This dress was originally planned to be a Christmas dress for last year, but I ran out of time before Christmas. I cut it out in March, but then was not inspired to sew it together until recently. The pattern is Burdastyle 8-2015-116, which I have made several times before as both a top and a… Read More Another Fall Dress
This is yet another project made with fabric that I hand-dyed this summer. This is cotton jersey (from Dharma Trading) that I folded and tied up before dyeing with indigo. The pattern is quite similar another knit dress I made recently. I wasn’t lying about liking mock wraps. I wanted a fairly simple pattern to… Read More Shibori Knit Mock Wrap Dress
This was actually my Halloween costume from last year. I’m dressed as Claire Randall Fraser from Outlander, in an 18th century robe de anglaise. I wore it to a Halloween party that turned out to be a surprise wedding, and I had too much fun to get good pictures of the dress. So, this post… Read More Me as Claire Fraser from Outlander
I purchased the fabric for this dress awhile ago (maybe even like a year?), but didn’t get around to making it until now. I find that knit dresses, especially ones with long sleeves get worn a lot. I thought the gathering and inset on this dress gave it a bit of interest. Plus I always… Read More Fun Knit Dress for Fall
More and more, I am drawn to projects that take a long time and involve multiple steps. I think part of that is that you only need so many clothes and most of my wardrobe holes are filled now. I like being able to slow down and really enjoy the process. The creation of this… Read More Alabama Chanin Dress
So this fabric is everything that is wonderful in the world. First, it is silk which is pretty much the best fiber except for wool. Second, it is purple; I think it is well known that I love purple beyond reason. Third, it is plaid, which I love almost as much as I love purple.… Read More Fifties-style dress with PURPLE PLAID!!!
My favorite season is summer. Even when it is 90 and humid, I am still happy to be warm without having to think about wearing layers all the time. It shouldn’t be a surprise that I love making and wearing summer dresses. I could probably make an unlimited number of summer dresses, but I have… Read More Summer Dress for 2017
Yes, that is a purple wall behind my purple dress– I wasn’t kidding about loving purple! We even painted the wall ourselves. This post has some of my favorite stuff– my FAVORITE color and cozy stuff for winter. Both garments are simple ones that I have made before, but the fabric makes these special.… Read More PURPLE Winter Knits
This is a fun little dress from some fun fabric. The fabric is from Fabric Mart (of course) and is a lilac linen that has a plaid design. The plaid is created by having spaces in the weave, so I have to wear it with a slip. I actually have a slip that was made… Read More Lilac Linen Shirt Dress
All the pretty pictures were taken by Julie Haider. It’s taken a bit of time to get this final post done, as we are trying to get settled into our new house, but I am so excited to finally share the pictures of this dress. It was a long process (11 months according to my… Read More Sewing My Wedding Dress: Part 4, THE WEDDING!!