Monday, June 27, 2011

A Dress for Lucy

As you know, I've already declared this the year of the baby. Practically all of our friends have had babies this year. Lucy is the daughter of one of Dusty's best childhood friends. In fact, they still talk on the phone once a week. Anyhoo, Lucy is just one of the babies on my "Need to Sew a Cute Summer Dress For" list.  I've made a bunch of Oliver and S baby dresses for samples in the shop so I used the Oliver and S Swingset Pattern-- although I lengthen the tunic to make a dress. 

I was SO excited to use some of the new Erin McMorris fabric we got in the shop from her Summersault collection!

Back view- how cute are those buttons?!! Ahhhh!

Lucy trying her dress on at breakfast. Her mama promised to send me a picture of her wearing it- when it's not thrown over her pj's!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Home Sewn

I've been really inspired lately by all the gorgeous fabrics and patterns we've been getting in the shop recently. Of course I want to make one of everything! I often find though that when I makes clothes they always have that, home sewn look and I don't actually end up wearing them. I did actually wear my latest two pieces though- of course I didn't take photos or anything.. They're pretty simple pieces- perhaps that's the key to either avoiding or embracing that home sewn look? I actually made these awhile ago but haven't gotten around to photographing them, mainly because I haven't had anyone to take the pictures- but then this morning I was like, WHY DON'T I PUT THEM ON MY MINI DRESS FORM? Brilliant! Why haven't I thought of that before? Of course it's not even remotely the size or shape of a real human but it does the trick! What do you think? Pretty cute, right?

I used Pat Bravo's Boho Dress pattern- but because the instructions are part of a DVD that I didn't have- I kinda made up how it was sewn together... haha. Guess it helps that I made a sample for Spool a few months ago.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE shot cotton (the type of fabric I used)- it's super soft and subtly changes color depending on the light and angle. I also love the cotton embellishment I added around the neckline!

Flattering above-the-bust seam and pleat adds a little definition to this loose-fitting dress. I also love this dress paired with a thick woven belt and cute summer wedges.

Amy Butler's Barcelona A-line Skirt pattern. Definitely does not fit my dress form.. haha! I've been eyeing up this fabric for months!

Sweet little zipper was easy as pie, thanks to the hidden zipper trick I learned from my girls, Laura and Olga :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

PA, MD, and NYC Photo Update

I can hardly believe that we're almost midway through June already! Where is the time going? I feel like it better slow down or before I know it, fall will be here. Perhaps part of the reason is that I've been SO busy! I thought things would slow up after Art Star but then I realized there's just so much that I want to do! I have a bunch of friends that I haven't seen in forever- places I want to visit, restaurants I want to try, things I want to make.... Anyhoo, here's a little photo recap of the past two weekends- enjoy and happy Monday!

Baby sitting sweet little Leighton Annabelle in MD

Finally went and had a cheesesteak at Tony Lukes.. MMMMM!

new favorite drink!

Rittenhouse Farmer's Market




Went to NYC with Olga and Ricky- this is the only picture I took, LAME! I had my consult at NY Adorned (!!!!!) and we ate dinner in Little Italy. Also got to see my old friend Caiti- too bad I didn't snap some pictures of our FABULOUS brunch...

We also saw the McQueen exhibit at the Met. It was totally worth the two hour wait to get in. I think they did a fantastic job curating the exhibit. It was chilling and breathtaking.. I only wish it was quite so jam-packed with people!
photo courtesy of fashion whore

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Paper Mama Photo Competition!

Chelsey over at The Paper Mama is hosting another photo competition and guess what? One of the prizes is a custom camera strap made by yours truly! Chelsey put together a lovely little post and there are some killer prizes- you should definitely check it out and ENTER! :)

Photo,  © The Paper Mama
Chelsey included a couple of pics of the ruffled strap I made for her which includes a handy pocket for the lens cap!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Free with Purchase!


With every barely purchase of $50 or more you'll receive a free package of barely bunting! An adorable way to add some flair to your room, scrapbook project or even your cake!


There are a ton of new things in the shop- so please take a look around at all my new accessories, wearables and barely bags!


introducing my "for your closet" section



Friday, June 3, 2011

Yeah, Friday!


Just finished up one of the custom orders I got at Art Star. My girl Limar bought a barely bag in this print for her upcoming vacation and she wanted a matching clutch. Pretty cute right?

Gristle had a pretty good day too, although he does miss his days on the hog...


Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
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