I've had this red (lace?) fabric for a while. Because I'm a fabric hoarder, but you already knew that, right? I have unused yards of fabric and fabric scraps in every. corner. of. my. sewing. room. And sometimes it takes a few years before I know exactly what I wanna do with it. Well I settled on doing a type of circle skirt with this red (seriously, is it lace?) fabric, but it's COMPLETELY see through as you can see in the pics above, soooo... I figured I could do one of two things. I could either line it (boooo, HISSSSSS!!) OR I could buy a cute Springtime red petticoat like this one to wear underneath it. Clearly, I chose option number 2. And fingers crossed that it turns out the way I see it in my head! Stay tuned for pics once it's completed and check out the sketch of my skirt rendering below...
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Happy Valentine's Day everybody! Even though I'm not one to get all over excited about this holiday, (it's just never really been my thing *shrugs*) but hey, if you like it then I love it (for you ♥♥♥), but that's neither here nor there, I'm here to tell you about the dress I just finished! If you sew, then you know how it feels to see something cute and then be all like, "but I can make that.." well that's how this dress came to be after seeing THIS DRESS. I used THIS SHIRT PATTERN (I added the length, and some POCKETS!!!) and THE COLLAR from THIS PATTERN to craft this dress. I put an invisible zipper in back. I've had this fabric for a while and always thought I would do a pencil skirt with it, or a cute pair of trouser shorts but I think I'll get more wear out of this little dress. Most likely with a pair of Chucks because that's how I really roll... scroll down for a few more pics of my DIY dress taken on a gorgeous day in New Orleans French Quarter (Pirate's Alley):
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February 7, 2014
February 1, 2014
Hey y'all! I finally finished my skirt redo, and I'm super happy with the results! HERE is the skirt before I cut it. It was a pleated pencil skirt that I made a few years ago to wear to a wedding. And what I wanted to turn it into was a pleated mini skater skirt, which was the start of my dilemma. How would I get the "skater skirt" flare that I wanted from my pleated pencil skirt? Yes, it had pleats, which gave it a little bit of swing, but I soon learned that that wouldn't be enough. How did I know this? because I cut the top of my skirt off, tried it on and it still fit like a fitted pencil skirt, only shorter :( So I remedied this by adding a type of gusset to the side seams at the hem. Now if you don't know what a gusset is, well neither did I before a few months ago when I was working in the Wardrobe Department at my previous job and I had to figure out how to do one real fast. It's pretty funny how fast you can learn to do something when you HAVE to, lol. Long story short, the gusset worked out beautifully and gave me a result that I'm quite pleased with! More photos of my pencil skirt remix (taken in New Orleans City Park) below:
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January 29, 2014
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January 22, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) wore Stella McCartney to the 2014 Producers Guild Awards and I decided to do a sketch of her this morning because, why not? I think I want to do Lupita wearing that blue Gucci number from the SAG Awards next...
January 19, 2014
It was such a pretty day in New Orleans yesterday (gorgeous!) earlier in the day we said goodbye to my husband's grandfather who lived a long and storied life (90 years!), then later that evening we just went and explored City Park a bit near the fishing pier for some quiet reflection...
|Vegan Leather Jacket (old) | Express Black Long Sleeved Tee (old) | F21 Black Pants | Yellow Target Belt | Target Pink Scarf | Pink Nike Free Run Sneaks|
|City Park Fishing Pier, New Orleans|
|Sandra Bullock wearing Lanvin at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards|