Tuesday, 31 December 2013

DIY Suspender Skirt & 2013 Science in Review

Skirt is DIY | bag and hat are thrifted | top (swimmers) are from Asos (sold out) | shoes c/o Yeswalker

Just like I did two years ago, my mum got a sewing machine for christmas! She's decided she wants to start being crafty and learn how to make her own clothes (she also happens to be one of the most stylish ladies I know, so I can't wait to see what she comes up with). After I taught her how to make a dress, which we used an owl-print fabric for and which turned out AWESOME, I used the machine myself to make this blue gingham circle skirt with detachable suspenders! I love the fullness of the skirt, although the wind made it a little difficult to show that off in these photos. I paired the skirt with some retro-inspired Cadillac swimmers for a summer vibe.

If you follow any other sciencey-type blogs or news sites, then you've probably seen a lot of "the best science of 2013" posts. Well, this one is a little bit different, and while it may include more stories about 3D-printed prosthetic foots being made for ducklings rather than, say, the oldest human DNA ever being discovered, I feel like it's more representative of the kinds of science that really piques my interest.

So, science in 2013 through the lens of the Pineneedle Collective:

April: I explored the likelihood of alien life being found on Europa, Titan, Enceladus and Io.
July: 3D printing continues to impress me, this time by saving the life of a duckling.
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September: Two seperate studies arose that suggest we're all martians.
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Happy New Years!

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  1. What a cute DIY skirt! Your DIYs are really inspiring. ♡


  2. What a cute DIY skirt! Your DIYs are really inspiring. ♡


  3. So many cool science stories this year. I always enjoy the science-y tidbits at the end of your posts. Also this suspender skirt is so incredibly cute. It's very Dorothy! Especially with the dark pigtails. Super cute!

  4. Oh wow, what a coincidence. I recently just made a gingham suspender skirt, but in red! I adore yours.

    I have really appreciated all the science facts you've posted this year. Being an arts student who is also interested in a bit of science, I have found it very educational!

    I hope you have a magical start to 2014 tonight!

    xx Carina

    1. Oooooh that sounds super cute! Did you post a photo of it anywhere? I wanna see it!!

      And thank you so much, that means a lot to me :) xxx

  5. i love your suspender skirt it's so lovely!

    xo Sarah

  6. Eee, look at you, Dorothy Gale ;) That is the cutest skirt ever!

  7. Great skirt, circle skirts are the best.

  8. That picture of you and your mom is so adorable!

    Also, I'm absolutely loving this suspender skirt - so perfect!


  9. Could you write a post about sewing dresses in general? like how to make your own patterns, etc. I love ALL your projects, they really encouraged me to go back to making stuff after a long time :D


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