New Year’s Resolutions: recap 3 months into 2014

I decided this year that I was going to set myself goals that I felt were achievable as my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions. Some of them were going to require hard work and determination, but I know that in the end, it would benefit me, body and mind. So just a recap to see how I’m doing so far. Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions: recap 3 months into 2014”

My finished midi skirt

Finishing an project you set off to do can sometimes be frustrating, especially when you encounter problems and have to take pieces apart to start one section again. When you push through the trying parts (like the skirt of your maxi dress not lying properly, the length needing adjusted on your faux fur snood after you’ve finished), you’re satisfied that you’ve done all you can to make your item as great as it can be.

Trying to get to the end can be a hassle (I still haven’t brought myself to go back and work on the fold in the skirt of my maxi dress), which is why when projects go right the first time, you need to savour these moments. When I sped through the process of making my knit jersey midi skirt, I couldn’t be happier. I managed to finish the entire skirt in a matter of hours in one evening!

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Bringing in Chinese New Year with origami lilies

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Happy Chinese New Year and Kung Hei Fat Choi to all my friends and fellow bloggers who celebrate this occasion! May the Year of the Horse bring everyone prosperity, good health and happiness around the world! I apologise for the lack of updates recently, I’ve been really busy at work and this weekend has been busy for me, trying to finish off the origami lilies and getting ready for CNY.

In my family, it’s customary to have water lilies, narcissus and peonies in the house, but because it’s not as easy to get these flowers from your local supermarket and having to worry about whether or not they’re cat-safe, I decdied to use the origami lilies I was working on with Heather at Yankee Doodle’s help to bring in CNY. Continue reading “Bringing in Chinese New Year with origami lilies”

Dressmaking project: the midi skirt

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I’ll be the first to admit that flared jeans and tunic tops might not be popular anymore, but I stick with the styles that suit me and I refuse to follow the trends unless certain key pieces that I really like. As each year goes by, the need to flaunt my body becomes less important (remember the early 20th century where flashing some stomach like Britney Spears was all the rage, or wearing really short skirts to show off your legs). The need to wear short or above the knee skirts stem from the fact that I’m 5’5″. I like wearing my heels, but when you’re small, any attempts at looking taller helps. I’ve also learned that no matter your height, you should be dressing for yourself and with styles that compliment your body shape and size. I prefer styles which suit my particular body shape and one thing that is on my list of fashion staples is the midi skirt. Continue reading “Dressmaking project: the midi skirt”