A skater dress felt like a good way to showcase these fabrics from Hamburger Liebe.
Again, I couldn't help but make two of the same pattern! This time the pattern is the Bronx dress from SBCC, with some fit alterations (armhole redo, back width increase, sleeve redraft). As I'm sure I've mentioned on this blog before, I just love the fit and flare shape. What I especially love about this dress,… Continue reading Two fit + flare dresses
I was definitely not kidding when I said I tend to sew up a pattern twice! Since I made this two dresses just days apart, I thought I would post them together :)The pattern is McCall's M6891. It's a good, classic shirtdress style with a convertible collar and pockets. I love the full skirt, waistline… Continue reading Two summer shirtdresses: M6891
I have a thing, apparently. If I like a pattern, I make it at least twice, in quick succession. There are many examples, but this is the most recent instance; the Bronx cowl dress (see first version, here). Clearly, I love this pattern. More specifically, I love this silhouette and look for me. A fit… Continue reading Textured check Bronx dress
After seeing SBCC's new cowl-neck addition to the Bronx dress pattern, I couldn't resist. I loved the look of a classic skater dress with a bit dressier neckline and elbow length sleeves. If I were teaching, this style would be perfect every day....But instead of teaching a lecture, this past Monday was my first day… Continue reading Bronx dress for the first day of school
Yes, the day after I made the first Lola, I went ahead and made a second. I had some "spare" fabric lying around and couldn't resist!The first version was a bit big at the waistline and middle back, so I altered the pattern to take in all of the princess seams above and below the… Continue reading Another Lola (this one is even better!)
So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester, I'm slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects. First up; my Halloween costume! Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven't been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids. Until this year :)In case you're… Continue reading Ms. Frizzle dress!
Yep, it's been a while! After returning from Alaska (and purchasing even more land!), school started for the boys, then it started for me (for the classes I take) and a month later school started again (for the classes I teach). Somewhere in there, we did a major remodel in our house and then painted… Continue reading A dress to match a necklace
This is not my most flattering garment; instead, it is all about the fabric. I selected this linen (Nani Iro Nuance) ages ago and loved the painterly print--it looks hand made. The best way to showcase the large and rather subtle print was with a garment with as few seams as possible. And since the… Continue reading Japanese mini-muumuu
This past week marked the beginning of my last year as a thirty-something. Eek! There were several celebratory events (dinners here, here, and here--clearly I enjoy eating!), and for the latter two, I wore this lovely silk dress.The pattern is from Named, the Leini Dress. I chose it for the simple design (to blend in better… Continue reading Leini, the birthday dress