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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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!
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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.
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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
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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!)
Looking at these photos I’m thinking maybe I should have named this post fall colors top….the blouse matches the leaves! The pattern is the brand spanking new Geometry Top by Katy & Laney.
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Here they are- the long awaited jeans!
I cranked these out last weekend in a sewing bender that started Saturday afternoon and kept on going until late Sunday night. They are the Wyome Boyfriend Jeans by Named. My love for Named is well documented (here, here, and here), but these pants really take it to the next level.
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