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Yellow Belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone
So a few months ago I decided to step outside my comfort zone of colors and buy this lovely yellow fabric. And then I had no idea what to do with it.

And then I bought Deer and Doe‘s Belladone pattern and decided it would be adorable in this print with a pleated skirt.

I love how it turned out, I’m just not 100% sure the color suits me. But yay for branching out!

Bows for days

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

 

Today was the first day that has actually felt like spring! I even took dress photos without tights on! Let’s hope this weather stays around.

I made this dress a while ago and then it sat in my closet getting dusty because it’s not exactly snow appropriate. I used Burda 7739 for the dress itself (minus the sleeves) and then this tutorial for the bow. And it has pockets!

Yay for spring!

Floppy donuts

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress
dress: self-made // tights: Modcloth // shoes: Nine West (thrifted) // scarf: French flea market

Birthday dress was a success! It’s slightly difficult to type though because my fingers are frozen. CannotĀ wait for warmer weather!

I used this pattern along with a self-drafted circle skirt. I was going to include the sleeve caps but a combination of having nearly run out of time and deciding it looked better without them led to my leaving them off.

For the skirt, I folded a square piece of fabric over halfwise twice, and then measured a 10″ curve at the waistline. My waistline is 24″ so I wanted the skirt to be about 1.5″ wider than my actual waist so there would be pleating. Then I measured from the curve down to various points about 20″ (skirt length + hem) and cut both curves so that I was left with a large floppy donut shaped piece.

Sorry if that’s absolutely incomprehensible. I’m terrible at explaining things.

And yes, I totally caved and dyed my hair. Eek!

Shimmer

Gold linen skirt

Gold linen skirt

Gold linen skirt

Gold linen skirt

Gold linen skirt
top: h&m // skirt: self-made // tights: F21 // shoes: Chelsea Crew // sweater: Modcloth

This might seem surprising but a year ago I owned about three dresses (like appropriate-for-public dresses, not counting the ones only appropriate in Middle Earth) and one skirt. And exactly one of those three dresses was not club-wear.

Then I bought a few patterns and started learning how to make dresses and pretty soon I had a whole closet-ful. But I still only had one skirt!

Anyway, this skirt was my first experiment with pattern-less skirt-making. To be fair, I made a few in high school but they were such ruffled low-rised monstrosities that it’s best to forget their existence and just back away quietly.

I think I might do a tutorial on this one, if anyone’s interested. It’s really simple and only involves the tiniest bit of math. Or, if you’re math-phobic like me, some minor trial and error. I used some kind of gold linen that has bits of sparkly gold woven in. It’s not the easiest thing to iron but it definitely creates a cool shimmery effect.

In other news, I just saw this video over at Maidae and I’m justĀ itching to dye my hair red again.

In other other news, I finally figured out how to use my vintage non-auto-focusing lens for taking outfit pictures! It was actually stupidly easy and now I feel dumb for not having tried it before.

Happy birthday to mee

Arrow dress

Arrow dress

Arrow dress

Arrow dress

Arrow dress

Arrow dress

Arrow dress
dress: Dear Creatures // tights: f21 // cardigan: JCrew // shoes: Chelsea Crew // necklace: f21 // earrings: thrifted

Soooooo I’m 26 today.

Not really sure how I feel about that.

Ask me how I feel about my birthday present to myself instead. I wanted this dress as soon as I saw Dear Creatures’ spring collection and decided to preorder it as a birthday present to myself.

I’m about eighty different kinds of happy about this one. :]

Tonight I’m being an epic nerd and going to a bar to play Magic the Gathering. Birthday festivities will continue on the weekend.

Hope you guys are having a fabulous week!