Hi friends! I can't believe February is almost over, which means I'm about to turn another year older... But I'm UPBEAT! I mean, with each year I learn more tips with sewing and quilting and feel generally more badass because I don't care about the bullllllllllsh*t I once did. Ya dig? OK let's chat sewing.
This plaid number is the Inari Tee Dress pattern, by Named Clothing. I adore their patterns so much. I think this will be fun to wear in the summer as a "throw-it-on-and-go" type outfit.
The fabric is the Loominous line by Anna Marie Horner, in my favorite color- a pinky/purple hue that should just be named "perfection".
I had this on with my Birkenstocks (fave shoes on the planet)--but my toenails were not lacquered, so I was told by the 7 year old to cover them up. LOL As you can see, I'm teaching her well. bahaha
The smocking on the back is my favorite part, it cinches everything in so I don't look like I'm wearing a potato sack. The pockets are essential, and I leave off the U shaped neckline and do a simple scoop neck because I'm lazy.
I wear my silky slip under all my woven dresses because it makes me feel adult-ish.
It also prevents the fabric from sticking to tights and riding up. I have made slips with Gertie's sew along tutorial, but my absolute fave is this one on Amazon because I look almost like Greta Garbo due to it's gorgeous bust line and stretchy comfort. For only $20 it's a no brainer. Buy cream and black. (Click on photo.)
Here is another Inari I whipped out for Valentine's Day:
I think this is super wearable as both jammies and a summer t-shirt dress. Say Yes. I scored this fabric at Joann Fabrics last year sometime and I wish now I'd bought the entire bolt.
A brocade Inari was what the doctor ordered when I was feeling really schlumpy and gross, because it's fancy but so easy to sew. I put on my faux glasses for added flair and carried my stripe-y mug around all day for effect. One has to have props on hand you know.
I wish my CuddleDud top would have been a turtle neck, because that would've looked extra "New York".
My new Cinema dress is a little large- I'll go down a size next time but I still love it. Maybe I can take in the bodice without ruining the whole thing... Hmmm.... But anywho, those pink giraffes are LIFE ITSELF. Seriously.
Liesl's patterns area always so clever and clear to me. I learn something every time. Fabric is a Michael Miller print called Migration.
Seamwork is a modern Sewing magazine for making clothing you want to wear, for all sizes, and for all sewing levels. I adore it.
I can't remember if I shared my Simplicity 2444 dress, but here is the back. I adore this dress, but it does sew up about two sizes too small. Thank gawd I used a stretch fabric, because it fits like a glove. If it had been a non-stretch I wouldn't be able to breathe.