Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
On Friday I completed my last day of high school, I realized I changed a lot in the past for years both personally and in my style. I didn't cry like many of my friends I'm not sure why. Maybe I'm heartless or maybe I know that high school was just the beginning of the adventure of my life. No more waking up at 6 and occasionally having something thrown at me but, also no more birthday cakes in math, lovingly said empty threats from my English teacher, and drama club. The last few months have been a roller coaster with AP tests, finals, my last few moments with my drama club. I realized that after graduation and the subsequent graduation parties I'm not going to see most of these people again. And while I hope that me and my friends will stay close, I know we will slowly drift apart next year.
Personally I've grown. Ninth grade I got picked on; sometimes I would go with home and cry.Then, I found a wonderful group of friends who always support me. Surprisingly at the start of high school I was shy and awkward. I still am but, I've gotten a bit bolder. I feel like Lady Gaga has been a big part of that but that's another post. I've learned to let criticism slide off. In addition to knowledge, I've learned patience. My last semester I was the peer buddy for the special education department. I've never met a better group of people. Always caring and nice.
My style has evolved too.I used to just throw things on but now I think about it for a little bit. I used to get picked on for the way I dressed. My parents solution to this taking me Hollister, I refused. I grew Now, they support my love of fashion. My stepdad is the person who has picked out my favorite dresses, my feather prom dress and my rainbow Diane Von Furstenburg. The kids at my school enjoy the way I dress too, well most, I have had milk thrown at me twice this year. Thanks to high school I found a hobby I love: Sewing. Most of my office is devoted to sewing there are machines,fabric and patterns everywhere.
These past four years have been great but I'm excited to see where I'm going next.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
My final project in sewing class (that I actually didn't get to finish in sewing class because it ended two days ago) is a sheath dress from 1958, Simplicity 2602. I meant to show it to my teacher but I got out earlier than expected and didn't want to interupt her class.My inspiration was this photo of Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway. I really wanted a pencil dress. It isn't a pencil dress but I still like it. I used a hot pink cotton from Jo-Ann. The dress feels very casual but it is cute. I got so many,"Where did you get that?" comments. I feel like it really need the belt.I learned and practiced some new techniques that you can see some of below:
- Tracing the pattern
- Tailor tacks - I love them, they mark just as accurately and much more visible than a tracing wheel.
- Hand picked zipper
I do wish it was a pencil dress, so over the summer I may make a Joan-inspired pencil dress.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Number 1- The Spark Bra: The Spark Bra is my favorite. It's great because pyrotechnics are so exciting. The Spark Bra makes a real statement.Number 2- Sparkly Leotard: The neckline on this is really interesting. Its also sparkly so really it's a win in my book.Number 3- Studded Bra: As soon as I saw this on stage, I decided I needed it. After I watched the MonsterBall special on HBO, I immediately went online to find studs and leather. I'm not sure if I like this because its awesome (because it is) or because she performs great songs in it.,strong>Number 4- The Deco Leotard: I'm not sure if its called that but it looks like an Art Deco building to me. Art Deco is one of my favorite building styles. I also love the one shoulder and what looks like padding in the loops. Number 5- VMA Leotard: Gaga wore this to preform "Paparazzi" at the 2009 VMA's. The best part in my opinion; I don't even remember the rest of the show. This leotard sparkles and bleeds.
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