Category Archives: prints

Fall Floral

My fall sewing list includes a floral blouse. A couple of weeks ago, during Peter’s MPB Day, I purchased an autumnal floral from Chic fabrics. It’s a cotton-lycra blend. The collar came from a blouse in Burdastyle 9/14. Unfortunately, the blouse, as drafted, has a peplum. I don’t have anything against peplums, per se, but […]

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Put a Bird on It

I did not mean to use this Portlandia episode as my personal sartorial and decorating mantra, but it happened anyway. As I was finishing up this coat, with birds on it, I realized that I just wallpapered my dining with, you guessed it, birds. So I figured I would photograph the coat in the dining […]

The Elizabeth Dress

This dress reminds me very much of something Elizabeth would make. She is a deft hand with the knit print. It is also the second dress in a row I’ve made with a 1940’s reference. I think my previous dress actually looks more 1940’s, but this one was made with a Vintage Vogue reprint pattern. […]

In Love

I take back all those disparaging comments I’ve made about prints, on my blog and elsewhere. This silk charmeuse print totally blew me away when I saw it. I immediately thought of a 70’s style shirtdress. It looks like a border print, but the print actually runs from selvedge to selvedge, so I cut the […]

Printed Jeans Velvet Top

This outfit fits my mood at the moment, although the very hot weather this week is not really cooperating with my desire to wear long trousers and velvet. Print jeans have been popping up everywhere lately, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. I’ve had this print denim for a while. After my epic […]

Breton-ish stripes

. The Breton stripe trend of last year kind of passed me by. Right after seeing the movie “Coco Avant Chanel”, I was all prepared to jump on the Breton stripe bandwagon, but it just never happened. Even though I like the look, when I realized how many stores in the mall were carrying these […]

Print for Trousers

One person expressed an interest in buying the print for the trousers in the previous post, so I put it up for sale on Spoonflower. Please keep in mind that I did not make this print with the intent to sell it, so it may be a bit cludgy. If I do this again, I […]

Print Jeans

. In my real life as a suburban mom, white linen trousers are an absolute must-have for spring. Last spring, though, I was completely stumped as to what sort of white linen trousers would be suitable with my wardrobe. Then a few weeks ago, along came the Dries Van Noten Spring 2011 collection, including the […]

Really Cool Sleeve

On my list of things that I must make for fall was a polka dot blouse. I was waiting until I could get to the city to buy fabric, but then while I was watching the kids at the pool and zoning out, I remembered that I had this polka dot print in my fabric […]