Monday, November 28, 2011

it's not the years in your life that counts, its the life in your years!

Merry Christmas and Happy new years!
I've been so MIA due to post-exam syndrome (drink, party & work).
Here are two of my final projects, one is a stylized lingerie outfit and the second is a dress (set style but we get to choose our own fabric). 

I am now in Waterloo aka middle of no where, and I'm going to get back on track with blogging!


my mom's wedding was the day after New years. It was a lot of fun, I made a dress for this day but on the day of I find out the zipper is busted......., open bar wooo! good food, great friends and lovely family. One great night!

My first time snowboarding at Blue Mountain, it was freezing cold -22Celcius apparently. Always delighted to reunite with maple taffy rolled up on ice and BEVER TAILS! Rented a cabin with 17 people, hot tub, beer pong, what more can a girl ask for? :)
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p.s. ever had a kiwi grape?

p.p.s. my NYE was spent at work, woo. We did pop champagne tho!
and note to self: don't leave texting an hour before midnight for meeting up. Signals were so bad that I couldn't connect with my friends til hour past :(it's the most depressing thing wandering the streets of downtown alone at midnight on NYE!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

let the rain wash away all the pain of yesterday



my bra is done! 
I'm surprised it's not a lot more work than it was. it took a bit over three hours but I did make a lot of mistakes and unstitched.
 (too bad I twisted the straps when I sewed it one... shh)

Christmas is coming! I'm literally counting down. 
I'm dreaming of christmas lights... 

so busy busy me. I really should sleep now, I have work at 7 am!
the last few days has been utterly crazy, no sleep for 40 hours, exam, sewing, coffees... and then relaxing at an Italian tappa, munching on delicious tuna tartar and escargots, and then Mary Popins musical! 

ciao4now

Monday, November 7, 2011

lingerie makes the woman

this is my favourite garment I had to make in lingerie class.
so far.
Next thing? tackling how to make a bra!
Would you rather read more posts that are brief and short or long ones with more depth?

ciao4now

p.s. I CAN. NOT. stop waltching this!! Hope this made you smile (or laughing like a crazy maniac like me)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Let there be INTERNET!


Finalement. 

I have internet at my new place (after 55 days)! On the night of Halloween, after my roomates and I watched a scary movie (Love Objects), we were grunting about how we gotta lug our sh*t to Starbucks (again) to use the wi-fi when all of a sudden, all four of our laptops got internet! (the rogers man actually came twice already to set it up. Guess he finally got it!)

First thing's first. catch up on my GOSSIP GIRL.
 dress my team and I made at the Creativ Festival 
 so how cute are these Frankenstein jellos! Super easy to make. oreo for hair, reese balls for the eyes and neck thing.. smear some melted chocolate on the candy and it'll stick like glue.
 Last night I slept for TWO hours because of a drafting assignment. How to draft and create a given stylized dress in Muslin, fully lined and zipper attached. It took me about ten hours! I never noticed how much work it is to draft and create a dress until now, I think it was always an enjoyment so I didn't notice the hours fly by!

I was running around between my drafting area, my cutting area, my domestic sewing machine (black thread), my antique industrial sewing machine (white thread), ironing board and mannequin. what a site for my roomies.
my friend brought me to the Mad Italian for a pizza in a cone. Quite interesting, not really worth $6 tho (Gelato is amazing), and it was my first time in the Little Italy of Toronto!

Ever wish you were like Chuck bass?

"you never had a childhood so you behave like a child in the worst ways. you pay for intimacy so you're always in control and no one can get close to you. your superficial connection and lack of authentic emotions leave you isolated and alone. not just tonight, but always."  

ciao4now