8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies


8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies    Hair: Hairdo Wrap-Around Pony

Pointy sunglasses: thrifted

Sheer back galaxy tank: handmade by me

DIY cage cuff: tutorial here

Watch: Citizen Eco-drive

Black Jeggings: UNIQLO

Lace-up Oxfords: thrifted

Finally I got around to photographing the tank I made with my galaxy fabric!8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies

I designed the fabric back in January (!) of this year, and it took awhile for me to figure out what I wanted to do with it.  I only ordered a fat quarter test swatch so I could check the pattern, so it didn’t give me a lot to work with.

I finally decided to do a tank, with sheer chiffon beneath (longer in the front), and as the back.  I created a sharkbite hem to the tank (but I would have made it longer had I more fabric).  I used sheer chiffon bias strips to bind the edges at the back.  Overall, I’m pretty pleased with it, even though the pattern of the tank needs a couple tweaks.  Maybe I’ll darken the galaxy-print as well so the background is a nice black instead of charcoal.  What do all of you think?8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies

I told Lil Tot I would play Tron frisbee with him if he took a couple photos of me first.  He was giggling the whole time and could barely hold the camera straight.  I think the Canon D40 with the gigantic lens we have on it feels like 100 pounds to someone who’s just over 3 and a half feet tall!  He really likes being my “photographer” though – a far cry from my husband, who usually punctuates his photographs of me with groans, sighs, and “How much longer??”  I guess Lil Tot isn’t quite there yet!!  (though give him time, I suppose…)

8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies

New pony from Hairdo.  I love that it completely conceals my real hair inside, and it’s engineered really well.  It’s the perfect chic length!!

8.18.11 Outfit: DIY Sheer Galaxies

It may be August in Oregon but it’s cool enough to wear long pants every day.  Just my type of weather!  I’ve been cleaning out my office/sewing room at home and I can’t get to my sewing machine with all the junk piled in front of it.  There are so many DIY’s I’m dying to do…

Hope everyone’s having a fabulous week!


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