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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stroke of Midnight Velvet Gown

This gown has been available in the shop for awhile but I took it for a spin myself recently ;).  When I was designing it I wanted it to have a 1940's, old Hollywood glamour feel.  I will be adding a similar velvet dress to the shop soon in three colors, this new dress will be a more modern take on the Stroke of Midnight gown.

The original design is definitely made for those who love drama in their dresses,  It has long cape sleeves, several ruched areas, and a mermaid silhouette.  It also helps give an hourglass shape with its fitted waist and flare at the knee.  This velvet has quite a bit of give making moving a breeze so although it is more along the lines of formalwear it is very comfortable.

You can see additional photos and information about the dress at it's direct link here.