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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …