Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Golden State

I grew up in California in a farmhouse built in the late 1800's, about an hour north east of Sacramento. My mother fell in love with this house in the 70's, when she used to do the paper route for the Sacramento Bee and drove by it every morning. One day, she drove by and the top story of the house had burned. The house was old, overgrown, and under-loved. But beneath the weeds and the peeling paint and the ash, she saw it's beauty. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Handmade Cynthia Rowley 1607 Dress in Vintage Dotted Swiss

The fiance and I are headed back to California in a couple short weeks and I am SO. HAPPY. One of my life long best friends is getting married and I'm counting down the days until Dan and I will be surrounded by friends and family and the joy of a union of two wonderful people. While we're home, we're also having engagement photos taken by Marie of Permanent Glimpse Photography. I already knew I was going to wear the rayon dress I made in this post, but the other outfits I put together just weren't quite right. When I discovered some vintage dotted swiss in my fabric stash, I was pretty excited to combine it with Simplicity 1607, by Cynthia Rowley. And by time I'd finished it, I knew it would be perfect for our little love-bird photo session.