Friday, 4 September 2009

All-White

DIY time!
I was making this at this exact time last week, and I wore it out as a complete outfit on the night (approx 2 hours after I'd finished).

I bought some cream jersey from eBay, for a different project, but it wasn't right for that and I came up with a new design - a jersey pencil skirt with chunky zip and a bias cut, assymetric cropped vest. Thing.

So, I have no pics of it in the making process, but there are literally hundreds of the completed pieces - both together, styled individually, and as worn last Friday, (and subsequently commandeered from the Digital website).

Feather, a gift from Luke; Gloves, eBay; belt, Primark; Boots, eBay

Top, ASOS; Necklace, H&M; Leggings, Topshop vis placement; Boots, Priceless


Tee, H&M; Blouse, charity shop

Beret, some store in Australia; dress, charity shop; necklace.....is ancient. Claire's Accessories?

Hat & Belt, charity shops; Harems, Oasis


I adore this photo.
It is my profile pic on facebook.
It's not even that flattering, but it looks a lot like me and Daniel just got 'papped' coming out of a club. Which I enjoy.
(We were infact, caught on camera by the Digital camera man, getting down from the stage bit in the Other Rooms. Just so you know.)

The skirt was modelled on a pencil skirt I have, but it could really do with a bit of adjustment - the zip definately needs putting in again, cos it's a bit bumpy. =/. I was never any good at zips. I'm not a very good fashion student, really, am I?
But I did put the zip upside down, so I could unzip it a little way if I wanted the equivalent of a vent, which I thought was a cute idea.

The vest was meant to have binding all the way round cos I just got my binding foot, but I didn't have time to finish that before we went out. I'm gonna need some more time to figure out my binding foot. I get the gist, but I need to figure out optimal width of bias strips and such....
As such, it just has zig zag stitching around the hem, which kinda looks cute.

3 comments:

mam said...

So that's your sewing project from last week! Tres nice! Oh - and you so ARE a good fashion student! xxx

Bryan :D said...

Dude...zips+jersey=HARD!!!
Especially metal zips (you might need a panel under it if you haven't already got one...to prevent rippage lol!)
But v nice...I am envious that you have so much time/a sewing machine handy lol
xxx

jenn said...

noted! it's pretty strong cos its double layered (cos it's a bit see through on one layer, haha) so rippage shouldn't be a problem....just bumps zip syndrome. meh.xxx