Chambray Zinn-amo

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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!

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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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Scuba Batwing Top

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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!

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Alva Collar

I whipped up this collar on Saturday in under an hour. And frankly, most of that time was spent looking for a matching button. It’s my second make from Named Clothing, the Alva Collar.

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I copped the idea to make it reversible from
jolies bobines, and I made it out of some scraps I had hanging around- some black kona cotton and a piece of red cotton 30s reproduction fabric that I’m pretty sure I’ve had since high school.

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My only complaint about it is that I don’t know how to keep it from sliding around on my neck and getting crooked or showing my shirt collar in the front.

Blair Batwing Shirt

I finished up this sweater last week and I’m in love with it. Took about 2 hours to whip it up from start to finish- super easy.

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I’m also in love with this fabric. I had no idea what i was going to make with it when i bought it, and I still have a ton left over so you’ll be seeing more of it soon. I’m thinking Charlotte skirt.
I was a little afraid I would get some kind of mariachi affect from the sleeves. So I intentionally positioned the stripes the other way, but in retrospect I think it would have looked fine either way. The shape of the sleeves is great- I love the way they taper at the cuff.

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Can’t wait to make more from Named!

New indie pattern company

I just found out about this new pattern company- I don’t think I’ve been this excited about something since I picked up my first ever indie pattern (the Jamie Christine mission maxi) and started sewing again for the first time in years.

I read about Named Clothing over on House of Pinheiro a couple of days ago and basically got heart palpitations and spent about 20 minutes at work covertly scouring their website on my phone.  It’s exactly the kind of style that I love-  simple modern lines, nothing too girly or frilly.

I’ve already bought the pattern for this Blair Batwing Shirt

but obviously I have plans to make basically everything else as well: