With this dress, I think I may have reached my pattern nirvana- it’s a franken-pattern cross between my favorite bodice and my favorite skirt. The top is from Named Pattern’s Vanamo two piece cocktail dress, a pattern very near and dear to my heart. In fact I have now made the skirt twice and the top no less than 4 unblogged times…. #futureposts. The skirt is from Colette’s Macaron pattern, which I have also cranked out a couple of times.
Continue reading White Lace Vanamo/Macaron
This was one of those makes that was a long time coming. The poppy print fabric sat hoarded in my stash for over a year before I finally mustered the courage to cut it. As I usually do with a fabric I really love, I couldn’t decide what to do with it, and changed my mind repeatedly without ever breaking out the rotary cutter.
Continue reading Poppy Print Vanamo Skirt
My Named Clothing obsession continues with no end in sight. Today I bring you the Kielo wrap dress, made up in navy blue knit. The phrase secret pyjamas was made for this outfit. The knit was unlabeled, but it’s so soft and cozy I think it must be rayon. Plus, the tie front gives me all the joy of a maxi dress with none of the pain of having to suck my gut in every time I get up from my desk at work to walk to the bathroom (which is frequently, because let’s be real, it’s iced tea season).
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Does it look familiar? MUAHAHAHA. Yeah, I’ve made this pattern 4 times. No regrets. Truly the possibilities are endless- pleated, straight, circle, and now I bring you gathered! Continue reading Silk Drop Waist Dress
A while back I dug some striked silk dupioni out of the remnant pile at sewfisticated and knew that I loved it but couldn’t figure out what on earth I’d make out of it besides an absurdly unwearable party dress (got too many of those already, folks). I was going to put it back but my friend suggested it would make an excellently funky pencil skirt. Lo and behold, she was right.
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Scuba! I got this awesome thick scuba knit in the garment district when I was in New York a few weeks ago. I bought it in two colors, and my initial plan was to make a colorblocked sheath dress out of it, but I knew that if I didn’t also make something with some body I would be wasting that scuba!
Continue reading Scuba Batwing Top
Last Saturday I found myself sort of rooting around in my fabric stash, with the stated goal of “cleaning” and sorting things out a bit, but the secret goal of finding something with which to whip up a quick dress to wear to a party.
Continue reading Drop-Waist denim dress
Dear readers, If you’ve ever wondered “where the hell does she wear all that crap?” then your pondering is at an end ! Read on to find out which of my makes have stood the test of time to become wardrobe staples.
Continue reading My most-worn makes of 2014
Yes, I did it again. I put a foolish amount of work into an outrageously formal dress that I may only ever wear once. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE
Continue reading Aspen Gala Dress 2.0
so I FINALLY got on the Archer train. It took me a while, but I got there. Now that I’ve made one, I have no idea why I waited so long!
Continue reading Chambray Archer (with bonus Liberty!)