My Handmade Closet
Ever wondered what Design Closeup HQ looked like? Well, wonder no more my friends and feel free to have a sneak peek inside! The space is small – less than 4 metres long and 2 metres wide – but it’s super bright and ideal for daytime sewing. However, because of the size, I had […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
Is there such a thing as having too many plaid trousers in your life? I hope not because I’ve just completed my third pair and I’m still very much in love with all things plaid. I doubt I ever tire of that brown and turquoise combination, it’s really original! Matching those cute squares of fabric […]Continue Reading... 16 Comments.
I didn’t think I would do two trousers projects nearly back to back but it was pretty much a case of love at first sight when I saw this fabric: Isn’t it gorgeous? I really have a thing for plaids lately and I love the combination of brown and turquoise. I initially intended to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
That’s it! The Vogue trousers V8940 are now completed and that turned out to be an interesting challenge with a few lessons learnt along the way. Last time, I discussed my fitting issues and how I sorted them out…or so I thought at the time. The trousers circumference above my hips was too big by […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
Time to get on with the 2nd part of V8940, namely the skinny-ish trousers. In essence, this should be a much easier project than the jacket but this is also my first time working with a commercial pattern as all my previous trousers were based on an old pair of jeans specifically resized to my […]Continue Reading... 6 Comments.
I don’t usually get tangled in the New Year resolutions thing. I was challenged to make a list once but then I lost it…pretty quickly (gasp). I was accused to conveniently suffer from short term memory loss that year but by the time the accusations were pouring in, I had practiced my “whatcha talkin’ ’bout” […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
So that’s it! Today is the final take of my very first year of blogging, a last shot at celebrating the highs and the lows, the good and the bad before drawing the final curtain on 2013. 2013’s personal highlights: –Tartan Trousers (matching the plaids was hell but I wear these pants so […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
That’s it! My final project of the year is just completed and not only am I pleased but also very relieved as it’s been dragging on a bit too long to my taste. As for the trousers from the same pattern, that will have to wait till January I’m afraid! Last time , […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
Progress has been a tad slow on my men’s Vogue jacket V8940. I mentioned this project last October but only started it 3 weeks ago and I reckon I still need to allocate a substantial amount of hours over the next 10 days or so to finish it by mid-December. This is the stage I […]Continue Reading... 11 Comments.
Last week was largely dedicated to the preparation of our annual fireworks/Disco party. It was time-consuming with Lee, my boyfriend, spending many hours preparing sophisticated fireworks while I made the house ready to accommodate 80+ guests to come on Saturday evening. It was a lot of fun, I DJed for a while (we’re lucky to […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.