Category Archives: mixing fabrics

The Big Reveal

After all of this buildup (10 blog posts detailing my progress!), I hope you’re not disappointed. I’m not. I love it! Embroidery! Beads! Color! Dye! Quilting! What’s not to love? So, for those of you who are just joining us, this project is based heavily on a current-season Isabel Marant jacket, the Weez embellished tie-dye […]

Retrofuture Air Hostess

Orange juice or Champagne, sir? This top is a blatent knockoff of a top in January Vogue. The Vogue top, oddly enough, is from H&M. After I completed this project, I realized that I probably could have headed to the H&M in the local mall to see if it was there and save the trouble […]


Dressing in layers is my favorite thing about the weather getting colder. For a while, I was trying to do layers in summer, but it just gets too hot where I live for summer layers to work. So here I am, in winter, dressing in layers. My first layer project is little red-and-white striped knit […]

A Few Random Projects

Here are some pics of a few little projects that I’ve completed lately. None are impressive enough for a standalone blog post, but I like to document all of my projects so I can remember what I did. . . . .

Summer Staples

. White linen trousers are about as summery as it gets. For these, I used a heavy weight off-white linen which holds just the right amount of wrinkles. The pattern came from Burdastyle 11/09, with modifications. I’ve made this pattern a couple of times, and I always like the result. I wanted belt carriers, but […]

Layered Silk Dress and Fashion Advice

. This dress idea started out with a photo that I saw online and have no idea where it was or who was pictured. But I do remember that she was wearing a dress with an opaque inner layer and a sheer outer layer, they were not connected at the neckline, and I had to […]

Saffron and Red

. I finished this skirt over a week ago, but am only now getting to my post about it. I have an idea in my mind of exactly what I want the photo to look like, but can’t seem to motivate to actually get it set up and photographed. I’m still hoping to take my […]

Princess T

Here’s a shirt that I made for one of my favorite little girls (other than my own), who is having a birthday party next week. It was a ton of fun. I got to use lots of tools from my kit, including applique, reverse applique, beading, embroidery and drawing. I actually drew the outline freehand, […]

The Final Homemade Christmas Present

At least, I think this is it for homemade gifts. It is a long-sleeved t-shirt for DH. It has polar bears reverse-appliqued on the front. I made it with some purple knit from He likes purple. And polar bears. Here’s a detail shot of the reverse applique. My technique is to draw the motif […]

Uniqua as Flowergirl

. DD is obsessed with the childrens television show Backyardigans. I must admit, I kind of like it too. For those of you who are not familiar with it, there is a character Uniqua who often dresses as different superheroes. These superheres only last one episode. Since the superheroes are so ephemeral, corporate america has […]