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Friday, May 22, 2015

Simplicity - Amazing Fit Pattern 1354 - Dress B

Dress B is the short sleeves version of Dress A. I am making both dress A & B for my cousin Sylvia as this is the perfect size for her. I chose a pink & black mixed media fabric for this dress that she will be wearing to her brother's wedding this year. 

Full interfacing that is supposed to help the fabric hold its shape better or drape nicely.

Sewing sleeveless and sleeved versions of the same dress are different. Amendments have to be made to the order of fabric pieces sewn, as well as how much space to leave on the back band.

Final dress!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Missoni Spring Summer 2015

Womens wear this season is surprisingly formal. There are lots of collared shirts, boxy coats and trenchcoats. Lots of bright colours and watercolour florals. All this in addition to its signature chevron stripes of knitted fabric in flowy dresses and swingy tops.

Missoni Menswear is decidedly more relaxed beach comber style. With hoodies, T-shirts and cardigans in its signature zig zag knits. The signature knit done into a suit is interesting and definitely one to pick up for the clothes horse's collection.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cartoon Merchandise Gifts

This year, I am gifting the little kids stuff from supermarkets. My bro has been asking me to change to food gifts the last couple of years and it is finally setting in. So I bought all the cute cartoon merchandise I could find to fill up gift bags for their birthdays.

Starting with these kids shower gels & shampoos. There are tons of cartoons to choose from, I only bought these based on scents. Hot Wheels, Monster High, Captain America and Iron Man. Buy from Beauty language, 2 for $20 or $10.

Sanrio and Disney Snacks from Cheers, priced between $2 to $5. It's not just the packaging and fun stuff to do on the back of the box, The biscuits are really yummy, the chocolate is marshmellowy and strawberry is creamy.

All the stuff I could find at FairPrice. There are Japanese flavour packets for rice, lemon tea that tastes very clean & fresh, wet wipes and tissue paper.

Cartoon Pasta from Cold Storage, the kids really love these. I think each colour is a different flavour as well.

More perishables from the supermarket, Dutch Lady milk and Sun Moon cut fruit packages. Topped up the bags with toothbrushes and toothpastes from Watsons/Guardian.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Korres Santorini Vine Set

Another gift I received is this Korres set of Santorini Vine Shower Gel and Body Lotion. I gift and use Korres fruitilicious bath products often. Everyone I gift this brand to, adores the true fruitiness. It's like there is pureed fruit inside (hopefully not). Santorini Vine is an ancient white grape indigenous to Santorini. It's not the grapiness I am used to, its very sweet and citrusy. Incidentally, this is the only Korres range I have yet to try so am looking forward to using it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Yoghurt Drinks

Think of it as smoothies or lassi in a bottle. Prepacked in fruity flavors so you can consume in the comfort of your own home or pack it into your family's lunchbox. I am a huge advocate of these drinks because it not only tastes great (its a given that it has to taste great), it contains lactobacillus acidophilus that your body needs a certain amount of to maintain the normal functioning of your digestive tract and milky drinks help remove chili/pepper heat after a meal.

Marigold Yoghurt Drink
Blended with fruit juice, 0% fat. 700ml bottle @ $2.80.

Bliss Yoghurt Drink
Sweeter option that is low fat. 700ml bottle @ $3.

Magnolia Yoghurt Drink
Contains fruit chunks or nata-de-coco in it. 800ml bottle @ $3.05.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Simplicity - Amazing Fit Pattern 1354 - Dress A

Amazing Fit is Simplicity's plus size line for bigger women, its also called Amazing Fit as there are different patterns for varying cup sizes and even alteration instructions to achieve the perfect fit.

Dress A is a sleeveless dress with triangle cutout at the back. Perfect for a day dress that I am creating out of this green cotton fabric.

To liven up the dress, metallic thread is used to create decorative trims. You can also buy trimmings and sew it on. Matching colour tones adds detailing to the dress without being obvious.

The finished dress!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jil Sander Spring Summer 2015

Jil Sander is famous for her less is more style of fashion and inextricably linked to Fashion House Prada and affordable clothing brand Uniqlo. Her sensible aesthetic is reflected in her clothes. This season we see a dash/stripes print.

In Menswear its this faded blue print with white background, very casual and relaxed.

We do see some colour in dusty pink and warm yellows. It looks really cruise-ish, resort-ish. White is turning out to be a big trend for the guys.