Sunday, June 4, 2017

Eyelet McCall's MP205 Cover-Up



It's really starting to feel like summer here in eastern Ohio. I've been hanging onto McCall's MP205 for a while, and finally decided that the loose shape would make a perfect bathing suit cover up. 
I had two yards of this beautiful eyelet from the The Tin Thimble (available for purchase, here), but I didn't love the color. One box of 'tangerine' Rit dye and ta da! The perfect orange for summer. 


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Chambray Romper: McCall's M7577


Let's talk about McCall's M7577, shall we? This pattern is darling. And if you want to, you can add funky sleeves and lace insets and leg ruffles. I mean, it's a stockpile of cute-ness.

I ixnayed the sleeves, leg ruffles and lace insets and opted for a more...streamlined? look. I turned this awesome flowy, drapey, denim (that feels more like chambray) from The Tin Thimble inside out, and used the 'wrong' side (available in black here). I knew I wanted a little late 60's, early 70's feel, and I knew I wanted trim of some sort. I looked through The Thimble's selection of trim but stumbled upon this one from Teapots and Telephones on Etsy and had to have it. 


Monday, May 1, 2017

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dress - Vogue 9252 in Silk Noil

Slate Blue Bridesmaid Dress : Vogue 9252 by Palindrome Dry Goods

When one of my best friends from college asked me to be her matron of honor, I experienced a few emotions. First, I was so, so, so happy to be asked to fill such an honor! Second, I was weirded out by the fact that I am, in fact, married and therefore, a 'matron'. Thirdly, I was excited to start sewing something! 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Vintage Dotted Swiss McCall's 7145


I've been hanging onto this lilac dotted swiss probably for 9 years now. I dug McCall's 7145  out of my pattern collection (which I used for this dress) and decided to hack off the skirt to make a blouse.