Nov 29, 2011

I need to get used to this again.

Once upon a time I used to blog about 8 times in one fucking day back when I was using Livejournal. It's either I have a lot of time in my hands and a lot of stories to tell, or a lot of time in my hands but just decided to post something random (there was no twitter back then you see, so Livejournal was the best choice of following people), or I was sad or depressed about something.

Nowadays it's pretty difficult to keep posting everyday when you're busy about 6 days a week, working almost 10 to 12 hours a day (yes I work that long and no I'm not in a factory. At least not in the most traditional sense). I would draw a comic to dictate my whole day but halfway through I will decide that I'm just too lazy for this.

But people have short attention span. So even if I post this entry, no one will really read it because, well, I have no time and camera to be picture oriented. Otherwise I suppose I could use my iPad because my Blackberry camera is crap. Not that my iPad camera isn't crap. I need a new compact camera.

I salute people who could do this every single day. It's hard, and I know it.

But it's okay, I don't have an audience anyway.

So now, I will leave you with a picture of a cat I found on the interwebs. ENJOYZ.

Nov 26, 2011

Next project

Planning to make this apron dress next. Gotta figure out what prints I should use.

My first dress.

A few months back, I found myself struggling to find the perfect dress to wear to my best friend's wedding. I'm not exactly super slim that I can just get anything off a blogshop (since their "free size" is usually for rather skinny people), nor am I rich enough to get a dress for my size from Dorothy Perkins or plus size shops. So I was stuck, thinking I might have to just wear a baju kurung to the wedding.

But then, a random trip to Kinokuniya make me stumble upon a whole row of Japanese dressmaking books with the patterns. I googled people who make dresses from these books and decided, okay, I'm gonna make my own clothes.

Though I didn't make a dress to wear to my best friend's wedding, I went out and bought this book:

I'm not exactly fluent in Japanese but because it's a "for beginners" book, it was easy to understand. So I decided to make the dress that's on the cover.

But of course, I have to trace the patterns. For people who want to sew from Japanese dress making books, the patterns don't come with seam allowances, so you have to make your own.

The patterns of choice. Bought these Japanese Cotton fabric at Kamdar. 3 meters of the cloth on the right which is the main fabric, 1 meter of the one on the left which is the bottom of the dress.

Truthfully, I didn't really need a total of 4 meters of cloth. I have so much cloth leftover! Patchwork galore!

These were taken before I put on the sleeves and sew the sides close.

The dress is done!

After 6 years of not touching a sewing machine, I created my first dress. I messed up the collar so I covered it up the messy stitches with large buttons. The sleeves are a bit off. But despite the imperfections, I'm wearing it today. 

It ain't perfect, but it's mine! :D

Nov 25, 2011

This is what I do for a living.

I don't shoot them or anything. I just make a story out of them.

I wonder why I still bother with doing this.

o hai. it's me. again. on my 38472984739287429th blog.

yes this is brand spankin' new (until I decide to make another new one when this becomes old and boring. like me).

i have no idea what to say now, but here's a picture of a cat