Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sewing project : Simplicity B5613




Pattern Description: 

Slightly flared, above mid-knee length skirts A,B,C,D have back zipper and waistline variations. A,B: front and back gathers, side seam pockets, waistband and self-sash. B: border prints. C,D: front and back pleats and self-faced yoke, upper edge of yoke falls at waistline. D: lined lower section with gathered bubble hem.
Pattern Sizing:

Sz 6-22. I chose sz 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes it did but with the sash.
Were the instructions easy to follow?

Yes, very easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

There is nothing I do not like about the pattern. Just that I think this skirt does not flatter my body shape.
Fabric Used:

Slippery fabric. I think it is silk satin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I chose view B. Sewed in an invisible zipper and didn't sew the sash.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

No, I don't think so!
Conclusion: 

This is a lovely pattern and it's great for a beginner. If you have a pear shaped body, I don't think this pattern is for you. It will make you look bigger in the hips and usual.

Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

S/S trend 2011: Simple eyes with bright bold lips

Hi Everyone,

I hope you had a good Good Friday and Easter holiday. I surely did! Anyway this tutorial is for those who want to keep things simple yet have fun with lip colours. I have been wearing this look quite a lot lately with different bright lip combos. I made this video last week but was not able to edit it until now because of the holidays. 

I hope you like it. 






Products used are:

EYES
Urban decay - Primer potion
Mac - Dipdown fluidline (eyebrows)
Mac - Indianwood paintpot (base)
Inglot - #431 pale pink eyeshadow (lid)
Sugarpill - Tako eyeshadow (highlight)
Inglot - #77 gel liner 
Mac - False lashes mascara in False black

CHEEKS
La femme - Peach blush
Sleek - Rose gold blush

LIPS
OCC - Grandma liptar
OCC - Hoochie liptar
Lakme - #09 Rose lipliner



Thanks for coming by darlings!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sewing project : Mccall M5425


Pattern Description: 

Pullover dress has front and back casings; dress A has contrasting tie that extends from left front and left back opening edges of casing, canter back slit at upper edge; dresses B, C have shoulder straps extending from casing, upper and lower center back slits; dress B has contrasting shoulder strap and belt.
Pattern Sizing:

Size 6 - 20. I chose size 6.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, it does!
Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very easy!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

The only thing I do not like with this pattern is that the back is shapeless! No darts!
Fabric Used:

Japanese made floral polyester fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I did not sew the slit and skipped the tie belt.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Maybe.
Conclusion: 

This is a super easy pattern for anyone who wants to start sewing. However, it is a shapeless pattern. Other then that I still think this pattern can be workable with a fancier fabric!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

S/S trend 2011: Color blocking inspired look using Sugarpill cosmetics

Tutorial time, this time it's inspired by the color blocking fashion trend this year for spring/summer. If you are afraid of using bold colors, I think it's time to get out of that shell and start using them. I really liked this look and am happy it turned out as I envisioned. I hope you like it too. 








Products used are:-

EYES
Mac - Painterly paint pot
Sugarpill - Buttercup (yellow)
Sugarpill - Flame point (orange)
Sugarpill - Poison plum (purple)
Sugarpill - Tako (white)
Inglot - 83 matter gel liner
Urban decay - 24/7 glide on pencil in Ransom
Mac - False lash mascara in False black

CHEEKS
Nars - Taj Mahal blush

LIPS
OCC - Petty Beige lip tar
Lakme - 04 rose lip liner
Mac - Lust is lush lip gelee


Want to know more about me, here is a FAQs video!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hual : Inglot cosmetics, H&M nail polishes and body splashes!

Hi Lovelies,

Recently I was in Finland. While I was there, I managed to pick up some Inglot cosmetics, H&M nail polishes and some body mists/splash. I have always wondered what's the hype with Inglot cosmetics, well I must I am impressed and understand the hype now that I got some of their products.

Here are the swatches. I really think they are really good. The fact that you can choose the colors you want, that is a huge plus point for me as I am a very particular and picky with textures and colors.

The colors I chose were the best of the lot in my eyes. I swatched all the the colors that were on display. Lucky I had a very patient husband who took all the lovely pictures! (Thanks Honey bunch!)



The lovely palette and swatches! Hope you like them and find them useful!















Thanks for coming by! 

Have a pleasant week!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sewing project : Mccall 5880 & a self drafted top!

Finally, I managed to sew a pattern (M5880) from Mccall. Unfortunately, it was not a garment I would wear. Looks nice on the dress form but not on me. This pattern runs on the large side, even when it's a size 4. The armhole was too big for me. I had to take it about 1 1/2 inches on each side. Also when I put it on, it looked more like a maternity dress. I think this was because of the fabric and the fact that I had to line it as well. It definitely added on more bulk then needed. Maybe it might have worked if I had used a fabric which had more flow to it. 

For this project, I used a cotton fabric which was given to me by my mum. Lovely fabric which has nice embroidery. Sadly, I will have to put this away at the back of my wardrobe. Use it when the time comes (Wink)!

On the bright side, I started sewing. I have been self drafting a lot too. Right below you will see my V neck, loosely fitted extended sleeved top/blouse. Sometimes I feel that I over analyze my drafting and end up not doing what I learnt in pattern drafting class years ago. After almost six months of no sewing, I think I am able to start a fresh and make some clothes for my coming trip to Singapore. Yes, in June, I will be in Singapore with Mr Hubby. Looking forward to it.

I shall not bore you with my ranting and show you what I made.

Front view

Side view

Back view

I didn't sew in the zipper as the pattern indicated to. I sewed it up and left a 3 inch gap so that I can get put on the dress.

My self drafted top using a cheap polyester floral fabric. I bought it in Singapore for SGD$2.00 a yard many years ago. 

Extended sleeve

Back view

On me! 

Thanks for coming by lovelies!

Have a great Saturday!

:)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Easy everyday look using Mac pigments!

Hi Everyone,

I am back.... with a tutorial! This look was highly requested by some of you when I wore this in my revlon colorstay foundation review video. This is a fairly easy look without using tons of products and makeup tools. Hope you like it and try it yourself.

Don't know why my face was like this in this shot! Looking silly!




Products used are

EYES
Mac - Indianwood paintpot
Mac - Blue brown pigment
Mac - Melon pigment
Urban decay - 24/7 glide on pencil in Zero
Urban decay - Liquid liner in Perversion
Maybelline - Colossal volume express mascara in Black

CHEEKS
La femme - Peach blush

LIPS
Vaseline as a moisturizer/base
OCC - Plum lip tar


That's all for now!

Have a wonderful day!

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