So I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as mine has been the best ever!
Sunday, 30 December 2012
Friday, 30 November 2012
|Full view, you can see the layers here|
What I don't have is any pictures of me wearing it, which just did not get taken on the night. I will put it on and get some pictures soon but at the moment I have ten jumpers and a blanket on and I am not really feeling putting on a light chiffony dress! The night of Halloween was a terrible one, it absolutely poured down and I got drenched wearing this costume which I guess was appropriate for a Titanic costume really!
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
There are lots of pretty pink outfits in this issue, yay for me as I like pastels, but I'm not sure a fan of the 'sophisticated' section as it seems a bit boring to me.
|Shirt 114A, Skirt 126A|
Unfortunately there is not a good picture of this skirt which looks to be gathered around the waist and has little ribbon bows all the way down the folds. I really like the shimmer glittery lurex top which is great for feeling Christmassy which I feel like I officially can now. I know most people think it is too early but if you work in retail like me, you have been talking about the big C since August so I am pretty worn out with it now!
I really like the pleats which go all the way down the front of the dress but that isn't very obvious in the picture. I think they might be tucks on the bodice so that they lay flat. I don't really like the length but that could be changed easily.
This dress has some stunning fabric which really helps but I think it would look really cute. It actually has a v neck and the model is wearing a shiny necklace rather than it being a peter pan collar.
|Jacket 106 Skirt 107|
I am a sucker for all things military, though this is a shocking picture of this coat. I love the double row of shiny buttons and the epaulettes.
|Dress 108 A|
This is the pleated dress again and I think you can see the tucks a bit better in this fabric. It looks really different in a more casual fabric too.
I quite like this plus size pattern and the neck opening is really different and looks really cosy for winter, plus I do really like empire line dresses.
Oh I love owls, they are super popular at the moment but I don't mind as I do think they are sweet. I love these different shaped felt ones.
I love the purses too, these are quite an old idea but I think they have been updates. Just look at that hedgehogs face!
I haven't done a dislike section this month, there wasn't anything super terrible so I think I will just keep it for a time I see one of those super crazy patterns.
Posted by sorbetsurprise at 14:19
Tuesday, 13 November 2012
I was very late on sending birthday presents to my sister this year. I am not going to tell you how late as I am too ashamed of myself! Here is a little pic of the parcel I sent:
The journal is the only thing I bought, if you haven't seen it, each page has instructions which you have to follow which quite literally wrecks it. I am sure Claire will enjoy doodling, sticking sweets and tearing bits out of it!
I made this cute little day of the dead brooch from the Zombie Felties book which I think was a gift from my sister originally. He was very cute to make though quite time consuming with all his stitching and beading.
I made a little gnome clip to add to a zip or necklace or something as gnomes are always cool. This was from 100 Beaded Treasures, Trinkets and Charms which really is a lovely book. Everything is made using wire but I think you could use plastic thread too.
The main present was this canvas tote bag which I embellished with a cross stitched sugar skull. This one is from Twisted Stitches though it does annoy me that the pattern is not totally symmetrical so it looks a little unbalanced but that is just my love of symmetry speaking.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Secondly, I had the good fortune of this jacket pattern, McCall's 5936, arriving in my inbox so I snapped it up. I have loved it since I saw Lauren from Lladybird's leopard print version and now I have my mitts on the very same pattern.
Spellbound beads which really do the most beautiful beads. I went for kits this time as I just love them and I wanted to get something a bit different than the huge pile of mismatched beads I normally get!
Aarti J's which sells awesome indian trim, sequined embellishments and belly dance accessories. Seriously it is fab. The website has only a little of their stock but if you ever see the stall it is like a brightly colour sweetshop of trimmings. I bought this gorgeous trim which is black/purple/turquoise/green patterned beads on a silver ribbon which I cannot wait to use. I think it would be such a time saving way to add a whole row of beading to an outfit. I got just over 3 metres and I got a fantastic discount as it was the end of the card. I actually still have some trim that is too precious to use that I bought last time I saw this stall.
Monday, 15 October 2012
I quite enjoyed this issue of the magazine, I think it helps that it is properly wet and windy here now and the temperature is most definitely that of autumn so I don't mind looking at wintery clothing.
I really like this giant hounds-tooth print dress, the big pockets are awesome and I could see myself wearing this right now.
|Shirt 123A, Skirt 127|
This is a great combination outfit, I really like the lacey skirt and the lace detail on the jersey top. I'm not a fan of brown but I think this tan colour works really well under the black lace.
|Bolero 120, Dress 121|
I'm not so sure about the bolero, it might be a little edgy for me but I love the slimline shaping on this dress. Using the same colour but different fabrics is a more subtle way of wearing this type of dress rather than using bright fabrics as I have seen around.
This DIY is really helpful in showing you how to insert lace panels into an existing jumper and I think it really looks like the inspiration piece. I love lace so this is right up my street.
This is actually more mustard colour in the mag which is a colour I really like. (I have a top and shoes in it!) The thin tie up collar is less fussy than a poofy pussy bow but still looks cute and I love the front buttons and bell-like cuffs with those cute buttons.
|Jacket 138, Skirt 142|
This jacket is sooo lovely! I love the little puffy shoulders, the peplum bottom and the stand up collar. The buttons and brooch make it look very military which always seems to be in for winter. It is a plus size pattern, so too big for me, but I would love to resize and make it.
|Again in corduroy|
I also really like this plus size pattern for this empire line dress with three-quarter sleeves. The ruffles neckline is really sweet though I think it would be nicer in a shorter length.
Oh my goodness, I love this dress!! I know it is a children's outfit but I really want it! I even have a dress pattern that I think would work well for it. Again, I love that mustard colour the capped sleeves and the pleated skirt.
Sunday, 14 October 2012
**WARNING PICTURE HEAVY**
If you go to London it is well worth checking out the fashion section of the V&A, they have some really spectacular gowns from every era.
|Gorgeous foil embroidery|
|Underwear and feather filled sleeves|
|Muslin wedding dress|
|Really in love with this black and white gown|
|Looks like an evil queens gown|
|Christian Dior's New Look|
|Ostrich feathers and glitter|
|Polka dot chiffon with ruffles down the back|
I hope you made it through the pictures!