Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I'm Back!

Hey there!
If there is anyone there! I'm back after my long hiatus. School last semester was grueling. I entered my college's business plan competition, and the preparation for that sucked the life out of me. I didn't even have time to sew anything new for my presentation, so I didn't have anything to update on here either as a result. The competition was worth it, I ended up winning 1st place! I've never given a presentation, let alone written a business plan. The experience was invaluable, and learning that I'm more capable than I tend to admit was very much needed.

I hope everyone's holidays were swell. Mine were! My family had something going on practically every night of December, so with finals, the competition, my birthday, and family holiday obligations, I only feel like I'm just now catching my breath!
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In November I was looking for a fab dress to wear for Thanksgiving at my boyfriends house. I found this ADORABLE 1950's dress that has a sequined bodice and made of this lovely synthetic seersucker plaid material. Well, that puppy ended up needing a little more work than I anticipated so I wore a Stop Staring dress instead. Point being, I used some of that 50's dress for what I'm about to show you! If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen it.

I started out with the hem from a 1950's dress & floral yardage from the 1970's

 For my current project, I used scrap fabric from the pink plaid 1950's dress to create a ruffle and attached it to the bottom of the bodice to create a little peplum. I only wish I had enough to make the peplum longer, I don't really feel like it deserves to be called a peplum because it's more of a ruffle, really.

It just needs a zipper now!
 I knew I wanted to make bottoms that matched, but I couldn't decide if I wanted to make a sassy little skirt, or a pair of short-shorts. I decided that I needed to work on pattern drafting again, so I'm in the middle of creating a pair of high waisted short-shorts.
I decided that I wanted to try my hand at shorts, on top of that
I decided to try my hand at DRAFTING them myself
In other news, I'm working on a wedding dress! I'd show photos, but I haven't asked the bride for permission yet. We are using her soon-to-be Mother in-law's wedding dress and redesigning it to be a darling, and modern take on the classic 1950's strapless sweetheart dresses.

My best friend is engaged! We went to San Francisco last month to seek out bridal laces/get the heck out of dodge!

Nadine and I walking around Union Square

We had to stop and enjoy the view, I don't get out to the city very often!

Daiso Japan is my new favorite discovery!
 P.s. that facial cleanser is heaven sent at $1.50!

I can't wait to get the shorts done, and the wedding dress so I can show you all! I promise I'll be updating much more regularly this year. Is anyone working on something they are particularly excited over? I know Nicole over at ManicPop is working on her first dress pattern release, I'm super excited about it!!
Thanks for the read! xo






4 comments:

  1. Welcome back! I'm working on two things at the moment: my Weekend Wardrobe project, specifically fitting pants (ugh) and my own wedding dress! Good luck with the one you are making!

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    1. Thank you! It feels good :)
      I just checked out your post on pants, they look amazing!! I'm gonna stalk some more later ;) I've gotta say, kudo's to you for making your own wedding dress! I can't wait to see your posts!

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  2. Hello! i was wondering where you'd been. That top is looking pretty dang sweet! And making a wedding dress - wow, that is going to be an epic project!

    Daiso - so awesome! We have Daiso too, except everything is $2.80. I love getting their false lashes and the dried mango snack. I haven't seen that cleansing mask in yet - but they do have these really odd stickers to on purposely give you baggy eyes! Like you've not slept! so crazy

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    1. Bahaha I didn't see the baggy eye product! I kinda wish I did...But, if you see the foaming cleanser, definitely give it a go!
      But yes, the wedding dress has proven to be a big project, I fit the bride last night too and it was looking super awesome, I can't wait to post photos for you all to see!

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