Sunday, March 1, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 2015
This is the other dress I sewed from my other bit of dreamy fabric from some Mood LA. I wore it for a few graduations- this is the perfect Spring fabric. I used some leftover polka dot fabric to make a sash to go with it. I really love how this dress turned out. I have tons of extra fabric so I think I'll try to make a pair of Grainline shorts with it.
Photo location: Occidental College
Pattern: New Look A6020 B
Alterations: shortened a few inches
Outfit deets: flower hair pin- handmade, shoes- Payless, watch- Bulova, bracelet- Tiffany & Co
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
|the card I made my sister before the concert to let her know what her birthday present was|
Last May, my sister, friend and I saw Lady Gaga in concert. It seemed like the best time to learn how to sew cups and to sew with leather for the first time. Gaga's worth it ;) And luckily, it was far easier than I expected. I found this dress pattern from By Hand London and though it was quite an expensive pattern after international shipping, I had never seen anything else like it (*unfortunately, they are out of the printed pattern, but you can still buy it as a PDF download). It's certainly not an everyday style, but I would love to make it again, though a bit less flashy.
Being busty, I had to add a lot to the cups to make the dress decent. I made up my own alteration, which thankfully worked. But afterwards, I discovered that they actually had done a blog post on how to modify the cups based on your bra size. I used a purple metallic leather and a jersey floral print from Fabrics.com.
|Right before the concert- super made up!|
|please excuse the akward pose on this one- I was channeling my inner Gaga, I think.|
|I hand the stitched at the neckline as I was short on time and didn't have time to figure out how to feed leather on leather through my machine. I also hand sewed on the straps.|
|I was so worried about buying the fabrics online, but I think they worked great together.|
Pattern: By Hand London- Georgia
Alterations: I made thicker straps and had them meet in the middle back instead of going straight down the back. Modified the bust to have larger cups.
Outfit deets: earrings, bracelet- Forever 21 (old), shoes: Aldo (old)
Last year, I took my first (and so far, only) trip to Mood LA. It was dreamy- I had no idea that amazing fabric existed! Sewing with thick cotton blends with a tiny bit of stretch is the best. My first dress from high quality fabric:
Photo location: my aunt and uncle's house in Orange County
Pattern: New Look A6184 View A
Alterations: can't remember. oops.
Outfit deets: earrings- Anthropolgy, shoes: Audrey Brooke, watch: Bulova, bracelet: Tiffanys