Sunday, October 25, 2009

Surprise I'm Asian!

This top was my first project as an Independent Study student!!! Basically, you take Clothing I and II at my high school, then you're in Clothing III and IV, also known as "Independent Study." You make what you want instead following a guideline, so if I wanted to make a catsuit...I could...but I won't.

Anyways, this top took me about a month to make. It was my first time working with brocade fabric, which frays like crazy by the way. I decided not to put on loops and just sewed on shank buttons instead, which I think looks a lot better. I'm so proud of this top! It fits me pretty well.

People who saw me wearing it were like "Dude, my mom has one of those. Are you into Asian culture or something?" And then I answered "I'm half Chinese" and their jaw dropped straight through the floor. Hahahahahaha. I look pretty white, but yes, I am Asian.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'm sorry! I know it's been ages...but I've been having technical difficulties in getting these pictures my computer and then finally onto this blog. At the beginning of the month, my clothing class took a field trip to Vogue Fabics in Evanston. There I found a beautiful purple knit for my prom dress and some lovely knit/lace fabric that I will make something out of. What I don't know yet. I'm thinking a top or perhaps a dress. I just saw the fabric and it was too beautiful to resist, it almost looks like snakeskin from far away. I also took an old cardigan from the gap (kids size XL, I'm still that tiny) and made the sleeves 3/4 length. Since I don't have a serger, I just overcast the edges and it gave them a nice scalloped effect that I rather like. I'll handwash it so it doesn't ravel. I'll try to update more often! Thanks for reading! (Purple fabric is for prom dress, brown/lacy fabric is for something else, pattern for prom dress is also included.)