bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Sewing)
They like me, they really like me! )

bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Sewing)
After days of fighting with it, I think I've worked out how to work one of the computer programs I have to use for data analysis for the Thesis.  Maybe.  I hope.  Stupid PHREEQC.  And it's the easier one of the bunch, too.  *facepalm*

BUT at least I've done what I can.  :D

In other news, I'm a week and a half away from the deadline for the wardrobe contest I joined.  EEP!  I have 2 bottoms (a pair of pants and a tight tight tight denim pencil skirt) started, 1 complete top, and a new topper to finish.  I had a cardigan topper finished, but it's a disaster.  So I need to come up with something else.  I'm thinking of a jacket, possibly the one below (without the ties), but I'm nor sure yet.


Not the dress, though, because that would be an absolute disaster for my body type.  :)

Tonight, I'm going to chill out, watch tv or maybe some more Merlin or White Collar, and work on the top, a simple knit t-shirt.  And then spend the entire weekend sewing because OMG A WEEK AND A HALF!
bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Default)
After how many months of floundering and panicking about my thesis, I think I've worked out a battle plan, and I now feel like this is finally doable. Thank God.

But because I've been stressing myself out about this for ages now, and I need a bit of time to regroup, I've decided to give myself the weekend off. YAY!

So today I've mostly been just straightening up my apartment and finishing off a sewing project, a short sleeved blouse using New Look 6407. I even managed to get some pictures of it outside in the sun before a wicked storm blew through Kingston.

Picture behind the cut )

In you're interested in more pictures, you can check out my sewing blog.

I think I'm going to go bake a coffee cake and make a cup of coffee before sitting down and watch an episode or two of Project Runway season 4. Maybe I'll even start cutting out pieces for a second blouse in another fabric.

Tomorrow may be some of the same.  :)  Maybe I'll even sleep in!  Or at least, more so than normal. 

WHEEEEEEEE!

Jun. 5th, 2010 02:58 am
bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Default)
I GOT MY FIRST ARTICLE OF CLOTHING DONE FOR THE WARDROBE CONTEST! It may be 3 am, but I don't care because I got 1/10 pieces done! :D

*cackles*

Pics to come tomorrow. Today? Later, anyways.

In other, not entirely unrelated news, I got about 6 pages of actual thesis writing done today. *GLEEEE* See, my theory is that this wardrobe contest is actually going to motivate me to work on my thesis. Because I only have 3 months to finish the 10 pieces of clothing, by September 1. That means that September, my targeted end month, IS ONLY 3 MONTHS AWAY OMG!!! I didn't really comprehend how little time I have left until this contest.

Thus, in conclusion, I propose that sewing an entire wardrobe will also mean completing my thesis!

:D
bare_bear: Caution sign showing a monster leaning over a cliff to eat a car (Sewing)
Despite trying to finish a M.Sc. thesis, I decided to make things even harder on myself and sign up for a contest. But not any contest, no, I've signed up for a contest where we're supposed to sew a 10 piece coordinating wardrobe for ourselves by September 1, hosted by Pattern Review (sewing.patternreview.com/ because the linky thing isn't working). Don't ask me what I was thinking, I haven't figured that out yet.

The point is to make 4 tops, 4 bottoms, 1 topper (jacket, cardigan, etc), and one free item of your choice that all coordinates together, so that you're never stuck staring into a full closet thinking that nothing goes together. And hey, even if I don't finish (because I guess the thesis takes priority *rolls eyes*), I'll still have some beautiful pieces (I hope!), and a much better understanding of how to coordinate clothing! :D

I've created a storyboard containing the patterns and fabrics I plan to use. Well, some of them, anyways. I haven't quite worked it all out yet, but I figure I've got 3 months to work out the kinks. :)
Storyboard behind the cut to save your flist... )

Wish me luck!

(omgwhatamidoing??!)

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