This morning, I couldn't take it anymore. This woman keeps churning out the cuteness like there's no tomorrow. Dresses and skirts and dresses and skirts. Ah!
Prompted yesterday by verypurpleperson's blog, in which she posted two floral dresses and two floral skirts based on her easy full skirt tutorial, combined with my need for some instant gratification after the Ruby Shorts, I whipped up this paper bag skirt this morning:
As promised, the skirt was easy-peasy and I definitely recommend the tute. It took me a bit longer (2 hours) because I made the pockets from my (very hazy) memory. Even though I'm totally smitten with verypurpleperson's style, I was never quite sure if I, 1) liked paper bag skirts (I'm square shaped, I'm not sure that extra fabric at the waist helps or hurts, a problem easily balanced by something called breasts, if I had them) or 2) liked this fabric. But it was in the donation pile and I'd just been complaining about my color/print shyness. I was positive I didn't like it when it was done, too tulip-y, etc., but it equipped me well today as I walked around the city and its color is forcing me to wear some of my neglected tops. So, we're on speaking terms. And I'll definitely do it again in a different fabric.
And on to the fun and games!
The very charming Tilly has tagged me in a game of eight questions.
1. What is your staple meal? (ie. what meal do you cook most often, when you can't be bothered to think of anything adventurous)
To perpetuate the Asian (I'm half) stereotype of rice-love, it's rice. When I was a kid, I used to eat rice with shoyu (soy sauce). Period. Now it's rice, shoyu, furikake, and maybe a poached egg. If I'm thinking ahead, it's the lemon-basil baked tofu from Peter Berley's Modern Vegetarian Kitchen with something green and of course, rice. I eat that A LOT (and I'm not a vegetarian, by the way, but I love eating veggie). When I'm sick, I need rice. When I'm hungover, I need rice. When I'm sad, and so on.
2. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Kind. Generous. Capable.
3. What book are you reading at the moment (if any)?
Two books: The Fragrance of Guava: Conversations with Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard.
4. How do you relax?
Great question. Probably reading (books and blogs), lots of cat naps.
5. What colour are the interior walls of your home?
Off-white. I wish they had color. Ah, renting.
6. What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Girly movies. In company, I'll watch international flicks and documentaries, be all intellectual. Alone? It's Sweet Home Alabama and Dirty Dancing. Nobody puts Baby in a corner. Nobody.
7. What time is bed time and getting up time?
1 a.m., 8-ish.
8. How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)?
More time than I'm willing to admit! ;) There's so much fun and inspiration out there.
I'm tagging eight people with eight questions. Here it goes:
The mix of Me-Made-Mayers, sew-alongers, Self-Stitched-September-ers (can I say that?) that I'm picking on:
Jessica of A Yen for Craft
Tasia of Sewaholic
Amy of Quixotic Pixels
Solvi of DelfinElise
Alexandra of Alexandra Mason
Nancy at $25 Vintage
Lisette of Vintage or Bust
The Sew Convert
And eight questions. I'm so focused on wardrobe -- sorry folks, my focus in the blogosphere!
1. What song never fails to move you?
2. What's your sewing threshold? As in, what will you let go, what must you absolutely fix?
3. What's your "desert island" book/movie and why could you read/watch it over and over?
4. What garment/accessory do you wear the most?
5. What wouldn't you be caught dead in?
6. Your motto/mantra?
7. A designer you consistently like and why?
8. Something about you we wouldn't expect from reading your blog?
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