I’ll admit I’ve been binge watching Outlander, but this isn’t some kind of time travel post… This is actually my Halloween costume from back in October, but I haven’t got around to posting until now.
dress: me made; necklace: me made; belt: Anthropologie; shoes: thrifted
alright, I’ll admit it’s been a long blog break- but i’m back again with a bit of a backlog! Today I’m sharing this lovely Zinn-amo that got a lot of wear this summer and fall. Obviously these photos were taken a few months ago, and the dress has now been put away for the season. Excited to break it out again in the spring, though!
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.