Sunday, January 6, 2008

DIY Me Time and a Goodbye to Winter Break

The last few days of my winter break were a mix of last minute sewing, last minute sleeping and a whole lot of just doing blah. I'm going back to school tonight instead of earlier because I just do not feel like dealing with kids today. I'm a bad "big buddy" for ditching my "little buddy" but sometimes life is just not fair. Plus, I could not get up early enough and still did not pack yet.

Anyways, this winter break I spent a lot of timing working for my designs for other people giving me little time to work on anything for myself. I usually spend my breaks DIYing for myself but this break I became the selfless soldier. Nevermind.

In the last minute late Friday night I decided to do a little DIY for myself. I bought this shiny gold stretch fabric the first time I went over to downtown LA. I passed by this fabric after looking for the collection stuff. It screamed to me, literally screamed to me. It was the ugliest most tackiest fabric that I had ever had the pleasure to meet. It had these wacky rectangular prints of various cities around the world along with random words like "Davoucci" sprinkled in with what looked like to be logos for biotech companies.

I knew had to have it.

So I bought it.

Like three yards of it. I should have gotten more. It's fabulous.

So what did I make of it? A pair of treggings (as Kingdom of Style call it). But I intend to wear it more like tights. I have no clue why I made them. I remember the big fuss over AA's lame leggings and I swore to myself I would never buy one of those but here I am with one I have made all for myself. Perhaps I was sniffing too many threads and needles.

Here's me rocking out my "gay-nightclubber-david bowie-esque-spandex pants"



I made them by tracing a pair of pants I had. I have never made anything like this before but it turned out quite easy. Unfortunately, in my first attempt at making them I forgot to take in to consideration the monstrosity that is my huge bum so it was a super low-rised thing that reminded me of the days that low-riders ruled the scene except mine was super low that valleys might have peeked out. My mom was like a voice from above and gave me a suggest of just adding a band around the top and it worked. Now they feel like a pair of pajamas.


In addition I used a leftover piece of mouth that I was intending to use for one of my designs and finished it up to make a headband/belt.



And last but not least I revamped my new planner for 2008. It was a free one my dad got from his company but it lacked sparkle and shine. It lacked the Lala-ness that I need in my everday life. Hopefully this will motivate me to remember the dates of everyday.



I love PrismaColors! They are awesome. I should pack now so I will say farewell for now.

Farewell!

22 comments:

N said...

Incredibly cute!

Wendy said...

Those leggings are awesome! You are so great with crafts!

Isabel said...

Oh my God, I love your shiny leggings. Waaayy better then American Apparel. You likening them to David Bowie makes them even better, too. <3

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

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Thanks,

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Diana Rikasari said...

oh my..how can u make leggings by yourself?? geez...marvelous!!! wish i had your sewing talent....

i love your "treggings" and i love your diary....:)

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh, those leggings are just amazing. I'm so bad at sewing. I worked in a fabric store last year & whenever someone asked me a question, I felt really stupid.

I have a pile of fabric that I bought in the hopes of making something & whenever I read your blog I think I should stop being lazy & make something.

Ninja said...

I am incredibly jealous of your DIY skills. I used to sew all the time but have only made a pillow since my high school home ec classes.

VA said...

I love it.
great idea
VA<3

The Clothes Horse said...

Your planner is great and I love those pants/leggings!

fashaholic said...

your tights are wicked cool! it makes me feel like i'll be seeing you on facehunter when you were these hehe

WendyB said...

Great leggings!
And I want your planner.

Suzanna Mars said...

You are too cool, chiquita. Those leggings are just so wrong they're right, especially with the leftover mouth.

Love the planner, too.

Heather said...

Words cannot say how awesome those are!

Lauren said...

I love those leggings, they look great. And your planner looks really cute too.

Poster Girl said...

The headband/belt is amazing! The leggings look great, too. You should definitely work in the fashion industry when you graduate!

stupidcupcake said...

Those Leggins are So cool! also all the records on your wall!

Btw, I have deleted my old blog voice(on the radio), and started a new one!

me said...

Hello- I cannot beleive I stumbled upon ur blog! the little character you drew is EXACTLY the vision i had in my head for a character for a book im writing. I mean your lil lady is exactly whay i would have drawn if I could draw. Are u interested in doing any illustration for a book?
flysince1970.blogspot.com
flysince1970@yahoo.com

xx said...

The treggings are fabulous, you have inspired me to FINALLY make some of my own out of the millions of miles of dark blue velvet I have lying around.. perfect for winter, if it were so =[

Eleh said...

treggings? wow. they look fantastic! and the fact that you made them yourself, double fantastic!

xplight said...

Nice leggins )

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