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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Departures

Hello friends,

This skirt is a bit of a departure for me, since I don't usually wear things that cling to the hips and thighs but I just had to have this skirt!


If you can believe it, these photos were taken at an LA airport motel. It was the last day before we flew home and I really wanted to get pics of my skirt! They had beautiful gardens, for some reason.


Originally I planned to just make more more pants, but I was holding up the fabric to figure out the direction of the print and changed my mind. I'm so glad I did!


I used this pattern from Mad Mim. So easy!

I'm glad I've been hitting the gym in the last 7-8 months. I don't think I would have had the confidence to wear this!


I'm also really loving the body harness I'm wearing in these pics. I got it from H&M for about $5 and I've gotten so many compliments. It's got a kinda effortless-sexy vibe, don't you think?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

More fabric!

Oh hai fellow fabric lovers!

Ok, so right after I spent a small fortune on fabric in July, I saw this and could not pass it up!! (then I made a draft of a post about the fabric, which I then forgot all about. The post, not the fabric, I mean)


Another woven stretch sateen, another sheath dress!

The tile-like pattern reminds me of the blue mosque in Istanbul.



10/10 would visit again.

For this one I'm planning to use a Frankenpattern with a boat neck and little cap sleeves (totally Mindy-inspired) and my basic pegged skirt with back vent. I originally thought I'd have plain white on the shoulders (like a yoke) and hem, to keep the pattern from being too overwhelming and busy near my face. But I kept waffling about exactly how to do it and whether or not I thought it would actually look good or just look weird. Now I'm like eff that, I just want to get started.

Hey, look! I did a quick-and-dirty croquis. Guess I'm still procrastinating.



I feel like it's got a Dolce & Gabbana vibe that I'm really digging on.

I still have no idea when my sewing machine will be ready so I'm going to be using my viking even though the tension is all wonky, at least to make up the muslin. Hopefully I get my Bernina back soon!!!