Monday, August 15, 2011

Sewing & summer weddings

A picture of my latest 'creation' - the product of a 60s dress top pattern (modified to be one-shoulder) and a skirt pattern that fit well. Not the most perfect fit ever, but the color and shape worked well enough for the wedding we were at last weekend in York, Maine! I don't think this is the last time I'll use this idea, but I'll choose a more forgiving fabric next time. Cotton sateen is beautiful, but I think more suited for slightly less-structured garments (like a shirtdress). I think this pattern would look perfect in a navy wool for a fall wedding - the drape would be better and a little sheen would still be perfect.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Friday!

Not the pool I'm going to, but one of my favs. By Melanie Turner, I believe.

I'm so happy the weekend is almost here! I am working from home today, sitting in a comfy chair and drinking the best iced coffee possible. (Smitten Kitchen, Starbucks coffee, and my french press are to thank!) Sewing is planned for tomorrow, then Sunday we'll head out to my in-laws' pool for some r&r.

Monday, June 13, 2011

What I want to be wearing...

Cynthia Rowley lookbook (sorry...don't know the season)

It's been cool and rainy here the last few days - yes, this weekend's weather was depressingly cold & rainy (but a lot of fun!). Our high today is lower than the average low for this time of year. I'm yearning for warm weather again!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


{cynthia rowley's backyard, elle decor, article here}

I know it's been awhile (umm...yeah...a year). Thankfully tomorrow is Friday, because I can't stop daydreaming about the weekend. I've got fun plans that involve a bridal shower & bach party, sewing, and hopefully some baking, but a little part of me wishes I could just lounge around in the backyard above.