Monday, August 31, 2009

What Do I Wear With It?

As any stylish lady knows, nothing beats the perfect fitting white top. So why not go for a twist on the classic pairing of jeans and a fun, punchy top, and combine that white shirt with a bright, graphic skirt instead? Check out how my sweet little sister (far right) paired a Hems & Hers pleated skirt with a white tank top. She knocked it out of the park with just a little spin on tradition.

Monday, August 24, 2009

You're Tops

I experimented this weekend for my company's party and adapted the infamous tie-neck dress into a top. I used one of the Amy Butler Daisy Chain fabrics, and although I didn't get great pictures of my outfit, I think you can get the main idea. If anyone is interested, I'll add these to the repertoire for $40. Just let me know!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tied Together With A Smile

I've had some Michael Miller White Garden Collage fabric sitting in my desk drawer for a few weeks now, winking at me every time I reach in to pull out a different fabric. Last night at 10:30 I realized that with Labor Day quickly approaching, I needed to make my garment, and soon. Soon turned out to be this morning. I cut out the dress before I went to bed, and before work this morning I stitched it together. I came sauntering in this morning with a new dress and a smile.

I'll update the photos at a later date. In the meantime, this self-shoot in the company bathroom will have to do.

Friday, August 7, 2009

"Fall" In Love

I've been spending my evenings perusing the Web for fall fashion inspiration (textures, styles, structure, prints, color...). Quick peeks at the J.Crew and Anthropologie catalogs quickly get my wheels turning, and I think I've found some wonderful transitional and year-round solutions. I want to hear from you, though, what will be your go-to piece when the temperatures dip, and it finally gets a little cooler?

Some of my favorite new fabrics (you've seen some of these before)...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Twist & Shout

I finished a twist on the ever-popular tie-neck dress last night. The tie is eliminated, which creates a closer fit at the back and neck. The straps are a contrast (pink seersucker, in this case) to the bodice fabric, and a band of the same contrast makes up the hem on the bottom. I'm happy to make this style in place of the tie-neck dress for the same price ($40).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Fabric Has Arrived!

What would you like to see made out of these pretty textile that are currently waiting on my sewing table for needle and thread?