This is what I have been working on. Love the color and the lace when I picked it, the fabric is Taiwan made linen, drape and sews beautifully. Though I'm having doubts about the color, maybe it'll work in the fall better. We'll see, probably depends on how I style it. Had attached the sleeve on, it took me way more time then I should. Don't know what happened to me. Also, I'm not loving how it, the sleeves, came out and I ran out of the fabric, so have to fix that at some point by going to the fabric market. Maybe I should post something about the fabric Market in Taiwan. It is quite impressive. To someone that lived in Arizona for so long anyway. ;)
Will post more photos later as things come along.
Some garments I still use reference, so I can learn how clothes fold and drape by looking at the real thing. Just sketches so they are not cleaned up. ;) I think I can start trying with colors now. It does get your creative juice going forcing myself draw different every time. Hopefully, It leads somewhere.
還在練習所以有些衣服的細節是參考收集來的照片,觀察真實的東西是怎麼表達的. 這些只是草稿所以底型沒清乾淨喔. 我覺得可以開始試著上色了. 逼自己畫那麼多真的讓腦袋開始想著有什麼新的東西可以畫&設計. 還蠻有趣的,好像又找回了什麼~~
This shop's dresses and clothes are so girly and frilly. It have my friends and I going crazy all over it, so I thought I would come share it.
More Photos under the cut
Something that is bearable to show I think. Though the lens effect make it look like I know what I'm doing. XD This drawing shows my career background doesn't it. Though shame my drawing is not as up to part as my pattern making, sewing and all that. I'm trying to look on the bright side, practice makes prefect!
來獻醜了,但好像因為照像效果的關係看起來沒那麼糟.XD 比起打版&縫紉還有好長的路要走阿. 在試著不往負面想,繼續努力練下去吧~~
A little get together with my friends in a charming little cafe for dinner. It is actually a surprising nice find by Yee. Shame I forgot to get photos with them, so I can post it here too! Maybe next time. :D The tea came with the tea pot and everything was so cute that I had to take photo of it.
My first ever sewing station, and I love it. I used to have to keep moving the sewing machine on and off the table. So having this is total heaven! Though this was taken last year, so it is not as neat now, but you get the point. ;)
Still been fighting a thing call drawing, I wonder when is it going to get easier like how I am with sewing. Hopefully, I'll have something to show in couple of days.
It's call the Mini nini.
Wanted to post some drawing the past few days, but unfortunately drawing and I doesn't get along well most of the time. Hopefully, that will change one day.
Really wanted eat some cakes today, especially cheesecake, and chocolate cake. I have tried a lot of different cheesecake in Taiwan, but so far only Starbucks have ones that's more like what I'm used to in US. Starbucks cake is a bit more expansive, but as a special occasion we got some from here anyway. Also a lot of chocolate cake seem to just use cocoa powder instead of real chocolate. I'm sad about that. Don't get me wrong Taiwan have a lot of nice food, but more westernized desert still need some catching up. Saying that the local sweets like sun pie from Taichung & milk pie from Taipei are amazing.
今天超想吃起司&巧克力蛋糕的,在台灣試過蠻多起司蛋糕的但最像我在國外習慣的是Starbucks的吧,所以今天特別去了Starbucks買些蛋糕雖然有點貴但算是偶爾對自己好一點的機會吧~~ 還有很多巧克力蛋糕在台灣好像是用可可粉作的而不是用真的巧克力這點有點可惜~~ 但當然台灣還是有很多自己的美食.
Anyway, the little creature in the photos is the PG tips tea monkey, who call himself by Monkey, he is quite an important member in the family. ;) Love tea and food, especially sweet food. Cloth peg on his back is his lucky item.
這隻在照片裡的小動物是PG TIPS tea money,叫自己Monkey,是我們家裡很重要的一員喔~~特別愛奶茶&食物尤其甜食,背上的曬衣夾是他的幸運物. ;)
OH my! A whole two boxes of cakes. Monkey looks so happy.
Trying to open the box.
Mille Crêpe & New York Cheese Cake!
It's the Banana Chocolate Cake.
Trying to get his hand on it. :D
It only had names in Mandarin, the one I bought translated to Elegant Ladies. it is a temperature based color changing nail polish, which I find totally awesome. Shame Taiwan is too hot for color changing so I had to stick my figure in ice water to show the changed color. I'm hopefully it will be more interesting in the winter. :D
Color when it's warm.
Midway through temperature change.
Made this last winter when I saw the recipe for Caramelized Banana on the TV. The crepe I made it was a bit too thick so it look more like a cross between pancake and crepe. Top it all off with my favorite tea from Dilmah. Anyway, that's what I love about winter, shame it is hot as hell right now.
Hello, I'm Kathleen. Currently living in Taiwan. This will be where I blog about what I made, what I design, what I love, and what makes my day. Enjoy~~~
This blog will be loosely translated to Mandarin.