Monday, September 10, 2012

Fabric Options

These are our current fabric choices for the Charlotte Dress and the Parkland Skirt (coming soon). 
More fabric will be up soon.
Aren't you just in love with the Dear Stella line?  I almost didn't want to share!

Calypso floral 

DS Floral Blue

DS Circle Dot Orange

Calypso Stripe Red

Calypso Brown Dot

Dear Stella Basketweave

Dear Stella Gridlock

Dear Stella Splatter Paint

DS Blue Circles

DS Floral Orange

Echo Little Florine

Echo Ranka

Echo Rutta

Michael Miller Garden Pindot

Verona Dots

Friday, September 7, 2012

Lemonade... all over the floor

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  Right?
Leave it to me to pour that lemonade all over the floor (or shall I blame my children?)!

In just one week time I've had a lot of different stuff thrown my way, and instead of getting right back up after getting pushed down (no, I wasn't actually pushed, just metaphorically)... what did I do?  I bought some ice cream and had a nice, big bowl.  And another one the next day.

I didn't start working on my Project Run and Play outfit until Wednesday and haven't been able to touch it since I put this pic on facebook and instagram

If you follow my facebook feed, you'll know that everyone was all "what's wrong with that" "i love it" "i want one in my size" "can I have one in pink"

Love the love! It did motivate me to not scrap it completely but instead to turn it into what it was truly destined to be - a skirt.  It was way too heavy for a top since I was too cheap to buy some lightweight fabric.

Oh, and by motivate, I mean... hopefully after I finish working on a thousand other things I will get back to this one.

Now excuse me while I clean up the lemonade from my floor :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Charlotte Dress

Update: Here is the link to purchase the Charlotte Dress. Please contact me if I have not listed it in a fabric or size that you would like.

 I am in love with this dress.  Everything about it.  The ruffles, the pleats, the waist line, the invisible zipper.  And Miss W loves it too!  I love that she loves it!

Sadly, it took me quite a while to design this dress, so this fabric is no longer available.  I will post pictures of available fabric soon for this dress.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sewing Ideas at 4 am

I love when sewing ideas come to me.

I do not love when they come to me at 4 am after Mr. J has awoken us all from our slumber.  He clearly gets his sleeping habits from me.  Not the hubs or Miss W... they could sleep through almost anything.

But here I am, 4 am... why not be productive.

I've made a "decision" of sorts...
Season 5 of Project Run and Play is about to commence, and I'm going to attempt to participate in the Flickr sew along group.  Perhaps with the exception of the week for boy's clothing.  That's a bit intimidating to me.

So far I'm thinking for week 1, Pattern Remix (Katy from No Big Dill's Very Biased Skirt Tutorial), I want to make a top for Miss W based on the skirt.  It might be too reminiscent of tops most of my friends and I own, but that's why I'm not a contestant... I can be a little predictable like that, right?

For week 2, Fashion Icon Challenge, I am 95% sure that Jacqueline Kennedy (pre Onasis days) is going to be my inspiration.  I love the v-neck of two of these looks, with the almost cap sleeve of the bottom left dress (from a visit to India!).  Then there is something so lovely about the cinched waist and full skirt of the floral dress.  Decisions, decisions!

That's as far as I've gotten in my middle of the night inspiration for Project Run and Play.  Hopefully the rest of the ideas come during normal waking hours.  I would really appreciate that.

Now, how early is too early for a Diet Dr Pepper... we all know that's going to be part of my day!