On August 31, 2011 I turned over a new leaf I gave up buying Ready-to-Wear clothing for one year and vowed to make my clothes instead. Today I’m celebrating because I not only set out to do what I intended, but I completed an experience that brought me great pleasure and satisfaction. I must have needed a challenge! I was spending huge amounts of money on clothes and was constantly shopping. I bought way too many clothes that looked alike, and had entirely too many clothes that were barely worn. One day I snapped, gave up shopping, began sewing my [...]
Ginger Made: M6553
Oh, hey! I didn’t see you there… I was too busy strutting around in my NEW DRESS! I’m kind of in love with this dress, but I’m not really sure why. It departs from my usual style quite a bit– I never wear anything this loose since I’m pretty rectangular, but while it may not be flattering, exactly, I love the comfort and the unusual silhouette. It feels so trendy and fun! And while shaped hemlines will probably be out of style next season, I can just trim it even and hopefully get some more wear out of it. It’s [...]
Butterick 5353 – White peacock dress
Along with my love of all things yellow, I also adore anything printed with peacock feathers. Apparently a lot of other people feel the same way because every time I find one online and put it in a wish list awaiting a sale, it will immediately sell out. I found this one on Mood’s online store and, even though it is considered home dec fabric, snapped it up. It is a cotton canvas embroidered with gold thread and the feathers are partially yellow. It’s also one of Iman’s new home decor fabrics. Being a cotton canvas, this fabric has no [...]
Review : New Look 6130 | White & Coral.
I can’t even tell you how ready I am for Fall! My mind has been on nothing but wanting to sew “transitional” garments that I can wear now and later. Inspiration: Source: Jadore-Fashion via Erica on Pinterest It’s no secret that I’m in love with all things peplum. So I made another peplum top and I can promise you that this one will not be the last one. I still plan to make a couple with sleeves for the Fall/Winter. This one is New Look 6130. Love the neckline and my polish is Essie “Good as Gold”! The only alteration [...]