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September 19, 2009

Bit too boring

I've been making clothes for a bit longer than a year now, and the way I create things is, to get a fabric that feels good to me (mostly cotton or jersey), and the color that I like, and just make whatever I think it would be best for the fabric use. I think about one or two fabric that I buy for a while, never sketch or anything, then just start cutting fabric and sew. Unless, I get a custom order for bride's maid dress or something. Then I sit down and draw.

But I feel like, my process has become kind of like a routine, and in another word, boring. I keep making the same thing. To get out of it, my husband advised, that I have to start sketching and make variations of one particular theme or design. Really entertain the idea that I have. It will take some effort but I would like to design things that are more unique and interesting, without looking too freaky. Right now, I am a bit discouraged.

Anyway, here is what I made the other day (before my husband gave me his advice)...
Polka dot camisole with exposed zipper - I used Tara as a base, but changed the shape a bit, so it is narrower, added a zipper, omitted an elastic under bust, and changed up the straps as well.

The necklace is the one I thrifted the other day, but I wrapped it around my neck twice to make it look like a choker.

Camisole - handmade, Knit jacket - Anne Talyer Loft, shorts - Gap, Booties - Payless

7 comments:

Natalie said...

like how ur tank has the exposed zipper, very cute! :)

xoxo

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lisa + cathy said...

i'm starting to make stuff myself too :D after i learn how to take of the machine well..
i thrifted blazer like jacket you have but its got shoulder pads which feel so bulky, do you know how to get rid of them?
i love your blog

delina. said...

The top with the zipper is very nice, great outfit! x

Wana said...

u sew really good... :o)

mer3kat said...

OMFG this is sooo cute :]]

i love the zippper


I love everything you make!!

i am usjt starting to make clothes do you hve any pointers?

chie said...

hi mer3kat, thank you! i started sewing, using burdastyle's patterns. its www.burdastyle.com.
that site is great, lots of free patterns and tutorials!

good luck;)

chie said...

natalie, thank you for visiting! i get so much inspiration from your blog:)

hi lisa and cathy, about the shoulder pad, i would just cut it off? do you think you can disconnect it pretty easily, or is it really sewn in there? shoulder pads are in now, so it might not be a bad idea to leave it for the season:p

thank you delina and wana!