Tuesday, August 27, 2013

First

I wore this for my the first day of school. This is the year I get organized. I even have highlighters. Half of my sewing room is clean and organized.
I got this dress for $6 bucks at the She Sale. It's a local ladies consignment event. My friend wanted to go. I assumed it would be on a boat because I was a great opportunity for a sale/sail pun but it was in a giant space which was probably better.
Dress- She Sale, Shoes- Sam Edelman, Sweater- New York and Company, Bracelet- Ann Taylor
The top half has a really interesting neckline.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Tropical

I wore this to go to lunch and have dinner.
The really cool thing about this vintage dress is it's actually a swimsuit.
Dress- Vintage, Necklace, Ralph Lauren,Bag- Kate Spade, Shoes- Sam Edelman

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Bombshell

I made a bathing suit! I used the Bombshell pattern from Closet Case Files.
I didn't read the real instructions I just used the sew-a-long.It was so well written.
I did run into a problem. When I sew in the top elastic the whole thing started ruffling. I couldn't figure out what was wrong so I turned that into a pleat.
I think I might like this better than my normal bikini ( and I love those). This swimsuit feels much more glamorous!


I think it looks good. This is only my second knit garment!
I think the back looks fantastic. I want another one in emerald next summer and my mom wants one two. Hopefully I can figure out what I did so I can have a perfect swimsuit.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Leopard Suit

I finished my suit! I actually finished it about two weeks ago but I was waiting for the right occasion to debut it. I didn't have one so I was premiered at trivia night.
I think the pants are fabulous.

The side view isn't the most flattering but I think that may be one of my best zippers.
I think the pants could be a smidge less tight in the hips but I'm really happy with them.
I think the jacket looks nice too. This was my first lined jacket and my first pants that weren't pajamas. I feel like I can sew anything now. I think it's amazing how underlining can make a sheer fabric suitable.
I used McCall's 6172 for the jacket and Butterick 5614 for the pants.

Those are the insides. The lining is a Marc Jacobs polyester and the underlining is an Italian cotton that I have more of. They both have a little pink hemband. It wasn't supposed to be there on the jacket but I cut the sleeve lining too short I think it ties everything together though.