In my previous post I talked about the role of lace in Spring/Summer collections this year. I have now managed to get a few pictures of my previous DIY project.
In addition to making a a lace t-shirt (inspired by the shirt Aria wears in Pretty Little Liars) I also designed a low cut top with a lace butterfly on the back.
Here are some photos I took 🙂
The easiest part was cutting out the main parts of the top.
I drew the butterfly free-hand and ironed it onto the back part of the top, I then traced it and cut it out. I used the same stencil to cut out the lace counterpart of the butterfly. While doing that, keep in mind that the lace butterfly needs to be a bit bigger than the stencil.
Once I cut out the butterfly I placed the lace one on the striped material and attached it with needles so I could use zig-zag to trace it.
Since I’m such a shitty planner I managed to NOT take a photo of the finished product….lol. Sorry about that. I can tell you that the top looks amazing, I’m very pleased with it.
To make up for it I have added a photo of my new clutch that was made by…. me of course 😀
Now to the important stuff. I finally quit my job at the cinema and I couldn’t be happier. I do miss my co-workers and going to the cinema when ever I wanted to but I will not miss the stressful customers and crazy days. I’m currently working at a place called Drink Baar and Grill and at Karl Friedrich.
These two places couldn’t be more different from each other but I like them both a lot. Drink gets awesome customers and Karl Friedrich challenges me in other ways, such as, etiquette etc. I’m happy to have two jobs again as I love being super busy all the time 🙂 It stops me from wondering why I have no personal life and why my life seems to be at a complete stand still at the moment.
I better get back to work 🙂 Blog soon!
XOXO – Ley
- Lace Rocks! (kittycanscratch.wordpress.com)
LACE is the keyword in the Spring of 2012 fashion trends. You can look anywhere and you’ll see lace tops, skirts, blouses etc. Just yesterday I was walking around the local Zara outlet and there was an abundance of lace everywhere.
I tend to not follow the trends that much, however, this is one trend I just happen to adore. It’s so girly, yet you can apply to a more rock-chick look as well. Just imagine, black strappy top, black jeans, studded belt and biker boots and a cream colored lace t-shirt. This actually happens to be the outfit I’m wearing atm. No pics tho as I’m sitting in a cafe and people would just give me strange looks if I started posing by myself 😀
The lace t-shirt that I just mentioned was inspired by Kimichi Blue – Lace Tee – $19.99. The t-shirt was worn by Aria in Pretty Little Liars (she wore the cream colored one). As soon as I saw the shirt I knew I needed to have one. The trouble is that in Estonia there’s no point in trying to find anything decent, you’ll look forever. Thankfully I like sewing, so I just headed to the local fabric store and got some stretchy lace. I made my version a bit more tight and the pattern is different but the idea is the same. So far I’ve worn it with casual looks but I can imagine how good it would look with a black pencil skirt and ultra-high heals.
Now that I’m completely obsessed with lace I’ve gone on a bit of a shopping spree. I got some navy colored lace, also stretchy. I also got some fabric with grey and white stripes and I plan on making a simple top. The kick is that I’m going to cut out a butterfly shaped patch and substitute it with the navy colored lace. Now, this is all good in theory but sewing with stretchy fabrics can get tricky. I’ll keep you updated on how things are going.
I also got some black leather and blue lining for a purse I’m going to make my friend Anett for her birthday 🙂 She wanted a light lilac color but I couldn’t find any leather to match her wishes. It’s ok tho, black is timeless and I’m sure she’s gonna love it 😀
XOXO – Ley
I’ve seen pictures of several great keyboard clutches so when I decided to make my own I wanted to make it with a twist. Instead of the traditional black and white combination I used a bright blue and white combination 🙂
I measured out the clutch size and drew they keys on the fabric.
I set the sewing machine on the lowest zig-zag option and I outlined the keys.
Once the front was done I sewed the zipper to the front and the inner lining.
Sew the sides together. Make sure that you leave one side open as you will need to flip the whole thing inside out once you’re done. Insert two pieces of cardboard to make it more sturdy. You’re done 🙂
I have gel nails, meaning that I have to go to a professonal manicurist who then takes care of my nails:D She files them and helps me come up with a new design and then applies the gel in my desired fashion. The process can take up to 2 hours of my time and a fair bit of money each time. BUT, it’s so worth it. Gel nails stay gorgeous for weeks and it totally cuts down on time spent on your nails 🙂 More time for blogging. I got inspiration from Dita Von Teese who’s perfectly manicured nails are absolutely gorgeous 🙂 She also sports the gorgeous retro half-moon style, though she has chosen red instead of black.
This month I have opted for a retro look. Black nails with a half moon french tip. And just for kicks I’m going to get her to add a Gaga-esque finishing touch by painting the underside of the nail reed….inspired by the very famous Louboutin heels 😀
Aren’t they just the coolest? I love them!