Thursday, April 19, 2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Bomber jackets have been on my mind since I have delved into the world of outerwear. Last year I took a trip to Los Angeles and purchased several cuts of beautiful designer fabrics. It isn't until now that I have felt comfortable cutting into them. This beautiful sateen fabric is one of my purchases from that trip, it has a very slight amount of stretch, subtle sheen, and a beautiful print that reminds me of a colorful birch tree.
I purchased this fabric intending to make a skinny pant from it, if they had more than the yard I purchased I would have loved to make a skinny suit. But since I have been curious about making fashion forward bombers I decided to switch plans. I love how it came out! I added navy ribbing and a sport zipper to complete the look. I gave the jacket some edge in the sleeves by doing a gathered shoulder and dramatic cuffs at the hem.
I was considering selling this one but decided it has a permanent place in my personal closet ;). I am wearing it with Topshop Joni Jeans and maroon ankle boots from Zara.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
These cuts have been in my sewing room for a year and it wasn't until about a week ago that I had some spare moments to pull them out for cutting. For this piece I knew what I wanted and made a makeshift pattern with tissue paper to not waste any of the fabrics. Since they are from last year's stock I probably wouldn't luck out in finding them again.
This is the design I came up with and I have been living in it ever since. They look great with my fuzzy earmuffs and I feel fashion forward yet retro, cozy, and extremely comfortable. I can wear them with sneakers or boots and have been combining it most with black jeans or my thermal catsuits. For these pictures I pulled out a pleather skirt I made years ago and mauve colored tights.
Since I have enough fabric leftover to make one more of these I will be adding it and some like pieces to the shop soon :).
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Sewing outerwear has always intimidated me. Despite having a lot of design ideas, I felt that outerwear would be much more difficult to execute and have avoided it entirely until now. I've passed up lots of beautiful outerwear fabrics in my years of designing for this reason, regretfully so.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
I've been inspired by loungewear as outer wear and casual cool looks. Recently I've made more efforts to move away from my comfort zone of form fitted clothing and incorporate some oversized pieces into my wardrobe.
When I found this beautiful lightweight striped cotton I loved it instantly and felt inspired to do a pajama-esque look with a high fashion edge. I came up with this outfit which will be for sale at a holiday pop up shop on November 25th. I will post details in my next post!
The top looks great with or without the waist tie but since the oversized look is already out of my element I had to at least give the waist a good cinch, I finished the look with my baby blue Zara t-strap stilettos.