29 August 2015

WEAR : DUSK

It’s no secret that I’m deathly afraid of wearing colour, but lately I’ve found myself really opening up to the idea of it and not being completely petrified. Granted the monochromatic pastels I’m wearing here aren’t actually much in the way of colour but you know, baby steps. I think it’s an accomplishment that I’m no longer matching the shades of my clothes to the darkness in my heart, right?



 Asos T-shirt | Self-made Skirt | Topshop Trainers | H&M jewellery | Forever 21 Sunglasses
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11 August 2015

TEAR : CLASSIC SWIMSUIT

Swimwear shopping is f*$%ing tedious, add in extortionate prices and the kind of body issues that no amount of soft, fitting room lighting can fix, and it's just downright horrid.
When my obsession with the basic, borderline-functional onepiece swimsuit went into overdrive this summer, I decided to make one instead of buy one. I put together a pinterest board, decided what kind of cut I wanted it to be, cut up an old bodysuit for the pattern and the rest is history.

1. Made super technical sketch of the swimsuit I had in mind and adapted a basic pattern from a bodysuit (you can pin some pants to a vest top, fold in half and trace over it if you don't have a bodysuit to cut up.)

2. Took the basic pattern and cut two pieces each for the front and the back .
3. Doubled up the pieces and pinned.
4. Sewed the side, shoulder and crotch seams with a medium-sized zigzag stitch. I hemmed the thigh, neck and armholes with a normal straight stitch.
5. Squeezed self into self-made swimsuit. 

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