Sunday, January 25, 2009

Sewing Shower

Here goes the unveiling of our final projects in school. We were having so much fun ooh-ing and aah-ing over each others' works that our teachers pronounced that class a "sewing shower," in reference to a bridal shower where everyone oohs and aahs over gifts. Here we marveled over purely hand-sewn creations. My classmates' works were so nicely crafted, they made mine feel so simple. But I'm happy because it's something I can really use. And it's the first time I ever started and finished something I made from scratch! I did an apron meant as a styling kit/ belt bag. Good for holding clips, pins, scissors, tape, stain remover, and other styling essentials! I can't wait to use it for work :)


After class I spent hours in a vintage store my classmates introduced me to. Hours. 180 fabulous minutes in a warm, dusty, basement full of old charming treasures. ahhh, heaven. I found so many awesome things, but the best one is something I feel so giddily excited about. It's still there in the store, in a plastic bag with my name on it. It awaits my return as I wait for my debit card from home. Living (and shopping) in Manhattan is expensive!



I passed by a flea market just before they started packing up... which I would say is the best time to go because they give you great bargains. All this being around vintage really made my day! 

My Chinese New Year post to follow when I poach the pictures off from a friend's Facebook!


Song of Style said...

i like the pattern on that skirt!

DaisyChain said...

I love the fabric of the skirt, great job!

Susanna-Cole said...

A sewing shower, sounds fun! :D And what a lovely apron/skirt, great choice of fabric!

And thank you so much for your sweet, encouraging comment, it totally warmed my heart! <3


Dane said...

Hahaha.. I see you are being introduced to two of my favorite past times.. sewing and vintage! Amazing huh.. I dont know how I ever lived life without it. Shopping at Zara could only get me so far, hehe.

Hows your basic sewing, and how long is the course you are taking? Very well done on that apron/belt thing!

yiqin; said...

I need to stop ignoring my sewing machine & come up with SOMETHING! I love the pattern!

♥ fashion chalet said...

Thanks. I love making collages for fun. Glad you liked it. Late night snacking seems bad yet it's so gooood! =]


J'Adore Fashion said...

love the fabric and pattern, nice work!!!

Anonymous said...

what a fabulous skirt! good job!!

La C.