Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pencil Skirts and Project Runway...

Cream pencil skirt as promised and tomorrow I'm going to upload all those 'the making' of's (including said pencil skirt and that halter top I made).  I'm off to make a navy pencil skirt now - too many pencil skirts?  Well, personally I don't think you can have too many pencils skirts :)  Its such an easy design to make - but maybe I'll step put of my comfort zone and add a little embellishment?  Pockets?  Buttons?



And I also need to gloat a little - I just finished watching season 5 of Project Runway last night.  Sorry NZ fans but I'm well ahead of you :)  It now means when it finally does get here I don't need to block out my Friday nights!!  This seasons designers really didn't wow me at all though, I was a touch disappointed but I did/do LOVE Kenley's style.  She wore a fascinator most days and looked so cute and made me need a feather one for myself.  Luckily the lovely Casey made one and has some instructions on her blog.

Feather Fascinator here I come,

Have a lovely day,
XX
Jen

14 comments:

  1. Well, I finished watching it last week, so I win ;) Hehe, got to love Youtube.

    I loved Kenley too, despite her attitude. She always looked so good!

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  2. Please! I don't think there's ENOUGH pencil skirts in the world. Good luck making the navy blue one and attempting the feather fascinator.

    I loved Kenley's style too until we got to the end collection. I think she could have done more to think about unifying things. I did like the wedding dress though. Yum!

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  3. gasp! I missed so many posts!

    Firstly, congrats on the award yay! And your op shop bag purchase is divine. I totally hear you about op shops and their ridiculous pricing. It's revolting.

    And I love you pencil skirt - keep 'em coming! :D

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  4. Man, you are cranking out these adorable pencil skirts, that is so cool! I say go crazy and add pockets AND buttons to the next one ;)

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  5. You can never have too many pencil skirts, they're classic and work with every occasion (except perhaps paintballing).

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  6. I've been looking for feathers to make a fascinator but I can't find any good ones!!!

    p.s. that cream pencil skirt is so beautiful!

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  7. I also think we haven't enough pencil skirts, so yeah for the navy one!

    Pockets and/or buttons I like very much. Just be carefuk with pockets brcause of the hips and think where to put the buttons, because if you'll want to wear a belt.
    I've a white pencil skirt with both and I like it.

    You look great in these pictures.

    Project Runway on YouTub????
    Must check... we're far behind....

    I admire you and your skills to sew such lovely pieces.

    Would you like to live in a different place, maybe on an island.... and do some sewing, for free off course... lol lol ;)

    xoxo

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  8. Your clothes are fantastic! I wish I had your talent! I can hardly sew a straight line, so I usually just make creepy looking toys :D It doesn't matter if they are wonky. I am in need of a new sewing machine and I was thinking of attempting to venture into simple clothes a little, you make me want to even more! Love your style :)

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  9. I love feather fascinators and want to make one myself I just need to find some time. I think you should put pockets and buttons on the pencil skirt :) I have a love for skirts with pockets and you have such a tiny frame the pockets wouldn't overwhelm you.

    I liked Kenley's designs but I couldn't stand her attitude!

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  10. Thank you so much for the blog award! Love your skirt! :o)

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  11. I love this skirt, too! These pencil skirts are great, never too many!
    It's inspiring me to attempt a skirt, too, but not as complicated! :)

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  12. Oh you are being creative, and making the most of your time off! I wish I had more holiday time, so I could do homely stuff like sewing. This skirt looks great - hand-sewn hem this time? Wouldn't it be wonderful to wear fascinators regularly? I think I'll join you and try to make one too.

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  13. Thank you everyone!!

    Andrea - Damn, here I was thinking I was so far ahead of little old nz-land tehee :)

    Louise - I didn't hand sew it (not enough patience) but I did loosen the tension somewhat!!

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  14. So jealous you made this yourself! I love a pencil skirt, so chic.

    The shape really suits you and the red/cream combo is divine.

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Jen