i’m still on my long holiday, and my hair is getting ever so longer, and i want to cut it but i don’t know what style i want it to be, and it’s been so so SO hot here lately. hot and damp. so pardon me if i wanted to have a bit of fun and did something different with my face (and hair).
i heard that bleaching your eyebrows really make significant difference to your looks. i’m not ready for such a drastic change, so i opted for a safer way: putting concealer on my eyebrows. (so no worries, my eyebrows are intact!) i think what they said is true. my husband thought i looked scary with no eyebrows. well, good! at least it’s different.
when i met my niece Freya a few years ago, she was still a bit over 3,5 years old back then, there was a time when i put my hair up in a small ponytail. my hair was quite short that time, and i never put it up on a ponytail except for that time. my niece, upon seeing me, said, “you look weird!”. she said this in a good will, meaning no harm, and i understood that she meant that she had never seen me that way before. so i corrected her, “not weird, just different.” after that, i went on giving her a small speech about how being different is not the same as weird, and that being different is a good thing. i’m sure she didn’t really understand it as she was still so small, but nonetheless, i think these days different things don’t make her say “that’s weird!” anymore. 😀
now about this sewing project. let me begin by telling you how happy i was when i was able to get this fabric for such a bargain! it has a tiny faulty, so it became a lot cheaper than the original price, but i can guarantee you, it’s authentic Just Cavalli fabric.
it was a small piece, yet again, probably around 70 cm. it’s a crepe polyester fabric, so it has a bit of stretch in it.
while i could’ve gone for a safer & easier choice like a skirt, i of course decided that i want to make a shirt out of it. and not just any old shirt. i wanted it to have cut-out details and to combine it with this tulle fabric, just to jazz it up a little.
and of course what happened next was a disaster. i couldn’t figure out how to make the cut-out holes nicely without doing so much work over and over again, and after struggling to finish it for 2 days, i finally left the project untouched for about a month. i got so depressed and lost all my confidence in sewing altogether, thinking that if i can’t make this simple shirt, how would i ever be a good seamstress?? and another thing is that i’m the kind of person who just can’t seem to move on when i encounter an obstacle. i like doing things in order, so when i was stuck with this project, i couldn’t even start a new sewing project, because i felt like i just had to finish this one first. :p now THAT’S weird.
but last week, i took a deep breath and finally took this project out from the closet again. i re-worked it as best as i could, stitched some of them by hand, and finally now it’s done.
i didn’t use any pattern for this, of course. just cut the fabric, sew, and when it failed (it happened multiple times with this one) i improvised as best as i could.
i have no idea how the hand-stitches are going to withstand the washing, but whatever. i’ll think about those problems later. right now, i want to celebrate the weirdness!
PS. if you’re wondering why my face looked shiny in the pics, that’s because i was so sweaty during this shoot. if you must know, in our balcony, the temperature was 38C at the moment of the shoot, and the sun was shining directly to my direction.
PPS. the collage of pictures on the topmost of this post are made of images that do not belong to me, only borrowed from other websites for my personal use.