Friday, October 6, 2017

Chiffon & Lace













I'm not a huge fan of lace but every now and again I find a lace fabric that catches my eye.  I love navy blue and the subtle glitter of the clear sequins on this particular lace.  I purchased it with the intention of making a gown, but I opted for a cat suit with panels of chiffon!   Vintage gold belt and shoes :). 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Mesh











I'm partial to sleeves and high necks, I feel my best in crew and turtlenecks.  Summer fashion is a struggle for me for that reason as well as my preference for boots and fitted pants.  One solution I've found is to use mesh, I made this mesh bell sleeve turtleneck with a square weave cotton mesh I found just two yards of.  It's breathable and keeps me cool while still allowing me to indulge in long sleeves :).

Monday, June 26, 2017

Woven Stripes












I have been experimenting sewing with woven fabrics lately, I loved this striped suiting fabric and decided to make a two piece set.  I might actually like them worn separately from each other more, but decided to pair them together for this post.  I found a beautiful black separating zipper with golden teeth and pull which I thought made a great accent to the fabric.

These pants will probably be my summer go to with boxy cropped white tee's and tanks!  Now that summer is here I am trying to give my skin tight skinny jeans a break in exchange for more relaxed fits.


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Somewhere Between Blue and Red











Purple is one of my least favorite colors and if I do wear it, I tend to opt for a deeper shade like eggplant.  I purchased this pink hued lavender woven fabric in an attempt to push myself out of my comfort zone but as a result this outfit sat in my closet for a year!  Since we are nearing the end of spring I thought it was the perfect time to take it for a spin.  I wore it with a nude taffeta bralette I also made with a curved hem and holographic choker.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Varsity Match











I will be releasing some activewear soon in shop featuring vintage styled elastic bands like the ones seen here in this cropped sweater!  I was going for a sporty but retro look when I made this.  Although it was intended to be a one of a kind just for myself, I am adding it to the shop as soon as I find a swatch that is a color match.

The highwaist pants are also handmade, these are one of the first pants I made when I learned how to sew a zipper fly :).  I topped off the look with my perspex boots from http://ego.co.uk!




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Color-block and Taffeta











I found a couple yards of this medium weight ponte fabric recently, I loved the pattern and color scheme, I had to keep it for myself!  I have plenty of bodysuits in my closet but I felt I needed one more (it's my thing).  I added thumbholes and ruffles to the sleeves and dug through my scrap fabric bin to find a piece of ribbing for the turtleneck

I am not a huge fan of miniskirts and can't remember the last time I wore one but for some reason I thought this taupe taffeta mini I made for a photoshoot would be the perfect companion.  I am wearing pumps from Zara and a vintage cross body purse that has my beloved Naomi Smalls keychain on it!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Plaid Flanel
















I made this plaid zip up for a pop up shop last winter.  I love it because it is versatile and can be worn for fall, winter, and now spring.  I feel most comfortable in cropped tops and high waist bottoms but I love the drama of full length skirts/dresses so I decided to combined a cropped look with a floor sweeping hemline.

I am wearing Topshop black jeans and Narciso Rodriguez stiletto ankle booties.