Prepping for Summer

You know how it is when you just have too much going on in your head that you easily forget what you’ve been planning on doing just a few minutes ago? Then remember it when it’s either too late or you’re too tired to get to it? Then, there’d be times when you decide on doing one thing and keep changing your mind on when to do it exactly? These happen quite a lot with me.

One example is getting my hair cut and colored. I’ve been thinking of having my hair done for a while now, but keep postponing it for a number of trivial reasons. I’ve wanted to cut my hair since October, but realized I needed my hair long for the office Halloween Party. And then, I thought it would be a good idea to postpone it after the office Christmas Party. Then, the Mister was coming home and I thought he’d like to see me with long hair, and we all know that days before Christmas until after New Year get very busy for most people, right? Then, the weather turned pleasantly cold albeit the gloomy skies and dampness, which made me thought of postponing of having my hair done yet again.

But today, the sun turned up and the day was bright, warm and a bit humid. The heat and humidity could get worst by summer and in weeks leading to it. So,that did it for me. I’ve got to have my hair done soon. Besides, I kind of miss having short hair.

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I never planned on growing my hair this long again anyway… buh-bye long hair.

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And yes, I need more practice in taking selfies.

I’ve only had my hair colored once (some 13 years ago!) and it was not even the entire hair, only highlights. So, I am a little worried that my hair would be ruined. Honestly, I’m not a fan of hair salons and I’m too lazy to diy hair treatments. I’d rather sew or do some crafts. But hey, I’ve got to venture out of my comfort zone every now and then. It makes life all the more interesting.

DIY: Sabrina Neckline Straight Cut Dress

So, the recycle reuse sandals are a no go yet. I got sidetracked by another dress project which is thoroughly described by the title.

This came about when I finally found this neat sublimation company that prints your own design either on a jersey shirt or on plain fabric. Awesooome! I’ve made graphic designs perfect for this and just had to try it out. So, I had one of my designs printed on a jersey shirt which I gave to The Mister and another on a fabric.

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Test Run: The jersey turned out too bright and too pink for The Mister’s taste. Hehe. I should have switched the colors but it was a bit difficult for me to be accurate with the colors while working on the designs and I think it could also depend on the type of fabric.

As, I have mentioned one too many times, I don’t know how to make patterns. So I opted for a straight-dress, and to avoid having to measure armholes and whatnots went for a sabrina neckline. Make sense right?

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What’s with the blue fabric?

The printed fabric does not stretch, unfortunately. And the work around I thought up was to add panels of stretch fabrics on both sides. Added bonus: No need to use zipper or buttons! The strips of blue jersey fabric I added on the side is a fifth short of the length of the printed fabric to make room for armholes.

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Final Touches: Sewing up the top most ends of the fabrics to complete the armholes.

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So there you have it. Literally, a straight dress, or a rectangle dress if you want to call it that. It’s easy peasy to make without needing a machine!

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I’ll slip this on in a week or two and will Most likely post here.

Now to jump in bed and catch me some Z’s… 😀

DIY: Kimono

Ola! I had meant to post a week ago when I started on THIS project.

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A KiMONO jACKET!

It’s neon because I need to wear something neon on our office Christmas party this coming Friday. Yay!

I made this from scratch. I bought the jersey fabric from one of my favorite fabric store in my home city, cut the fabric, had the design pressed onto the fabric, and sewed up the shoulders like so…

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I made this print as well and had it print pressed onto the fabric. I should have taken a photo during the pressing. boo.

And then it’s done!

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I’m so happy!

Will post here about the goings on and the outfits on our Neon Christmas Party happening two days from now!

And onto another diy…

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A gift for Fifi. I’ m her secret Santa. Hope she likes it 🙂

It’s very easy to make! Made this one tonight. I also plan on recycling a pair of plastic flats to wear on Friday. Hopefully I can make time.

For now, desperately need to float to slumberland.

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Forgive the title. I’m out of creative juices…

I want to go on a holiday… go to the beach and just while away the time enjoying the horizon, the salty air and the sound of rolling waves…so relaxing… But enough of that for now,  perhaps in a few weeks or months, I’d get to relax and enjoy a few days.

It’s been a while…

But there had been a few good days. For instance? Halloween at the office 🙂  There were contests and everyone was happy to participate. I had to rummage through my closet and put together a few items for a costume. I just realized then how my actual clothes are costume-worthy. Hilarious! All I was left to do was cut and dye MissL’s ruined tights, revive the Dr, borrow one of MasterD’s toy guns and rub some face crayons on… et voila!

So, yeah, I just had to post this before November ends. Looking forward to the good things hoped for this December… 🙂

Aaand, I’m really loving the changes on WordPress. So cool!

D-signs: of prints and dresses

OK, I really do want to learn to make clothes. But, aside from my attempts at the craft by cutting and hand-sewing this and this from scratch, I’ve mostly just restyled other garments by hand.

I thought I could make time to take some lessons but I’ve had my hands full for I don’t know how long anymore that I end up doing other fashion related designing instead.

The past weekends, when I do find the time to do something I enjoy, I ended up making graphic designs for dresses. You know, those designs that should be digitally printed onto the fabric? Yeah, it’s been popular these past years, hasn’t it? And I’ve been obsessing over making digital print designs myself for years… for about 3 to 4 years now, I think.

I’m just glad that before I expire, I did get to do it. And I made several! I made 20!

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But I’m just posting thumbnails, of sorts, of four of those here.

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Only now, I’ve been obsessing over having them actually made. You see, I’ve not only made the print designs but came up with dress designs for the prints to be on too. Boo!

If ever I do get the chance to have the dresses made, even just a fraction, I’d be ecstatic, I’ll be posting them here, naturally.

Will grab some dinner now… starving…

Thanks for swinging by!

And They Shall Live Happily Ever After…

I haven’t been around in months for a number of reasons but I’ve been itching to post this… And, well a few more. But for tonight, just these:

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Jason and Debra had been married for almost three months now and I just got around to posting this. But I’m so glad for these two, especially for Jason to have found ‘The One.’

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Mr. & Mrs.

The venue: Aziza Paradise Hotel in Palawan.

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A visual recap of the event, which we sorely missed…C360_2015-04-13-16-59-06-641

Very happy for the Bride and the Groom…C360_2015-04-13-16-48-05-719

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A very fitting cake topper!!!

The crazies…

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Ella and Ica

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Photos courtesy off Ella… Thanks Boonchoi!

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And here we are (Gianne, moi, Cara and Kat) @ Tom n’ Tom’s, celebrating in our home city…

Will have to wake up early for the kids tomorrow, then it’s a whole day at work. Just waiting on The Mister, gone to training zhiuzhits…

Blessed evening…

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It’s our cousin Nica’s birthday and we had lunch and desserts to celebrate.

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Lunch @ Inaka

*sigh*

Being with younger cousins makes me feel my age… Especially when they used to be so tiny when I was a teenager… Now, they’re young adults!

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Desserts @ Calea

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Mud Pie and Chocolate Cake

My day would not be complete with pictures of these two…

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And of course, an OOTD…

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wearing Liberte top and Anna Sui skirt…

Good night and have the sweetest o’ dreams…

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