Sunday, August 24, 2014

New School

Since fifth grade, I've always made a "First Day of School" outfit. Fifth grade was a pair of hot pink capri pants, sixth grade was a butterfly print tunic, eight grade was a fuchsia linen skirt, and so on. Naturally, Junior year of college is no different!

I bought this cut of fabric at Vogue Fabrics in Chicago last winter. My mom, my uncle, and the employee all thought the pattern looked like footprints and discouraged the purchase (mom and uncle, not the employee) but I knew it would look good! HA. The fabric is denim and velvet.

I used Vogue 1247 which was super quick and easy to sew, and required no fit adjustments. Sophie's sweet version inspired me to use this pattern.

The color of the denim is closest to the top picture, but this shows the pattern better.

This is neither the first nor the last time I will rave about skirts with pockets in them. Skirts with pockets are the best!

At this point, one of the other halls was playing Taylor Swift's new song very naturally I had to dance. Haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate...

New semester, new skirt! Welcome back y'all. I'm a Resident Assistant this year, so I can't wait to share some of the projects I've been working on with my community!

Monday, August 4, 2014

A Paisley Occasion

This was the dress I made to wear to my cousin's wedding at the beginning of the summer (Yay congratulations!). Although not typically a hateful person, the following is a list of things I hate:
  1. Paisley print
  2. Wide ruled notebooks
  3. Comic Sans font
  4. Misogyny
  5. Shoveling snow
This isn't really paisley? Right? Right? Okay fine. Despite a hatred for paisley, here I am wearing a paisley print dress that I actually really like! The gold foil is what really sold me.

 The bodice is Simplicity 1651, and the skirt is from Simplicity 2209. The top fabric is a lightweight, semi-sheer poly of some kind and the whole dress is lined in a turquoise/teal/jade colored satin.

For a little extra pizzazz I added this trim to the waist. I believe that it came from the Textile Discount Outlet in Chicago (if y'all haven't been, go--it's life changing).

Back to school next week!