Monday, August 10, 2009

sharpening my sewing skills



I got this vest at Goodwill and I love it a lot. I had to sew it to make it smaller though, cause it was huuuge. :o Actually I sewed the shorts too, they used to be long and ugly.
The bag came from Chinatown when I was in NYC in January. Eight bucks, man :)

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I have a question: in your opinion, what goes into a great mix tape? I'm making one for a friend, and I don't think I'm much good at it. Do you see it as an art? Any tips for me? Leave them in the comments :)

21 comments:

Style Bird said...

I love the vest and the bag!!

amoramor said...

so cuteee =]

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

the vest is great! and i heart your super cool bag!!
and your shoes in the poat below are amazing! you should set up a business!!! :) very very arty!!! i like them.

hmm mix tapes. well maybe you should start with songs that remind you of them, or times you have spent together. not sure, just where i might start with ideas.

hope you are well my dear!!
peace to you.
nicola

Nadine said...

The motto is "Fairy Tales".

Polished Sense said...

I love this look. The color of the vest works so well with it. And I love that bag! So cute!

xo,
Jessica

Amelia said...

Nice sewing! Haha, I suck at sewing. I actually have a vest that's way too big for me that I just tie in the back. I should get around to fixing it...

Cute bag!

Sara said...

Ahh a mixed tape!
I say chasing cars by snow patrol and speeding cars by Imogen Heap!

I don;t know what's with me and cars but they're amazing songs :)

Delectable Swank said...

I love love that vest! I totally wish I could sew but I am not that crafty! Maybe someday!

Anna said...

wow this is awesome :)

mix tapes are wicked, i usually make mine totally random, lots of different genres but i try make sure each song would be something they'd like.
it's fun when you're listening to a mix and you have no idea what type of thing will come next.
anna x

jess said...

Great vest. The bag is adorable.

Inside the Cabinet of Wonder said...

hmm atc's, well thebest thing i can say is google them! it will tell you everything. someone else told me, so google! its the best idea! then you can make some, and we can trade!!!
:)

Twobreadsplease said...

Love the vest and bag, they look great! Look up the High Fidelity quote about mix tapes, it'll tell you all you need to know. xx

ONiC said...

thats weird i cant see the picture(s) in this post somehow. if there's any. it's done loading tho, i did even refresh already.

anyway, i did mixtape to my friend too before. not too creative tho lol. just song that make me thankful to have friend like her. let us know when you done the mixtape!

Raigan said...

I really like that vest!

As far as the mix tape goes...I normally just try and put songs into them that have a meaning. Like if you have a song that makes you think of your friend, throw it in there cause odds are it'll brighten his/her day!

Good luck :)

-Raigan

Winnie said...

That little bag is cuuute! Love that waistcoat too.

Alyssa said...

I'm so new to thrifting and I can't sew very well. I went to goodwill recently looking for some denim I could cut into the perfect pair of shorts... no luck.
The vest is cool though! I love the bag too! Way to go!

Eli said...

I love being able to fix your things from thrift stores, it really makes them your own. I also love your foot shoes below.

Check out the kitsunenoir.com mixtapes to get an idea I think. Theres a mixtape called Teen Creep that I cannot stop listening to.

Connie said...

Wow you're great at sewing [:

Laura @ effluvia said...

hehe, the bag adds an interesting touch to your outfit.

When I do mix tapes, I usually consider the playlist as a whole and make sure it sounds unified. Kind of like a story, with a rising action and climax and all. :)

Annie said...

I would have to say ABSOLUTELY, making a great mixed tape is an art. I think in order to make a really fantastic one, the order of the songs is really crucial. It's so nice to listen to a mixed tape all the way through that just flows really perfectly, sometimes more upbeat and then flowing gradually into something slower, and maybe picking back up again depending on the mood you're going for.

... Sorry. I'm minorly obsessed with making mixed tapes.

Eleonore said...

love the bag!!!