Posts Tagged ‘dresses’

Tea Length Ava Dress

It’s spring! And that seems to make me feel like making dresses.  Well, that and the wedding I’m attending at the end of April.  I’m hoping to make myself a dress to wear to it.  I found a pattern I’m super excited about to make for the wedding, but I wanted to do a test…

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27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

Hopefully a few of you remember the 2008 Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses.  It’s a movie about a woman who has been in 27 different weddings and thus has 27 different bridesmaid dresses. Well, I only have one bridesmaid dress – from my sister’s wedding. Well, two if I include the one I wore on…

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The Skater Dress

This dress is a variation on the Vintage Border Dress I made for Easter.  It’s the B style bodice from the pattern and a shorter skirt.  For this version of the dress, I used a great cotton lycra blend fabric for the main body of the dress and accented it with an inexpensive, but super…

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Melani Inspired Dress

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do…

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Border Prints – Ahead of the Curve

I was doing a little internet browsing on ModCloth, one of my favorite internet sites, when I suddenly realized how many skirts and dresses there were with border prints in their store.  I have to say that I was actually really surprised.  When I first decided to make my border print dress I had a…

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Truffle Dress

The 3rd project in the Colette Patterns Sewing Handbook is called the Truffle Dress. It’s a lovely little sleeveless dress with a simple scoop neck and a decorative ruffle panel on the skirt. In hopes of getting a finished project that was a little less stiff, I decided to get away from poplin (or quilting…

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Fashion Friday – Wedding Edition

This month’s Fashion Friday is brought to you by my sister’s wedding.  I was the Matron of Honor – wow that sounds old – for her wedding. Kayla picked out short blue strapless dresses in euro cornflower with a sweetheart neckline from Bill Levkoff.  The dresses looked great with Kayla’s.  My tan line was a…

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Shopping Spree

Every year my mom and I go shopping for my birthday.  This year was no different, even if we did have to do it about a month after my actual birthday.  – Working on Kayla’s wedding, and life in general seems to keep most of my weekends booked – but we finially both got a…

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It’s about time… (being able to buy things I love)

I’ve got a pretty quirky sense of style, and lately, I’ve been amazed at how many things I can find in stores that I absolutely love!  Now granted, there have always been places like Anthropoligie and ModCloth where I could find things I loved… but I usually couldn’t afford them. But lately, I keep finding…

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