Saturday, July 8, 2017

More Early Summer Makes! (May-July)

Lately I've been doing so much sewing, and very little writing. Hopefully I can make up for that a bit by sharing other projects I have been working on this late spring/early summer! 

The McCall Pattern Company had a contest for their M7542 shirt and I felt I couldn't resist trying it out! I made the top version in black actually second (of the two versions I made), but this has become a real staple of my wardrobe! I made it very plain and it has become very versatile!

I went for this version when I saw a gorgeous orchid sheer fabric at the store on sale and I knew I needed it! It's such a beautiful color! I was also very inspired by the dress Zooey Deschanel wears in the picture below. 

Don't we all want to dress like a vintage girly princess like Zooey? Well, at least I do!!!

This is not apparel related, but I got so sick of the eye sore of a couch in my front room that I just made up a slip cover for it. I just laid fabric around each part of the couch, safety pinned it, and sewed it together. Is it the most amazing sewing project ever? No. But it does make this room look a billion times better, which is all I care about!

Monika from @rocco.sienna on Instagram and a few of her friends held a "Sewing for the Summer" shirt dress challenge and I had to be apart of it. Long story short, I got this amazing red fabric from Mood during my very lucky trip to NYC. It was a dream to sew with and I love the color so much! I believe the pattern I used was M6696.

I asked for help picking buttons on Instagram and everyone voted for these ones!!! Aren't they just too fun?

Renata from Runningstyle along with a few of her friends had a 4th of July Proud / Flags of the World dress challenge and I also really wanted to be apart of it. I got the lovely Suzon blouse from Republique du Chiffon and then added a dirndl skirt to make it a dress! Man, all those buttons were a labor of love! Yikes! But I love the way they turned out and they were also chosen by people on Instagram! 

Next up I am sewing a dress for my lovely aunt. It's a good thing I love her so much, because I am a very selfish seamstress!!!

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