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The One With The Polka Dots – 2

I think I have professed my love for polka dots in a previous post, so I will just get started on the pieces I created.

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This fabric was bought and stitched more than a year ago but I only got around to wearing the dress this week! The design is very similar to the white dress for my civil union, just the skirt is a hi-low cut.

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The leftover fabric was of course utilised and was turned into a blouse. The neckline is a bit of a cowl design, a bit; with a bow.

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Not bad for a 3 metre fabric costing FJD18 now is it?

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The One With the Grid Prints

It has been a long, long time since I have stitched. Or posted on this blog. I had been busy feeding my soul by traveling to far flung places. Since I couldnt travel with my sewing machine, I had to supress the urge to create until I was back to my humble abode.

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The first piece I worked on was the grid print as the monochome inspired me. I am not sure how I feel about the finished product though.

I had made a blouse and a pair of pants, I am not brave [or silly?] enough to wear them together.

The pants are comfy and have pockets, which are always useful. However, I am just not too sure about them. What do you think?

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The One About the White Blouse and Pencil Skirt

After the production of The White Dress  and the blouse from The One in Brown and Gold, I was still left with some fabric. So I tailored another white blouse because you cannot have too many of these.

Paired with a pencil skirt made from leftover fabric, I have got myself a fabulous work outfit. The neckline for the white blouse is from an old vest; I have just stitched it on.

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By the way, check out the wall decoration. These are SJmade as well 🙂

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The One in Brown and Gold

A few months back I was due to present at a conference in Charlottetown, PEI and was in need of easy to pack pieces which could also double as chic outfits for the streets of New York City. As a result, I to set to work on a series of white blouses and pencil skirts.

The blouse here is from leftover fabric from The One About the White Dress.

The beadwork on the shoulder was handstitched and warranted a bit of grumbling.

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The pencil skirt is pretty straight forward and easy to make. And when thrown together:

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The One About The Polynesian Peplum

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The infusion of our island cultures into our styles are nothing new. It is always exciting though to see the blend of the traditional with the contemporary.

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I have not kept my love of stretchable fabric a secret, therefore its use here is no surprise. I have constantly used stretchable fabrics to avoid the use of zipper/buttons and I must say, it shaves hours from the stitching time.

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20150124_174459 (2) And in the end, one ends up with a piece that is modern and timeless at the same time 🙂

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The One With Laces & Whites

So I recently made an Indian inspired kurti/dress and had some leftovers from the lovely white material. Left with only triangular pieces, I dug out some lace to make a comfy blouse for the tropical weather.

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The material was bit difficult to handle so I had to hand-stitch the edges before machine stitches.

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Turned out pretty well me thinks.

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