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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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