provident style

the dress came!
May 21, 2008, 3:42 pm
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I’m having a lot of luck with eBay stuff arriving this week! My floral print dress arrived today. It looked huge when I took it out of the package, but a belt fixed it all up and I LOVE it.

It’s incredibly lightweight. This is going to get a lot of wear! If it ever stops raining…


yay for ebay
May 5, 2008, 7:33 pm
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No outfit post because I’m sick again today, but at least I won a really cute vintage dress on eBay!! I’d been stalking it for like a week and luckily the price didn’t get scarily high. And the shipping is reasonable, for once, to Canada!

I loooove it, and for once, my boyfriend actually approves! This is going to be my summer dress. :) And it will match my eBayed bag too!

April 15, 2008, 4:02 pm
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I woke up this morning, threw up, and went back to bed, so no daily outfit for today! And I am quite lacking inspiration in the fashion department today as I’m sure I’ll never be able to track down a dress this wonderful…

…and even if I did, there’s no way that I could style my hair that beautifully!

i made something that doesn’t suck!
March 31, 2008, 9:09 pm
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I had basically long given up hope of making something wearable using my sewing machine, but it appears that I may have pulled it off. Thanks to this refreshingly simple tutorial, I’ve got my very own puff skirt made of random fabric from my basement.

(My “I’m shocked it doesn’t suck” face.)

The pattern! Delightfully grandma-esque?

Now, for anyone else, sewing a skirt like this would be an exceedingly easy task. Thing is, my sewing machine hates me and wishes I was dead, so I had to fight with it for half an hour before finally deciding that my knowledge (grade 7 fashion studies…erm…) was not enough to fix the problem. 5 minutes of Googling and I realized I should check my thread tension, which was the problem of course. And now I can actually use my sewing machine! Which of course got me thinking about making more complicated stuff. I think I am going to try and talk my mom into going to the sewing shop with me this weekend and buying a dress pattern and some fabric. I’ll keep you posted on how THAT turns out…but now I must finish the homework I put off to make this lovely skirt!