Tuesday, January 25, 2011

little red

Excuse the awful awful hair! It's my day off from life (no work or class!) & I didn't have any reason to be overly concerned about the state of it. Or anything else.

I finished sewing this cape this morning. I designed it myself because I couldn't find a pattern I liked. The arm slits were the finishing touch and now I can wear it all I want.
Being new to sewing & pattern making, I'm still learning as I go and so, next time I make something similar, I will: make the hood slightly bigger, choose either a drawstring or a collar (this is simply gathered), and add a lining. I was so silly not to put a lining in!

Now that the cape is done, I'm not sure what to do next! I think I'll make my dog a coat. Yes, I know, I'm such a nice puppy owner. Especially since he puts runs in all my tights & never lets me eat in peace!

Underneath, I'm wearing my black work sweater with a black slip over it. The slip has the most pretty hem to it, I wish I'd thought to take a picture of it.

As far as school goes, I'm not enjoying it. School is dumb, I'd rather be watching Cary Grant movies! But I guess it has to be done. Hopefully I'll reach a mid-semester-zen. I've found that I've reached a calming zen-mode about work, in which I don't care where I'm placed, when I get break, or any of the such. I'll just go to work, finish my shift, and be completely calm and happy about the whole ordeal. I hope this isn't one of those temporary zens. I like it, I want it to stay!
Ooooh, I got a package just now! Two new pairs of shoes. I can't wait to introduce these babies to the rest of my wardobe. But first, I should be responsible and do my classwork.
shoes - vintage Donald J Pliner; socks - DSW; tights - ModCloth; slip - Heritage 1981; sweater - second hand; belt - H&M; cape - made by me


Anonymous said...

Love the blog! Love the photos!
You have an awesome sense of style!

April said...

The cape is gorgeous!! I can't believe you made that! You look stunning in it - red is a great color on you. And your hair is definitely not a mess, I love it!


.Alyspank said...

Um, that is by far the most beautiful cape in the entire world. For serious- major kudos for producing something so epically awesome. Now quit reading comments and go do homework. :)


Jennyboo said...

That cap is so amazing! I am very impressed by your sewing skills. I want one.

Beautiful outfit! You are quite talented. xoxo

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Red riding hood! Your hair is so lovely, I wish for curls. x hivennn. p.s enter my jeffrey campbell giveaway?

Anonymous said...

Lovely!:) Love the bright statement color and the details in your style... - so cool, ~ xoxo

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I'm proud. Whenever I have off school/work, not only do I skimp on my hair, but makeup? Forget it.

You did a lovely job on this cape-- I especially love the black detail in the front. If you neeeeed a task, you are more than welcome to make me one.. but not my pup. He actually ate my tights. That's right, gobbled them up.

I hope your zen-like state is here to stay and I hope that it finds you at work. I'm hoping for it myself, at least until spring arrives.

Have a lovely week darling!

ps: Red lipstick. Enough said. :)

Ms. Champagne said...

Hey! I've been looking for a cape like this for the past 2 years or so... Haven't found one and searched for it on etsy and ebay..!!

I love it its soo beautiful, would you think of selling it or making another one and selling it?

If you are, I am totally open to having it as it is perfect.

Please send me an email :D


thanks, amazing work!

Bad Taste Toast said...

WOW! Can't believe you made this yourself, great job! This cape looks beautiful! Nothing but beautiful! You say you're new to sewing. I say you're talented!
And I love the red lips with this look!
I'm totally stunned right now haha :)

Anonymous said...

If that's awful hair, I don't stand a snowball's chance in hell ;) And I'm amazed you made that cape yourself - very cool!

anies said...

OMG great cape! Very cute and original! You look awesome!:)

Brittney said...

i'm so impressed! i can sew...as long as it's a straight line and the thread is already in the machine. looks beautiful!
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Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Ah, you are so talented! I love the cape and red is such a gorgeous color on you. I wish I had more time for sewing, but it doesn't look like I will until summer, blah.


Isabella said...

I love red cape! Looks great on you!


Sushi said...

What an amazing cape! Well done, it looks perfect! I love how you wear the hood up with all your curls peeking out! x Sushi

HeartsAndShoes said...

At the cost of sounding like a total creeper, I've been following your blog, for like, ever.
No joke.
But back then I was uncool and I didn't have a blog, so I follow you via bloglovin.
I just spent about 10 minutes figuring out how to follow you on the blog thing.
I still haven't got it :\
Your blog was like, the first one I started reading, so needless to say, I felt prettty cool when you commented :D
We're gonna start posting more so if you follow it'd be easier to read them. HINTHINTHINT :)
Anyways, thankyou so much for the comment. It made us smile :)

Ashlyn said...

The cape is appropriate considering your super powers in sewing. This seriously blew my mind. You could definitely sell those!

6roove said...

wow! that cape is like my dream <3
really awesome job, love it!
I adore entire look.

kisses ;]

KANI said...

your cape is absolutely amazing and i am so proud of you for making it yourself! i bought a cape pattern too off etsy as i just couldn't find one i liked, am waiting for our fabric shops to stock some winter material so i can get started :) may i say that the drawstring collar looks extremely cute !

-marta said...

this is so lovely! That red is such a gorgeous colour, and it brings out your eyes quite a bit :)

marthaaaa_ said...

In my latest post I tagged you with the Versatile Blogger Award, take a look here:

(: xox

Cassidy said...

You look like lil red riding hood! So so cute! I adore you.

Anonymous said...

How lovely! <3

Tea For Two said...

That is a seriously beautiful creation, and although it really suits you and speaks volumes about your personal style, it's versatile and so many women would love to own a piece like this, you have real earning potential.

Bad Taste Toast said...


I really love your style, so I borrowed one of your photos for an inspiration feature at my blog.
I hope that's ok?
You can see it here:


If it's not okay let me know and I'll remove it from my post.

Have a lovely day! :)

vio said...

this cape is wonderful!


Paprika said...

your red cape is adorable...i wish i had the patience to sew!!

Rizzi said...

This is so great in every single way!!!


Anne-Hélène said...

Oh, the cape of Red Riding Hood ...