Monthly Archives: August 2010
I WANT TO MAKE IT FOR…
If you’ve been following this delightful blogette, and found your pretty head thinking: “oo my, I would totally like to have an ‘i make. you wear it.’ dress of my very own!” then now is your chance! I am giving away one Saturday night dressmaking to one lucky donator (Brisbane humans only…unless you’re willing to hop on a plane for the delight).
The winner will receive the complete ‘i make. you wear it.’ treatment, which includes:
- Hair styling at acclaimed hair salon ‘Rixons’
- A Dress – tailor made for you to keep
- A Photoshoot, and copy of all photographs taken
- Mad ‘hang outs’ with myself and the ‘i make. you wear it.’ clan at ‘Clubhouse’ in The Valley.
- A complete feature of the entire process posted on the ‘i make. you wear it’ website.
So what do you have to do to win this tremendoid experience? SIMPLY DONATE!! The person who donates the most between now and Friday the 17th of September will be the winner of this epic funtime.
Please remember that all money raised on the ‘i make. you wear it.’ site goes directly to preventing child abuse and neglect in Australia…so not only do you get a chance to win an incredibly unique experience, but you also get to assist an incredibly worthy cause!
SO GET DONATING FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
NB: When you are donating please be sure to include your full name and email address. On September 17th the donations made by each individual will be tallied. if you’ve donated more than once, your donations will be added together to work out the total amount that you have donated.
If you have any questions/queries/koala bears that you’d like to ask me then email me directly at email@example.com
Please donate generously, and I hope to be making a frock for a delightful new face very soon!
Here is dress 4, for your viewing pleasure…
I made this last night at the Chermside BORDERS late night shop! I made it out of ‘little golden books’ and a bunch of other funky biz. Much fun.
p.s. the word skim that appears on the collar means nothing – purely coincidental. was not meant to be a subliminal message to all milk drinkers to partake in a less ‘full cream’ option…merely an ‘oopsidental’ placement of words…not that i think there is anything wrong with skim. but yeah.
This is Katie Wighton, and she is D-lightful. A singer song-writer and general tremendous lady, I’m pretty keen to make this human a frock – and holy jeese…i totally get to! Woot le Woot!
So fun, see more photos on the facebook page if you are ridiculously interested. More chat potatoes later…for now, a lamb roast. xox
On Friday night, I had the pleasure of making a frock in BORDERS Brisbane City to collect some donations and generally get my promotion stylingz on.
Making this dress on a mannequin (to avoid the gracious stares of the more ‘eccentric’ Friday night shoppers) I constructed it out of a selection of fabrics and flowers made from the pages of the wondrous ‘Rush’ magazine.
Such immense fun, i shall be doing a similar montage this Thursday night at BORDERS Chermside at 6.30pm…totes be there.
Photos by Andrea Jankovic
This is Ashleigh Dwyer. She makes me want to rhyme my words and high five people. I met this girl a couple of years ago and ever since words like ‘lover’, ‘delightful’, ‘pleasing’ and ‘fun’ have pervaded my vocabulary to the point where it started to get uncomfortable – last year I called my grandma “lover”…she’s a short ethnic woman with the beginnings of a moustache.
Ashleigh is an incredibly talented actress, and one of the most stylish humans I’ve ever had the pleasure of shrieking “I LOVE WHAT YOU ARE WEARING!!!” at. Sadly, she is moving to Melbourne soon, but whilst we still have her I have seized the opportunity and this saturday night will be making her a frock.
So yeah, pretty enthused…so you should be too. Tune in Saturday to keep tabs on the process – i have a feeling it will be visually more appealing than the election….call it a hunch…
This week’s journey to “Dressmaking Funtimes” began with an epic: ouch. Whilst sitting at the bus stop, about to begin my journey to work, a van of hooligans performed a drive by fruiting – and my shin was their victim. As a torrent of profanities poured out of my mouth (whatever hit me had really REALLY hurt) I soon saw the weapon – a firm tomato lying casually by the timetable pole. Naturally, I was outraged. What kind of person doesn’t think to squash the fruit before hurling? I mean I’m no drive-by expert, but isn’t the whole point of an egging/fruiting/red painting to dirty the victim up a bit? Otherwise why not just throw tennis balls, old appliances, and ABBA tribute albums out the window? All I know is, is that if that tomato had hit me in the face jazz would have gotten real…and whilst my nose has always wanted to meet the back of my head – I personally have never been so keen.
The trip to DRESS 2 nonetheless ended with a giant: hurrah!! The frock that was made this week was for Nicola Scott, and in my fabric basket was a selection of burgundy, velvet, black tulle, lace, plain black fabric, and a zip. At first glance, my choice of colors and textures looked a little goth, but I was determined to make her look less like a Marilyn Manson enthusiast and more like a foxy, foxy lady.
Creating an off the shoulder cocktail dress, my favorite aspect of this frock is the black tulle ‘boof’ on the shoulder Whilst at first I was a little unsure about the vinyl breast plate, I nonetheless went with it…and I feel that Xena: warrior princess would indeed be proud of my efforts.
I must confess that I ran into a bit of a drama with my choice in cotton. Apparently I had thought that silver cotton would go excellently with black and red fabric – blindly grabbing a pack of three whilst on my 15-minute break at work. Apparently I was deeply misguided. The “spirit of thread” lead me wrong. About half way through the dress -making I took a step back…and it looked like I had sewn everything together with floss – not an attractive look. Luckily, there was a black texta on hand, so I quickly saw to rectifying my failure with some crafty coloring in and success was had.
I was really happy with this frock. I felt it really suited the ever-saucy Nicola, and she certainly got an excellent response when we headed out on the time.
Anyway humans, got to dash…be back soon for more chatz potatoes.
Dig you all.