Thursday, September 17, 2020

lemon zest.

 I had been planning to make this whole me-made outfit for a while and I finally did it during staycation.

Photos by my husband.





What I'm wearing:
T-Shirt: Tilly & the Buttons Tabitha pattern from "Make it Simple"
Fabric for both: 'Growing lemons' poly spandex from JoAnn
Bag: Madewell
Belt: thrifted
Sandals: vanEli from DSW
Earrings: vintage Swarovski from Diament Jewelry

This outfit is totally 'secret pajamas,' as they say; it's soooo comfortable. I feel like it's kind of a lot to wear both of these at once, but this is how I pictured wearing both of these when I made them, because when I first bought this fabric I was planning on making a dress. However, I thought I'd get more wear out of them as separates, so I can mix and match. This was my first t-shirt and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it fit! Not too tight anywhere and an easy pattern to follow.

Full disclosure: I put this belt right in the donate bag after we finished taking this photos because it kept popping off—guess there's a reason I found it secondhand!

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Monday, September 14, 2020

starry eyed.

 These photos are long overdue, but I made another Seamwork Georgia in this gorgeous cotton from Rifle Paper Co. last month!

Photos by my husband.









What I'm wearing:

Sandals: vanEli via DSW
Necklace: Katsucon vendor
Ring: Mata Traders
Mask: made by me

I'm so happy with how this dress turned out. This was the first one I did all French seams on and I absolutely love it. This fabric was really easy to work with, and I love the metallic ink in the stars. I've been making a matching mask for each dress I sew so I figured I'd show the matching one for this one. Pandemic safety, but make it fashion. 

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Monday, August 10, 2020

gridlines.

 Starting off the week with one of my favorite makes — this Georgia dress:





What I'm wearing:
Dress: Seamwork Georgia pattern in Ruby Star Society fabric from Finch Studio
Shoes: VanEli from DSW
Earrings: J. Crew Factory

This dress was a bit of a journey—it was my second Georgia, and I decided to forgo the shirttail hem but I thought the length ended up a bit too short. And when I first finished it, I realized the fabric was a little sheer and I'd need a slip, which is a PITA. But I randomly decided to add a lining to it (in a rather hacky way), by using my plain white cotton muslin material, cutting it to the pattern pieces, and affixing it to the seam allowances. And voila, I felt SO much better about this dress! I love that I don't have to worry about a slip now, and I think the length is fine (maybe not office friendly in the summer, but okay with tights when it's cooler). And I love this fabric - the copper threads are metallic! I'm thinking about making another Georgia in the black and white colorway

I wish I'd been able to get a better picture of these earrings, but they're so fun. Oh, and sorry about the wrinkles—even when working from home, I can't really motivate myself to take photos before I sit down to work for the day. 


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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

plant lady.

I've completed my second Fen dress! 







What I'm wearing:
Dress: made by me, Fen pattern
Shoes: vanEli via DSW
Earrings: Romy Studio
Necklace: vintage from Diament Jewelry

I finished my second Fen dress a couple weekends ago and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I made one modification and brought the neckline in an inch, although after doing that I'm not sure how I feel about it, haha! The bias binding on this one was a struggle, but it's a bit better than the binding on my last Fen. I absolutely love how the topstitching turned out, and the pockets. The fabric is Cloud 9 from Domesticity and is a mid weight cotton. 

Now to keep working through my sewing project list!

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Monday, July 27, 2020

georgia peach.

I haven't kept up with my posting schedule as much as I planned, but I've still been sewing a lot! I finished my first Seamwork Georgia the weekend before last, and I've already made another Georgia and got two more planned!

Photos by my husband.









I'm wearing:
Dress: made by me; Pattern is Seamwork Georgia
Shoes: Rifle Paper Co x Keds
Bracelet: Mata Traders
Necklace: Madewell, secondhand

The fabric I used for this dress is from Fancy Tiger Crafts, and I originally bought it to use for a wearable muslin for another dress, but decided to use it for my first Georgia, and I'm very glad I did. This was my first time doing set-in sleeves which was a bit difficult, but it gets easier each time. Oh! And my eyeshadows are all Colourpop, from the Miss Bliss palette

Stay safe & healthy!

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