Thursday, July 29, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
First up: Simplicity 2584. This is no old-lady tunic. Made of linen. I completely ignored the instructions on adding a zipper after making a muslin & finding that I had no problem pulling it over my head. I took this in a size or two at the waist so the fit is really flattering.
front view: yoke is topstitched
back view: you can see here that the sleeves are slightly bell-shaped. next time they'll either be straight or have the elastic that was called for. ;-)
Next (with many apologies about the picture quality): Simplicity 2406. I have been in desparate need of some cute dresses to just wear around in the summer, so a couple weeks ago I decided that this would be the first of (hopefully) many. The fabric is a cotton stretch sateen from joanns, so it has a nice body. No pictures of the back unfortunately, but I reduced the back slit to about 9"and made a covered button & loop from the fabric. I love the cut-out sleeves, which were surprisingly easy to construct. I've worn this out several times (ok, time to make another one already!), and it is cute & a little fashion-forward, is comfortable, and has garnered a few compliments from complete strangers.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
for work or a light chambray for the weekend-
but everything else. paired with a light cardi,
leather sandals, and a statement necklace-
a fun shape - maybe perfect in a linen?-
Lela Rose, Spring 2010 & Resort 2010
(pictures from here and here)