I had work early this morning but I ended up waking up even earlier and spent that hour making some shoe clips! My vintage gloves and purse arrived from Ebay as well, so thing are looking a little more queenly.
Accessories and accompaniments to my dress, which is finished! A meetup this weekend falls very close to my 21st birthday, and the theme was DIY Alice in Wonderland… which probably explains my efforts and joy.
I feel like I’m looking too old, though. The irrational fear of aging!
I’m probably going to be passing on my Meta Pintuck Skirt, IW blouse (size M), and IW Violin purse, as they’re not seeing the light so much and it seems unlikely I’ll still wear them. :)
- beret: Forever 21
- bralette: Gilly Hicks
- necklace: Forever 21
- cardigan: Abercrombie & Fitch
- skirt: Misty Sky, Angelic Pretty
- tights: Forever 21
- shoes: Frank Sarto
Saturday date with my mom! <3 I took her to the tea shop that my community likes to go.
There really isn’t a polite way to ask this, huh?
I have a good scholarship and I take out loans like every other suffering student in the USA. I have financial aid and pell grants. I pay monthly to keep interest rates low and when I work full time, most of my money will be focused on paying those loans back. I don’t whine (too much) about living with my parents because it’s makes going to school possible.
Get a magnet to sweep the three boxes on pins you’ll be dropping all over the floor. I use draping as a last resort, I rather waste yards of paper before yards of muslin.
Real advice, let me see… you’ll need pins, fabrics clearly marked with the straight grain line, and a pinnable dress form. Don’t give me the adjustable crap, they’re awful and you won’t be able to drape properly on them.
If you’re using twill tape to mark seams, make sure you pin every inch so it doesn’t budge and ruin your fit. Mark everything once and clearly. Always make a test fit before running your final fabric.
Remember to add ease to the pieces if you’re not draping a knit/bias/stretch garment! Easily the biggest mistake I see drapers makes, they’ll add in the zipper and seams and wonder why it’s too tight.
I just need the facing, zipper, and trim+hem and I can hang this in my wardrobe! It sways when I walk like a magnificent bastard.
Also I’m sorry Leo.
You… you can caption it.