Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Games Night Outfit

Last weekend, I got together with Britt and some others for a games night. We all sit around playing old board games and eating snacks. It's a lot of fun and great for a (cheap!) Saturday night activity. Of course, I just had to dress up. I made this dress a few weeks ago for a birthday party, but the weather was too cold to wear it. Luckily, we seem to be having one last heat spell before the cold weather hits. 

The dress was inspired by a 1920's design. I was experimenting with some different construction techniques, although I'm not entirely happy with the final result. I think this dress will remain a prototype and I won't make any for the shop. That being said, it's super comfy and will be great for the hot days next summer.

I paired the dress with my favourite 1920's inspired heels, some thrifted beads, and a pair of colourful tights. I've been experimenting with bright coloured tights lately. I bought a couple pairs on sale and they add a lovely pop of colour to an outfit. This pink pair matched the roses in the dress fabric perfectly. 

Everything else has been same as usual around here. I've been trying to get back into a few of my old habits though. One of those things has been exercising. Britt and I started a Pilates class a couple weeks ago, although personally I'm more of a yoga fan. I've also been going for more walks. I used to walk quite a lot, but life got in the way and my long walks fell by the wayside. I'm making a point of waking up earlier so I can fit in an hour walk before I start my day. I snapped this picture the other day on a walk around my neighborhood. I've always loved the old "County Registry" building. It's been empty for years but I've always felt it has a romance about it. 

I also bought myself a present. Isn't she cute?

She's a modern turntable, but she works quite well and is portable. Now I can finally listen to my record collection in my room! My room doesn't actually have space for the player (too many books on every single surface...), but now I can have a listen then tuck her back in the closet. 

I hope everyone is having a great week!

That's All.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An "Almost Circle" Skirt

Autumn is in the air. These last few days have seen a drop in temperature that is making it really start to feel like fall. While I'm no longer in school, being a tutor I still feel very much part of  "back-to-school". Which I suppose explains my "collegiate" inspired look the other day. The top was made from a 1940's pattern, and the skirt is an "almost circle" skirt I made on the weekend. I say "almost circle" since I was tired and accidentally cut an oval instead. At least it gives it an interesting looking hemline, 

I hope everyone is having a great week!

That's All.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Free Silent Stars Knitting Charts

Now that I'm getting back into knitting a little bit, I've been browsing Ravelry quite a lot. It gave me the idea to start playing around with making some knitting charts myself. As it will be a while before I am able to use any of them, I thought I might as well share them with all of you. These haven't been tested, but I've charted Greta Garbo, Mary Pickford, and Clara Bow. I use free patterns a lot so it's nice to be able to contribute something myself. If anyone tries them out please let me know!

Free Silent Stars Knitting Charts

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Clara Bow

Greta Garbo

Mary Pickford

If anyone wants more let me know. They were a lot of fun to make and if anyone has any requests I'm willing to give it a shot! 

That's All.