Monday, July 11, 2011

The dress must go on!

If you have ever read this blog before, chances are that you've noticed my penchant for "making it work."  As in, the final result is usually different than what was originally planned.  So in keeping with the designer that you know me to be, this outfit was no different!  It started off as a dress, until I realized that I made it way too short.  Like, 3 or 4 inches too short.  And on a size 3-6 months dress, that turns the dress into a top!  I thought I'd just add another layer (This is the great thing about mixing fabics--if I have to "rearrange," it looks like I meant to.), except that it made the pink ruffled over skirt look out of place.  So I present to you, the dress-turned-two-piece set.  

This is actually the back of the outfit.  I had to show you that yummy bow and those ruffles :)
And see the lacy ruffle at the bottom of the pantaloons?  Well, that's what makes them pantaloons instead of bloomers :)  The lace was the intended add-on ruffle to the dress, but when stitched to the hem of the pants, they are too long for bloomers.  And so we have pantaloons!

Today's happiness:  Surprises!  I made this for someone not expecting this.  Hope they like it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Photo, shoot!

And so it went that the second spring line was officially added to the annals of fashion history.  That's a fancy way of saying we just did our spring photo shoot!  For 2012.  Isn't fashion's sense of time zany?  Once again, I thank Priscilla Baierlein for sharing her super-photographic talent with us!  And, shoot, if I didn't remember that she'd want to take a quick snapshot of me at the end.  Darn that humidity!

I recently found a tutorial for this skirt from the author of the Elle Apparel blog.  It's the first thing I've ever sewn for myself!

The pictures turned out wunderbar!  Unfortunately, you'll have to wait til January to see them.  Until then, sisters, keep enjoying your summer!

Today's happiness:  Lunch breaks.  To my dismay, they are building a new road right behind my house.  But thank goodness for 12:00-12:30.  It gives me and my son time to go outside and play superheros without the angry grinding of all that CAT equipment in our my ears.  I think it probably adds to the ambiance for him :)