Monday, December 5, 2011

Leopard Pencil Skirt

Make #10

Lately, I have been completely crazy over pencil skirts! I just love the classy, sexy, and ultra feminine look they create. I am really liking leopard prints also. So, I figured why not combine my two likes at the moment for my latest make. I am pretty pleased with the result and since its a little chilly out I thought a turtleneck was an appropriate pairing.

P.S. Leopard prints are pretty hot right now especially when paired with bold solid colors. Don't you just love leopard and red? Such a classic combo! What are some of the colors you like to pair your leopard print pieces with? Do tell! ;)

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Green and Ivory Floral Cape (Unofficial Bday Edition)

Make #9

I have being dying to get a cape for this season.  There are so many cute varieties and its such a fashionable why to layer up for the cold.  I figured before I go out and buy one, why not try making one.  I'm pretty pleased with the outcome and will probably create more varieties of it. So stay tuned.  I just love how it turned out!

Just to change it up a bit. My new cape worked great with my rust colored bag and leopard platforms.

P.S. This is sort of a birthday edition since a couple of my birthday (earlier this month) presents are featured (i.e. Mustard Aldo pumps, Green Coach clutch, and Rust Rebecca Minkoff handbag). Thanks to my hubby and my sisters for hooking me up! ;0)
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Stripey Long Sleeve

Make #8

My first attempt at sewing something with long sleeves.  I'd say it went well, wouldn't you? The stripes definitely complicated the process but I am pretty happy with the results for a first go at it!

P.S. I tried it out with and without a belt and I think it works well either way.  Variety is must!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quick and Easy: Elastic Waist Skirt

Make #7

One of the casualties of our move to Cali was my fabric collection (Tear). But on the bright side I have found some really great fabric here.  I made this skirt with the first piece of fabric I got while in Cali (gift from my lil' sis during her visit here).  This skirt is a quick and easy make requiring only fabric, thread, and elastic for the waistband.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Teal, Navy, & White Maxi Dress

Make #6

I had a hard time figuring out what to make with this fabric and once I made it into a maxi dress, I had an even harder time figuring out how to wear it.  This was especially complicated by the fact that summer was essentially over.  So I tried a couple of things and was pretty pleased.  I will likely create a more summery look with this dress once summer rolls around again, so keep an eye out!

While trying to figure out ways to rock this dress, I decided to throw a dress shirt over it.  I also added a belt and decided that this dress looks great as a faux long skirt. What do you think?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

One Yard Reversible Shirt Dress

Make #5

So here's the story behind this dress...

This fabric was one of my finds during my first fabric trip/visit to the FIDM Scholarship Store.  Of course, there was only one yard left (so I bring you another "one yarder " out of necessity).  This fabric was so pretty I couldn't leave it.  After pondering a bit on how to best use it, I came up with the reversible shirt dress pictured below.

So, what do you think of my one yarder?

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buttercream and Navy Leaves Dress

Make #4

I love this dress!

I really wanted a dress that was pleated at the waist.  Pleated dresses can have such a soft and feminine look.

To make this dress I used the same pattern I used to make the floral boatneck shirt I posted earlier with some modifications of course (like cutting the fabric shorter to create a higher waistline).  I also used a different pattern to get the measurements right for the pleating in the skirt (this was kind of a feat but it ultimately worked out).  I put it all together and Voila!

Hope you like (love) it as much as I do!
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