Indy’s Sewing Project

Look! Finally, I finish my skirt.

Ergh, I know, the picture is blurry. I use pocket camera and somehow it doesn’t work D:

This is the very first time I made a wearable human clothes. It was about one month ago when I start this! In the middle of working on it, it always lacking in material and tools that I have to go back and forth to the shop. And just when I already cut the pattern, I realized I used the ‘wrong’ fabric. The fabric seller said it’s a common fabric to make everyday clothes, but the fabric seems satin-like. It’s not perfect, I admit it. But at least I finished a project I started!

Look! It also has crinoline attached!

Tags: DIY skirt

It was quite astonished with the amount of pink I wear nowadays. I’m a tomboy as teenager and tend to dismiss anything “girly”. Guess I’m the victim of the notion that everything associated with girls are stupid and silly. I have worn the skirt before.

The top are gift from one of my aunt. It’s pretty, yet comfortable to wear. Really suits the tropical climate I live in.

And the shoes… Well… I think it’s the curse of buying vintage stuff. When at mall, I realize the heels are about to dislodged. No worries though, I know a handyman that can fix it. I still wonder if I can really buy authentic vintage dress. Folks here tend to unable to keep up stuff from the past.

top: Clock House

skirt: custom made

bag: Every Little Things She Needs

shoes : vintage

ooopppss I was meant to reblog that latest post in my personal tumblr. But it’s pretty soooo I guess I’ll leave it. haha

scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:
Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians

scienceisbeauty:

One of the answers to the topic: Visually stunning math concepts which are easy to explain at Mathematics Stack Exchange.

I think if you look at this animation and think about it long enough, you’ll understand:

  • Why circles and right-angle triangles and angles are all related
  • Why sine is opposite over hypotenuse and so on
  • Why cosine is simply sine but offset by pi/2 radians

Took this picture at sunday for a movie with some friends. But I only get to upload it now because my laptop broke. I use Macbook Pro and been 2 years, and apparently the battery are unusable now. Geez.

I think I curled my hair too tight… And my mom said I used too much make-up that day. hmmm

Dress: custom made

bag : Levi’s

watch : Elle

sandals: Vincci

iI don’t really like the photos tbh. My face looks kinda weird, I think. Like how the colour turn out though.

However… So… This is a “repeat outfit” which I’ve worn the dress before.

floral dress: custom made

necklace: thrifted

bag: gift

shoes: Lower East Side

Indy’s 7 Fashion Bloggers of Choice

I planned to take my outfit post when I’m going to a meet-up today, but… As we know, universe isn’t always on your side and I fell ill with gastritis (yes, ouch) since yesterday. Instead… Now I’m going to talk about my favourite fashion bloggers! There’s still more bloggers that I adore, now, I talk about bloggers that have impact of my blog and my clothing style. Keep in mind that this is my personal favourite and I’m yet to found any rad bloggers out there. So here’s my list!

7. Nadia from nadiaaboulhosn

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Bold. That’s one word that can describe Nadia. Effortless yet experimental, she has no fear on flaunting her curves and wear her clothing in often unconventional way. From bodycon dress, leather legging that wore as pants, yoga pants, muscle shirt, to plaid flanel shirt that worn as dress, she manages to rock it!

6. Gabi from gabifresh

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Gabi was one of plus-size fashion blogger that inspire me to make a style blog myself, and I always love her radiant style and put-together outfit. Though her clothing heavily follow the trend, her style far from boring and usual!

5. Georgina from Cupcake’s Clothes

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The overwhelming cuteness of her style and her overall blog will drawn you in! Georgina isn’t afraid to look as girly as possible with her flowy pink hair and her clothing that almost always including the color pink, floral, whimsical print and accent, and handmade cute accessories. Now, while I’m not a very big fan of the color pink, when I first encounter Georgina’s blog, she prove me that girl past size 12 can look delicate and wear cute clothes.

4. Nora from norafinds

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Her vintage dresses are to die for! Nora are very determined to got an autenthic vintage clothing, and always looks elegant no matter the occassion. I’m excited to find fellow Asian that are into vintage, therefore, she’s from Indonesia!

3. Brittany from vavoomvintageblog

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I just found Brittany’s blog few days ago, but she got her vintage style on point and I fell in love. Not only she got inspirations for daily vintage clothing, but she wasn’t hesitant at giving advice on building vintage style and share her broad knowledge on earlier era fashion. Aside from her outfits, Brittany also blogs about her daily activities with her family and her crafts.

2. Ragini from curiousfancy

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I appealed by Ragini’s blog by by her uniquely put-together, colourful, and childish (in good way) attire. Peter Pan collar, cute hats and brooch and soft colours are often found in Ragini’s outfits. But not only that, she also an amazing writer. Along with her outfit post, we often found her open and shameless writing about her past and emotional experience, with poignant style that drawn you in. She got style, and she got story.

1. Kate from scathinglybrilliant

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Oh my, I envy her so so much! From her over-the-top cuteness nature and outfit, Kate are experimental with her clothing. She sure got a closet full of dresses to die for, and creative as hell. On her blog, you would often found a post about her DIY project, including redecorating the kitchen and keep her bedroom looks fancy (a total opposite of MY bedroom). Makes you wonder how come she got time for all of that?

Indy’s Take on “What Being a Fat Woman Is Really Like”

So, I found this Cosmopolitan’s article, titled What Being A Fat Woman is Really Like. here, though I realize I still have “this privilege” (shopping at regular-sized store, never had to pay extra cash at public transportation, always fit in the desk), but I had been made fun of being fat, and had my parents berating me about it, and really hate myself for being fat. I was inspired by ArchedEyebow take, thus I made one myself.

How do you feel when other women around you complain about feeling/being fat?
That’s a shitty feeling at best and it could’ve meant that they’re unconsciously or consciously make themselves feel better about themselves by using you at worst.


How has your body image changed since high school? College?
On high school, I literally hate my body. I dieted desperately just to gained some more weight, hit 70 kgs at my heaviest and promise myself to not rewarding myself any nice things before I lose any weight. I spend most of the times stressing myself for it. College is about the same, but fortunately, I found a turning point, about on 2011, I found body-positive community on internet/


Have you tried dieting? What happened?
Like, hundred times, I guess. The last time was on 2011 and I lost 13 kilos (I gained 1 kilos through 3 years). It was exhausting and I kind of stopped.

Do you think in your case your weight is partly or entirely genetic?
Honestly, that one I don’t know and rather don’t want to think about it, my mother and my brother are fat as well, while my dad’s pretty average for a man his age.

Do you consider yourself healthy? Have there been instances where people assumed you were unhealthy?
I don’t know… I don’t smoke, I drink alcohol and coffee but on considerably small amount compared to my peers, but I also don’t exercise much and though I’m not quite big eater, I love fancy foods.

Are your parents both supportive of you at the weight you’re at? Have they always been?
Hell fucking no. My dad literally thought me and my brother being fat is the failure of the way my parents raising us. And on both my heaviest and lowest weight, almost on daily basis my mom told me “you would be really beautiful if you lose some weight. Men love skinny women”.

How do you think retailers can improve clothes for plus-size people?
More work and less bullshitting? Stop spreading the “fat is unhealthy thus fat people need to be punished by not having nice things” propaganda, because that’s one factor of anti-fat phenomenon.

Do you think plus-size women are judged differently than plus-sized men are? How?
Basically… It’s okay for men to talk about women’s appearances as if we’re object. Here’s how it work: a fat man said he don’t want to date fat woman, and it’s reasonable. Fat women said she don’t want to date fat men. All hell break loose.

Do you think there’s an assumption made/stereotype that exists about plus-size people? How would you respond to it?
Oh Dear, don’t get me started. Lazy, lack self-control, unhealthy, ugly, disgusting, less than human, it’s all over! I tend to spoil myself with positivity because it’s the best I can do.

Do you think there’s ever a right way or time to express concern about someone’s weight?
1. Does said person’s health are in trouble SOLELY because of their weight? 2. Does said person BOTHERED about their weight themselves? 3. How CLOSE you are to said person?

What are the worst things people have said to you about your body?
Well… a lot. I’m the kind of person who tend to repress bad memories, and right now, I can’t think much, but there was one time when I met her about 2 months after I got out of hospital due to dengue fever (when I’m all well and back on my feet) and the first thing she said was “You just got out of the hospital, why don’t you get thinner?). She said it on public and to be honest that still pained me.

How did you respond?
I just laugh, because at that time, I still internalized the fat-shaming myself and I want to be polite.

What have people said (or do you wish they’d say) that would compliment your body or appearance?
Fortunately, I have friends (men and women and every other) that often complimenting how good-looking I am, and they adore my hair, eyebrow (though sometimes I dislike it myself, lol), even boobs and ass (don’t get it wrong, they said it in non-dehumanizing way possible). I think it just nice. Before 20, I never really got called beautiful.

Do you find yourself hanging out with women who are closer to your size?
My college best friends are fatties, but outside of that, most of my friends are pretty thin.

How has your weight affected your sex life, if at all?
I’m a virgin. lol

When you’ve been single, has your weight affected your dating life?
I don’t know… I’ve been single for what…. more than 6 years? The last time I had a relationship close to a dating, it was ended about one year ago, and he doesn’t think I’m fat (and I myself still don’t understand up until now). Some person does attracted to me anyway. The thing is…. Fat person, specifically fat girls can’t have their expectation as high as thin girls. And that makes me hold back every time I met a potential partner.

Do you feel weird if the guy you’re with only dates larger women?
It depends on how they treat me, though.

Do you feel weird if he’s only dated slimmer women before you?
Yes, it was like: why me? What makes me different?

Lacelocked

My Mother are OBSESSED with fabric-shopping and custom-made clothes (which explains a lot?). So she bought this beautiful red lace fabric to made this shirt, and have excess fabric, which she gladly give to me. So…. This skirt.

shirt : Cole

skirt : custom made

bag : Every Little Things She Needs

shoes : vintage

Ribbon in the Sky

Whenever I wear this skirt outside, I got quite lots of compliment. I gotta say while pink is not really my colour, I like the skirt. And the sandal. It’s really comfortable to wear. And like you can see, I experimenting with ribbon a bit. Well… I don’t think I look good with one…. Scratch that, I don’t look good with “cute” lolita-ish outfit in general, but I choose white instead of any other colour and sooooo it turned out not so bad. At least for me. However there’s a bit crisis with my hair. When curling it, it turns out my hair still too damp and it can’t hold the curl! I try all my best to re-do the curl with the help from hair mousse. Sometimes it’s a pain in the ass to have a thick hair!

another one

headshot ~

detail of how I put the ribbon

However if you ask whether I’m happy with how the photo turned up, the answer is No. Well not really. I was trying for more playful look, put together a simple black shirt, a casual sandal and the shirt. Try a casual 1950s-ish look. But I guess the make-up and acessories is a wrong move?

sandals : fladeo

skirt : custom handmade