The Blushing Peony

New in from Bangkok! October 15, 2012

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Bangkok is one of my favourite country to go when I want a short fuss free break. What’s there not to like? The food is cheap and good, massages everyday, shopping everyday! It’s a shopper’s paradise! This is my loot for the trip. 20121015-151257.jpg20121015-151316.jpg
A pretty chevron sheath top (200baht) with exposed zip at the back, denim shorts and more shorts for the eternal summer days at home. As you can tell, I got a little carried away with mustard shorts. Wanted an orange pair but didn’t manage to get one. The shorts cost between 200 and 250 baht ( about USD6.50 ) each and really mix well with my existing wardrobe. 20121015-151812.jpg20121015-151822.jpg20121015-151902.jpg


The red an white stripe top cost 200baht too. But the icing on the cake is the camouflage jacket. It is the exact one that you see in Zara this season. Likely to a reject for some minor manufacturing fault but honestly, I cannot see anything wrong with it. This is the jacket ( left) as shown on the Zara website

20121015-152459.jpg. It cost me 800 baht. That’s USD26. I later found another shop at Platinium Mall selling it for 650baht ( USD21). It’s selling for USD105 in Zara stores.. I about died when I finally got the jacket. SoooOooooo happy!! Heehee.


Wardrobe 02092012 September 6, 2012

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Wardrobe 10112011 November 11, 2011

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Pictures were taken in a rush.. :p


DIY Sunday September 4, 2011

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I sewed this top by altering a vintage pattern. Initially I had some difficulty because of the neckline and armholes and also because the fabric is slippery and not exactly beginners friendly. I’ve been sewing over a year now but can hardly call myself an intermediate sew-er since my methods can be quite unorthodox. I use bias tape facing to finish the neckline and armholes. Realized that to minimize puckers and unsightly folds, it might be best to make your own bias tape that is thinner. The closer you sew to the edge of the neckline/armholes, the neater it is. For this top, the width of the facing that’s visible on the inside of the garment is approximately 1/4′ thick. By the way, this top probably cost me less than SGD$5 to make!

I’m probably going to try next the sorbetto tank pattern that you can download free from here. For more Sorbetto top versions inspiration, you should visit Sew Weekly. I need to make a trip to get the orange polyester fabric I saw at Spotlight!! That would make a fine Sorbetto top!






Wardrobe 18082011 August 19, 2011

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When lost, look at the 30 for 30 challenge posts for ideas. So glad I took the challenge. The husband is rather pleased that I’m taking less time to get ready.