Monday, October 28, 2013

Currently attempting...

This pattern has been sitting in my sewing box for a few months now...I have made pants before, I have made jackets before.. But throw me into the world of menswear..and well..I'm doomed.  Cameron always hassles me for the fact that I sew for everyone else but that the only thing I have made him is a bow-tie (and it was hideous mind you).  So I decided to dive right in. Go big or go home right?  So here I am.. staring at a suit pattern.. oh boy.  Wish me luck. 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Fall is in full swing here in Nashville.  It is undoubtedly my favorite season in the south!  For many reasons, but especially because Fall fashion is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  This year I have made a few sweaters for the season. They are over-sized and comfy I think I wear them just about every day.  I found a few patterns that I love.  They are very easy to use but allow for a lot of personal modifications-which the inner designer in me LOVES!  And I'm kind of loving sewing knits this year.  You don't have to hassle with zippers (not complaining one bit about that!).  And once you discover that amazing stretch stitch on your sewing machine..its like winning the lottery-every single day.

I decided to use the same pattern I have been using for my sweaters to make a dress.  I have been a little obsessed with the "mullet" like dresses that everyone seems to love this year, but I didn't want to make one quite so drastic.  For the dress I kept the sleeve of the dress the same, but extended the bodice to hit just above my knees in the front.  Then rounded the edges to make it just a few inches longer in the back. It created a sort of "mini-mullet" type look.  Wow. Mini-mullet. I should never ever say that again.  Overall the dress is comfortable but unique and the medium knit that I used worked perfectly for that pattern.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

Its a perfect dress for walks through a tunnel. 

Sewing gives me wings! 

Fall also equals spray tan time......pale is in right??