Thursday, March 5, 2009

French Bread - 1st attempt

I tried this recipe from :

It turned out not bad. I always have high expectations and I was hoping for that SUPER crusty bread. However I think this is due to my oven. It sucks. The highest temp it holds consistently is 400 deg C. Egh. Oh well, I hope to one day have an oven that can hold 500 deg+ consistently.

Fresh bread is always yummy though. Good with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Monday, December 8, 2008

First Fascinator

In my love for retro fashion, I made my first fascinator. Knowing me I'll have one in every colour by the end of the month.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

First Recycled top

So, I had this top that I never wore, because even when I was A LOT skinnier, it was uncomfortable. So I cut it up, added some godets and ruffled sleeves. Basically, the neckline and lace front are what is left of the original. I wish I had taken a before pic, but I just jumped right into this project that it didn't even cross my mind. The skirt is the one previously shown with S's tube top and my jj top. The outfit is still in progress, I plan to finish up the top and skirt with added trims and hemming. I think the silhouette is my favourite part.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

18th C inspired, comming along...

Its still all held together by pins. I have a problem with finishing, probably because I'm always unsure and not fully ready to commit to the final version. It's difficult to have an objective opinion on your own creation. I love love, LOVE historical fashion. I think this dress is more of a blur between 18th and 19th century. Marie Antoinette meets Jane Austen. I have some apprehension about whether this is wearable in public and if I may be mistaken for going to a costume party.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Brainstorm, inspired by 18th Century

Some ideas I have. Obviously not the final version...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Circus Top, possibly close to final cut

I think it's starting to look better...

Less clowny?

While playing around, I placed the collar on the neckline... better I think, will go with this and see what happens.