Sunday, October 28, 2012

Quest to make New Girl's Jess's clothing

Join us,


I have joined Rosy on the quest to make Jess's clothes from New Girl over at http://sewingadicta.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/new-girl-strikes-again.html#comment-form. The adventure has begun by making the green dress (as shown above) first, there is no sign up or anything, you can join when you want and make what you like. 



Thursday, October 25, 2012

Postpone Giveaway!

Due to no entries in the giveaway be currently being held, the giveaway sponsored by MS. Chic will be postponed until the mid November and near December, a date more closer to Christmas. This has really disappointed me and especially I haven't had many visits lately and loss of twitter followers has made me more upset but well what can you do.

Anyway bye for now...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

8 THINGS THAT SCARE ME!

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Well I am taking part in a blog hop and the challenge is the 8 FEARS, I'm not usually scared of anything, but I will try and think of 8.

1. Deep Water- anything like the beach or swimming pools, it's not because I had a bad experience it's just that I have heard of stories which have ended badly.
2. Making a mistake while sewing- I absolutely HATE my seam unpicker!
3. Playing shooting and killing games- I'm scared of being shot!
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This is all for now, I'll think of more later :)


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Progress on my formal dress

Well here's the thing, I was meant to start making my official formal dress last weekend but got stuck when I didn't know what to use to transfer my pattern markings to my fabric. But lucky for me, my friend helped me with that and gave me the solution. So here it is, I had transfered all my pattern pieces onto interfacing and because I had done so, all I needed to do was go over the markings (pressing hard) with tailors chalk and the markings should go through. And it was as simple as that :)




Update!

I did some more work tonight and here is the progress:





Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ms. Chic GIVEAWAY!


Giveaway here! For 2 lucky winners worth more than $100, read below how to enter:

MS.Chic creates unique accessories with perfume miniatures. Since Christmas is around the corner, MS.Chic is doing a fabulous giveaway for 2 lucky followers of lovalafashion! It is your chance to win a perfume necklace OR a pair of test tube earrings! Both of them are very stylish for everyone and go with any outfit of the day. 


The miniature is Delices de Cartier (5ml), which is made with different composition, including golden crystal, flower, chains, bow. The total length of the necklace is approximately 24”. Colours of this necklace are mainly white and red, these colours are themes of Christmas, colours of CHRISTMAS! Thus, it will be perfect for a Christmas dinner or party. But, also for any occasion.

Do you want to be eye-catching when attending a party? Well now you get the chance to win this necklace, It is worth $100 Australian Dollars! But now it is up for a giveaway to a lucky winner!


 The test tube earrings are Versace Yellow Crystal, Eau de Toilette (1.5ml per test tube) with Moonstone (aka Opal, natural stone). The total lengths of the earrings are 7.5cm.

So enter now, to be one  of the 2 lucky winners (keep reading...) :)


DIY denim shirt & lace


Hi Sofia!I wanted to thank you for your interest in this DIY. I hope to hear from you again when my next DIY project follows! These are the steps for my DIY. 



The basics for this DIY you'll need:- enough lace fabric (must withstand heat)- scissors (preferably fabric scissors)- Iron on fabric tape ( I bought mine at IKEA)- Iron- denim shirtExtra, if you want to cut the sleeves off of your denim shirt and make it more of a 'racer' back you'll need:- sewing machine will first begin with cutting the sleeves off because the sleeves were too big, If you want to keep your sleeves you can just skip these steps!

1.) Take your favorite no sleeve button up and use this as your guide for the denim shirt. Make sure that the shoulders of the shirts are aligned.
2.) Add an inch to your guide line and cut the sleeves off using the fabric scissors. To make sure that both armholes are equal to each other, you can check by folding the denim shirt in half.
3.) If you still find your shirt a bit boxy, you can cut the back of the denim shirt more like a 'racer back'.
4.) Fold the added inch to the guide line and iron this flat so you can easily sew this later on.
5.) Sew the rest of the armholes using a sewing machine or if you're born with a lot of patience you can just hand sew it.Now you'll have something like this.. Tadaaa!


Having fun already? Now comes the fun and easy part!



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Buy One Get One FREE! Spotlight Special

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Yesterday I took a trip to Spotlight (said so simply, I actually begged the heck out of my mum until she took me) and bought a few things which I needed for the making of my formal dress and found some excellent patterns; McCall's 6547 (for my sister) and New Look 6723 (my pattern) and material for $1, which I'm unsure what exactly it is.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Blog Feature- Single Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Leona Sutton (found on instagram)  has been wonderfully kind and
offered to show me how to crochet with this easy to follow tutorial 
with step-by-step picture. Thank you so much Leona!
Crochet is dead simple to pick up and a lot easier than knitting as you can easily correct your mistakes.  One of the most important things to remember when starting out is to keep tension on the wool - not too tight or too loose!


Stage One:

Make a loop knot with the wool, making sure you have a tail.  Pull the loop through the hook and wrap the wool around the hook.


Stage Two:


Monday, October 8, 2012

Organising my Patterns



I thought today that I should do something with my patterns which have been packed away in my cupboard in a mess. Well I had a solution and a organised them into a folder.






I'm taking the Seamless Pledge!

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I Sofia am taking the #seamlesspledge until there is something I find which I can’t resist and  it is begging me to buy it. Here is where you can join to http://seamlessblog.wordpress.com/the-pledge/.  Here are the things I must stay by during my commitment to the pledge:


THE RULES

  1. No buying new clothes for the duration of your pledge. By new, I mean any new mass-manufactured clothes.
  2. You can buy second-hand manufactured clothes – so be prepared to get to know your local charity shops awfully well.
  3. Vintage clothing is a-ok!
  4. Anything you’ve made by hand is definitely allowed. Get your sewing machines and your kntting needles out, because handmade is definitely in!
Lets begin!




Saturday, October 6, 2012

DIY- Ruffle Throw Pillow Cover


You will need two different fabrics of your choice for this project – one for the case itself, and one for the ruffles. I chose grey chiffon and taffeta. I bought 1 yard of the chiffon (used for the case) and 1 yard of the taffeta (used for the ruffles). My pillow was approximately 12”x24” and there was plenty of fabric left over.


Finished Butterick 5607

Everything happens eventually happens in time. Patience is the key and unfortunately I do not have this, but how I sew without patience is unanswerable. My butterick 5607 dress took me a week to make and half an hour to hem and iron 2 months later. I couldn't believe I finished it. The point I am getting at is I finally finished my dress that I never thought I would finish, but I finally have. I am going to review the pattern the pattern, so keep reading below. My first official dress finished and wearable in public.

Here is the result: 





 




Pattern Review




Friday, October 5, 2012

Newbie Blogger Award!


I want to thank Evi from Sexta-feira for granting me with the 'Newbie Blogger Award'. Thank you! I really appreciate the comment she wrote about my blog; ' Sofia is only 17 but she is a very stylish blogger. She loves vintage fashion and old TV shows, especially from the 1960s. Her blog is really sweet'. This is officially my 3rd award I have won I am so happy! You can see my other ones here. Even though my blog is still developing, I am very happy that everyone is enjoying the visits at lovalafashion. (tears of joy, jk). I started to blog at the beginning of this year, I had been inspired by a very lovely blog, which I absoluetly love and what I love the most is this blog is vintage and is largely based on the 60s, the blog is(drum role)... ScathinglyBrilliant. I want to thank Kate for being such an inspiration! Thank you :)


In this honour I want to give this award to some very special blogs:

- Taila Kaur
- Sara Amini
- Sara Coggin 

Now the rules (source):
There are no rules, but we do have some suggestions. These awards were designed to point out some of the great blogs out there. And you can choose to pass on your award to as few, or as many as you like. So if you've been tapped on the shoulder and given one of these awards, we would love to see you display it proudly on your blog. Join the blog hop and show off that lovely blog of yours. We would, of course, love to hear why you like to blog, and why you chose a fellow blogger for an award. So let's get hopping!

This is a Blog Hop!



Practice Version of Butterick Retro 5708

While on holidays I was able to make a practice version of my formal dress 'Butterick Retro 5708', although as I mentioned earlier I found many bad reviews I actually got the calico version finished in 2 days, with no problems exept the easestitching part, which I now realised why I had the problem, I forgot that I cut the bodice piece smaller than the midriff, duh! Stupid me (Slap head with hand, Gently of course :P). If I do say so myself, I found this pattern to be much easier than the Butterick 5607, not only because you only line the bodice but the instructions were much easier to understand. Anyway here are the preview images, and by the way this dress has so much gathering it is no even funny, I couldn't even get the seams to meet up.

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