Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dress Form

So I got a dress form [finally] for Christmas this year! And I'm finally posting some pictures of the first shirt that I made using the form. It was SO MUCH easier to piece my designs together on the form rather than using myself as a form. I usually would try the shirt on 15 times in order to make it just right, but having the form has made everything easier! Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sales Time!


I am starting a spring poncho collection for the spring! Keep updated and I'll be posting to Etsy within the next few weeks. Here is my fabric preview.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Missoni Pre-Fall 2012

Oh Missoni. Their collections are needless to say, always memorable. The pre-fall collection of 2012 is no different! This year waist slimming belts have been added to keep the styles cinched and completed. The belts also bring a little bit of class to the ever-youthful collection. The cape (#4) is my absolute favorite!! I am so glad to see the bright colors of 2011 continuing on into 2012. The backdrop is absolutely stunning as well. Enjoy the feast for your eyes!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Ankle Boots Transformed

So I had these very inexpensive booties that I've had for a few years and never really wore because the boot hit my calf at an awkward spot! They weren't tall enough to be mid-calf or short enough to be considered an ankle boot. Click here and here for inspiration on the look I'm going for with these! Also here. I've been dying for a pair of unique boots that I can wear with shorts or dresses or skirts, pretty much anything really!

The process was simple. These were not leather boots so I just used a pair of scissors to cut them to the proper height. Then I sewed this awesome mixed-fabric twine from Anthropologie to the top of the boot, rolling it over slightly so that that cut edge is hidden. Then using a glue gun and thread I applied the twine down the back mid section of the boot. I'll snap a picture of me wearing them tomorrow!

DIY Inspiration

There is some major DIY inspiration in here! And it only makes me want summer to come more quickly!

For more click here! Thanks A Pair & a Spare as always for great project ideas!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DIY- Satin Mini Skirt to Envelope Clutch

So I had this lovely (not) satin mustard mini skirt that I bought for a Halloween costume several years ago. I've held onto figuring that I'd use the fabric for something useful in the future. And lo and behold! That moment has arrived. This was a very simple project that I finished in a few hours and anyone can do it who has any level of sewing skills!

Celine- Spring 2012 Envelope Clutch

 Anthropologie Fall 2011

And here is my process and result:

All in all I love the result! I will get a picture of me carrying it soon!