Sunday, October 23, 2011

Date dress update

I knew I wouldn't make this dress overnight, but I didn't anticipate it taking this long either. A combo of running in to some bumps on the road, working on a side project plus my full time job, has really made me put this on the back burner. Hopefully, I will be able to finish it this week, fingers crossed!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The date dress

I'm currently working on the date dress. I found this pattern on burdastyle, and it's pretty basic but also kind of plain. So I am going to try to spice it up a bit by adding a cut out back. So far I've puzzled the pattern pieces together, taped them, cut them out, cut the appropriate size, and cut my fabric to it.

So next is the sewing part! Lets hope this goes as painless as possible, but knowing me i'll probably make a million mistakes.


Monday, September 19, 2011

And i'm back in the game...

This boxy shirt pattern has been on the back burner for almost 3 months now. I was a bit distracted this summer, then it was back to school time and I've just been super exhausted. And finally, all in one night, i got it done...and i must say it is one of my favs!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hoop hoop hoopin!

Since I've been in S.F my friend and I have gotten into the habit of meeting every Wednesday, getting a bite to eat and a beer, and heading to Dolores Park for a hoop sesh. I love it! This summer tops all the summers of the past and the ones to come...just sayin'


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4th of July in Cali

A sweet boy
a beautiful lake
2 yummy sandwiches
good beer
new friends
more good beer
fireworks from the top of the car roof

all in all a great 4th of July!


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Alameda Flea Market

California flea markets far exceed Houston Flea markets by a landslide! Ugh, which really drives me crazy. At a Houston flea market you are sure to find aisles and aisles of jewelry booths and well that's pretty much it. It definitely is not a place to go shopping for vintage clothes, or antique furniture, or even just unique trinkets.

Today I made the long trek to the Alameda Point Flea Market, and even though it took me a bus ride, a train ride, another bus ride, and then travel by pata-mobile a few was totally worth it!

There were hundreds of booths that carried tons of amazing furniture, I kept wishing there some way to ship furniture to Houston, cause dang there were some amazing pieces at reasonable prices! And even though I have already exceeded the weight requirements for my luggage, I still let myself purchase 2 dresses and 2 tops! I'll have to figure out the logistics later, cause I surely am not done shopping...mmhmmm!

Here's a little a preview, please excuse my laziness...thanks!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Workshop SF!

Part of the reason I was really into the idea of spending the summer in San Francisco was due to their DIY community. There seems to be a lot of people that really take a big bite and really sink into the whole DIY movement, and there are quite a few of supporters as well.

Specifically, there is a place that focuses on giving you that support and motivation to take matters into your own hands. Workshop, a DIY school so to speak, offers a wide variety of classes from learning to brew your own ginger beer, starting an indie business, to sewing, and building your own terrarium.

I've had the pleasure of taking 2 classes with them and also interning with them this month. The first class I took was called "Sewing Sorcery" the class focused on zippers and button holes. Two things that i still need to perfect. We made a little zipper pouch and a business card pouch that buttons closed. The other class i took was "Screen printing for newbies." Both classes were so much fun, relaxed and laid back, probably the best learning environment ever....we were even allowed to have adult beverages....ah i heart SF.

sheck it out, i made this with me own hands, true story: