Thursday, October 27, 2016

Currently Loving #31

My current faves:)

1) Sweater Weather scent from Bath and Body Works (available as candles and wallflowers)

2) The new layout of my sewing space
I sew in a corner of my daughter's bedroom, and I'm lucky enough that she doesn't care (right now) what I do with it. I've re-arranged everything in this little sewing corner into something that is really efficient for myself, and am very happy with it:)
The left area

The right corner has my serger.
3) Mosaic knitting
I was able to attend a class last week at a local yarn store that explained how to do this type of slipped stitch knitting, and now, I'm kinda obsessed with this method. Super easy to do.
My teacher explaining her techniques
The sampler cowl I did
4) Snowpiercer (on Netflix)
Guys, I highly recommend this movie by Bong Joon Ho. A long one, but oh-sooooooo-good. I think this is Chris Evans' best film to date. Too bad this movie didn't get a wide release....go watch it now!
Synopsis here.
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5) Man On High Heels (also on Netflix)
Well....I may be biased as I love Cha Seung Won, but he was really really really amazing in this film. Aside from his acting, the action sequences are great (albeit violent) and the supporting cast was just as stellar.  Synopsis here.
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6) Dior and I (also on Netflix)

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This recounts Raf Simon's first haute couture collection for Dior. I just love this documentary and can watch it over and over again. This was a great behind-the-scenes look on all the work that went on in creating the breath-taking collection. Very reminiscent of the documentary series Signé Chanel (which is one series I also highly recommend).

What have you been loving lately?

Monday, October 24, 2016

The boys are back in town.

Fall weather is officially here. The days are getting shorter, and there is a definite chill in the air. These mean the boots and thick leggings back!

an old tunic I sewed (using the Megan dress pattern from Love At First Stitch), no-name leggings, Timberland booties

Is it chilly where you are now? For those on the other side of the world, what's the weather like?

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Second Hand

I used to hate hand-me-downs as a kid. Being the middle child, I got my older sister's old clothes sometimes (or my mom would make us dress alike), and didn't like it. Mind you, I never really cared about what I wore until I started uni. Now,  if it fits me and I like it, I say just hand it over....bwahaha!

Hand-me-down shirt and skirt from my mom, Adidas sneakers

How about you? Do you wear hand-me-downs?

Monday, October 17, 2016


Because comfort should always win....
Uniqlo shirt and joggers, Adidas sneakers

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Obsession #39

Just one item, you guys....
good Label Gwyneth Soft Croftie coat
 From goop's website:
“This is based on the first men’s overcoat I ever owned, which I bought at Canal Jean in, like, 1984. It was a wool men’s tweed coat with a relaxed, dropped shoulder, that I’d wear with the sleeves rolled up. That’s exactly what I wanted this to be: Something John Bender from The Breakfast Club might have worn. It’s a mix of beautiful wool and cashmere, in a gorgeous blue—it’s got a lot of pigment in it.” 
My love for Gwyneth will never go away.:)

A coat may or may not be in the sewing horizon soon...just sayin....

What is your current obsession?

Monday, October 10, 2016


My husband has had this "desk" for a long time...even before I met him. It was owned by his old room mates, and he ended up keeping it. We've been using it as a TV stand.

Guess what? This is actually a vintage sewing machine, y'all! A Singer Fashion Mate 252, which was made around the late 1960's/early 70's.

You hubby actually learned how to sew before I did. He used to hem his own pants, which was why he thought he'd be able to use this. However, he never got it to work properly.

Now that I've been sewing more, we decided that maybe, I could get it to work. I never did get the chance to take a pic of the machine's state before all the work was done. It wasn't too bad. His room mates had it serviced after buying it so the motor runs, and no major work was needed. It needed cleaning and oiling, however, and several parts needed replacement.

I ordered the parts on SPO. (I highly recommend this site. Quick shipping to Canada.) Then, I got to work.

After a few hours of work, this baby now runs. A very basic machine (only does straight and zigzag) but man, it's built like a tank and does the stitches amazingly.

And now, here's my sewing space with all my machines, where all the creating happens:D

Speaking of creating, here are my latest makes:
Sweater I knitted using the Vogue Knitting For Cat Lovers pattern, along with an old skirt I sewed using the Tilly and the Buttons Clemence skirt pattern
Sewed another ballet leotard
 And I finished the little one's costume for Halloween. Here's a preview:)
Anyhoo, are you a vintage lover?

PS Just wanna wish  my fellow Canucks a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ms. Brightside

I wasn't too sure about the colour of this dress when I got it, but now, I'm kinda digging how it just brightens up the rainy fall days:)
Adidas dress and sneakers (I thought the slit was a nice touch:D)

Do you like wearing bright clothes?
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