White Lace Vanamo/Macaron


white lace dress - 7 of 7With 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.

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Poppy Print Vanamo Skirt


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.

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Kielo Wrap Dress

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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Striped Silk Skirt

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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