatures that weekend reached up to (38°C = 100.4°F). It was sooo hot. So the frowns in the pictures are not real frowns :) but due to the sun.

Top bodice and peplum of my dress is self drafted. :)  yes, I am planning to eventually move away from store bought patterns because they are so limiting in designs and size variations.

Peplum was drafted by using the idea of a simple circle skirt. Total length was just about 11" long, width was my waist size.

Back View.
Don't have a picture for my back view but its pretty much similar to front view, peplum goes all the way around.

Used 'pinks' i.e bows, shoe to compliment their purple dresses.

Why the ribbon running down the centre front of the girls you say? Well i realised after cutting the top pattern that it was slightly bigger than i wanted, so i sewed about 1/4th inch seam allowance right sides together and ended up with a line down the centre which i covered with the ribbon. In fashion a mistake normally leads to another fashion invention. lol. it turned out OK i guess. 

Notice the purple trim detail on the peplum?

While we wait for the coach to pick us from the registry to the wedding reception venue...
Probably wanted a drink at that time.

That's a picture of myself and one of the girls. We mostly survived on drinks because of the heat.
The wedding itself was beautiful and fully romantic if I must say. The bride and groom were both adorable.

Until next time, have a wonderful day, week, month and please leave a message so I will know you were here.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Purple floral Simplicity 2404

I have got serious history with this simplicity 2404 pattern. I bought it three times!!! Yes you heard read right. First time it got lost in the post, second time it got lost in the post. As if I knew there was something about this pattern and me, I bought it the third time. Phew.. it got delivered to me.

I just love this pattern. Truly an amazing fit. (well in my opinion.)
Navy blue lace trim added at the empire waistline as a little design detail.

Skirt in pattern was for a straight skirt, I used an 'A' skirt because I don't like my dresses clinging to me at waist level cos I still have a bit of a 'stomach' :)

S2404 Misses Dresses Simplicity Pattern

Back view

There you have it, my simplicity 2404. Glad I finally got it. Planning another version in red and white but that might not get on the priority list until next year. lol.
At the rate I make clothes, I will soon need a charity to pass dresses to because of the quantity we all have combined. lol.
Well its all in the name of practising to perfect my skills!! :)

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Reflections: Who knows Tomorrow.

Who knows tomorrow.?
Tell me exactly how you day will go tomorrow, hour by hour...
who will you walk past on the road, when will your phone ring and who will be calling.
and if after tomorrow it goes exactly as planned;  please let me know.!!

Our world is so developed...
Our technology has taken us very far.
Almost everything can be done with the click of a button.

2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid Intellient key
Starting a car with the push of a button
We know what is happening in other parts of the world...

Just as it is happening or after it has happened.
All our technology cannot tell us what will happen before it happens.

Even the weather man gets it wrong sometimes.

Needless to say not one of us knows exactly what will happen tomorrow.

By the end of tomorrow, would you be able to say categorically, I knew everything that was going to happen to me today, how and when it was going to happen even before it did.

not to mention next week,next month, next year....

Yet The Creator knows what will happen at the end of a thing even from its beginning. !!!
Wouldn't you like to know Him so he can give you tips and hints, sometimes even tell you what will happen and generally point you in the right direction for your life.