Friday, March 21, 2014

Seafoam & Aqua

handmade cropped vest with wave pattern

I made this top! So, here's the thing: I can point out dozens of flaws, but I think it's probably healthier to just accept that mastery is a process and not indulge my perfectionism. However, I will quickly add that I always feel guilty about using nice materials to make something that doesn't turn out "right". It used to be the same on days when I wore makeup even though I wasn't going someplace or seeing people. I got over that. Anyway, my parents bought this fabric in Tokyo when we lived there, about 16 years ago. (I was a toddler.) It's lovely thick stuff, and the wave pattern delights me.

handmade cropped vest with wave pattern handmade cropped vest with wave pattern handmade cropped vest with wave pattern aqua blue eye makeup, copper lipstick

16 comments :

  1. I see no flaws on that top. It's mesmerizing. The neckline is just fantastic, and the colors suit you so well. Please teach me to sew!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! One day, we'll be in the same place, and we can have a crafting day =D

      Delete
  2. I really love that top, i can't believe you've made it! :)

    Love Emma xx

    www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a really nice top, I think you did an amazing job on it! And I love how the fabric has a neat story to go with it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Me too. It also used to be curtains, haha

      Delete
  4. you look gorgeous Sonya!! & wow, you are getting so good at sewing!! i seriously do not see any imperfections here, & i love how you made the little criss cross part on the top, really ads something special to a tank crop top, which of course it already is being such a unique fabric. i sometimes feel bad about doing things to amazing fabrics & sentimental things also, but i figure the best way to appreciate it is to wear it (but make it last by not washing much : ).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! You are so right, also. The best way to appreciate beautiful things is definitely to use them.

      Delete
  5. Japanese fabrics are incredible - lucky you to have some to work with! :-D I think it looks great :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Yes, I would love to get my hands on some more Japanese fabric. My mom might have some stashed.

      Delete
  6. Yessss! The top is gorgeous! I have an insane urge to attach a mustardseed skirt for it and turn it into a dress because it hits you at the ribcage - which is perfect. You look like a piece of origami and I mean that in the nicest way.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's a great urge! This was actually originally a dress but I decided to chop it into two pieces. & thank you!

      Delete
  7. That's a very cool pattern on your top! I think you did a great job making that shirt and it'll be so perfect when it's really hot outside. I know what you mean about feeling guilty using nice materials on DIY projects. I'm so afraid I'll ruin everything!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Exactly! Glad to know someone else has the same issue :) And thank you!

      Delete

It's lovely to hear from you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...