Showing posts from May, 2017

Germaine: Peachy Petal Pink Love

Alright, so maybe the post title is cavity-inducing overkill, but seriously. I loooove this new top I made. It's light and springy and the color is to die for and it's boxy and cropped and it's my favorite thing ever.

Pattern: a mostly self-drafted top, once vaguely hacked from some McCall's bodice. I made this pattern at least 1.5 years ago. I named it Germaine.

Materials Used: peachy pink linen-cotton blend from Etsy, Zipper Tailor Fabric Snap shop. It's seriously a dream to sew up and so soft.

Construction: made with my serger, sleeves and neckline finished with vintage bias tape. Oh, the pocket! I love it.

I utterly love this top. It's the perfect spring top, boxy and cropped, and it's the perfect color, and I love it. I think it was subconsciously inspired by Heather of Closet Case Files. I didn't intentionally make it based off her but I put my first outfit together with it and it felt like something she would wear. Plus we had a very short comme…

Week 3 Round Up MMMay '17

Hello from the other side of exams! They're all done, and I'll have you know I got an A- in Physics, so ha! That's my least favorite class.
Anyway, so I don't have many pictures from this week, but here they are:

 Was this Tuesday? I think it was. Here is my Riff tee and some as of yet unblogged Ninni Culottes. Extremely comfy, but too blue for my liking. I'm doing to try to dye them a bit browner.
 Wednesday--one of my Inari dresses and a handknitted sweater that I DID NOT make.
Thursday--a new top, my first day home and only home for the weekend. The top is a mostly self-drafted pattern I named Germaine. It's in a gorgeous peachy petal pink linen-cotton blend and its My New Favorite Thing.

All the other days I wore various me made undergarments. I think I wore my fruit colored shirt from the sewing dare last summer one day as well.

In terms of summer news, I have a job at my college doing research in theoretical chemistry. It's a full-time position (but u…

Week 2 Round Up MMMay '17

Hey again! It's Friday once again and yesterday was my last day of classes! My exams don't start 'til Monday, so I'm studying like crazy. But here is what I've worn this week:

 Saturday: My floral tunic, while lording over all my recent stash additions. That's Cotton+Steel Wonderland rayon in the back and some JoAnn's tropical rayon in the front.

Sunday I felt awful, so no pics, but I did wear my newer flowy white tee under a sweatshirt.
 Monday: Tight floral tee under my favorite hand-me-down chartreuse sweater. I don't remember anything else about this day. Oh! I did a presentation in chem.
 Tuesday: Here I am in the computer lab, with my older white tee underneath my dorm/floor sweatshirt.
 Wednesday: My cropped Riff tee under my other chartreuse sweatshirt, ready to take a physics test! (It did not go so well.)
 Thursday: We won the Pauling Cup for the whole year! Also wearing me-dyed top and me-made undergarments.
Also I packed up my whole side of …

Week 1 Round Up 2017 MMMay

This week has dragged on FOREVER! I had two tests, a presentation, and I HAVE A WHOLE NOTHER WEEK OF CLASSES BEFORE EXAMS. Ugh. At least I didn't fail my chem test. (Inorganic chem, but not advanced, so you get fed some hand-wavy lies, like gen chem.) Anyway, so here are some selfie snapshots of my week, apologies in advance.

 This was Monday, a good day. I had coffee.
This top is one of my oldest wearable makes, just a flowy white tee.
 Tuesday morning, 8:30AM--aren't computer lab lights and screens just so flattering?
Here is my mustard cardigan. I was only aiming for me-made undergarments, but this came out too.
Bonus: Handmade pajama shorts! (Alongside my nerdy t-shirt. So comfy.)
And some more nerd on Wednesday: Here I am with the Pauling Cup, a little trophy cup that is awarded every week in my chem lab. This week my group won it because of my notes about Helium bonding in our presentation. Woooh me!
I wore my gray pineapple shirt, underneath a pale chartreuse sweatshirt…