My Anthropology-inspired skirt turned out exactly the way I pictured it! 🏵 I had a really hard time cutting into this fabric because I couldn't decide if it should be a gathered front skirt or not. I reeeaaally debated on making Easy McCall's 8006 (no gathers in front, with elastic in back - you should check it out 😍), but I really didn't want to cut so many panels in this gorgeous fabric. I also didn't have enough of the fabric to make it the length I wanted. After thinking about it for WAY too long, I decided to make it gathered. I absolutely love it, and I'm so glad to finally be able to wear this fabric instead of stressing over it every day. Do you have a project you're thinking too hard about and overthinking is making it hard to start? I'm afraid I'm onto my next project like that.. 😑 It's so rewarding when it's all finished though, right?! . . #cleoskirt #cottonandsteel #magicforestfabric #sarahwattsfabric #sewingblogger #sewing
I'm headed back home on the train from visiting @thesaraproject_, after hanging out for the last 24 hours! It was so much fun, and so cool to meet in person. We honestly didn't sew at all, but hanging out with our kids and talking about our upcoming project and collabs was still the best! We did a live last night and it be up for a few more hours if you're interested in watching! 💕 . Did you get a chance to see the Reeta Dress I posted yesterday? The waist tie is actually macrame cord I found at a local craft thrift store and it worked perfectly! I felt a little bit like Ariel from The Little Mermaid when I put it on and tied the rope, but then walking on the beach in this dress, I was like YEP. 😂 It's a little warm to wear in 90 degree weather, but it's going to get with plenty in a few months! And yes, I tried VERY hard to match those pockets. 😓😫😅 . . Pattern by @namedclothing, and fabric from @indie_sew
Mondays aren't so bad when you have a new dress on the blog, and when you're headed south to meet @thesaraproject_!! 💃🎉 This dress turned out just the way I pictured it, and now I just feel like everyone needs a Reeta in their life -- *Especially* a Reeta with pockets. 💖 All of the details are on The Doing Things Blog. . . Fabric is (sold out 😢) retro stripe cotton linen, and pattern is the Reeta Midi Shirt Dress by @namedclothing, available at @indie_sew.
This was today's church #ootd. 💖 I probably haven't worn it in over 6 months, because i hate wearing heels (and it's a bit too dressy for casual flats). But I found some nude low block heels at Target, and they make wearing this dress so much less painful! 🙌 Anyone else not a fan of heels/pain? 😂 . I also find myself tugging at the top half of the dress because I was unsure of how to lower the bust when I made it, and just lengthened at the waist. I've figured out how to lower the bust, so I just need to get to it! It's going to happen in the next month or two, and my plan is on my Insta Stories of you want to see it. 😍 #charlestondress pattern by @heyjunehandmade.
This summer sunset is coming to the blog next week! 🌅😍 I discovered the Reeta Dress Pattern a few months ago and it made it's way right to the top of my sewing list because... seriously?! Why the heck not! SO glad to have this in my closet and on my body. 😎 . . Fabric is cotton linen retro stripe, and pattern is the Reeta Midi Shirt Dress by @namedclothing. Fabric is currently sold out, but pattern is available at @indie_sew. #reetamidishirtdress #reetadress
Throwing it back to almost one year ago when I made this gorgeous dress! 🌿🌸😍 It definitely ranks my most elegant handmade dress, although not the most realistic to wear in public with a toddler. But I've learned that even though I don't wear dresses very often, dresses are my ART. Maybe one day I'll get to wear them more often, but for now, they are my passion, my creative outlet, and they are what keep me dreaming. So I'm going to keep making dresses. Even though my closet is full of them, and I could probably stop, but I don't want to. And one day (very soon hopefully 🙊) I will get to share my sewing talents with others who can't seem to find dresses long enough either. ❤ . Please tell me I'm not alone. Anyone else who can't stop, won't stop? 😂🙌 . Pattern is the #highlandswrapdress by @indie_sew, and fabric is overstock fabric from @fabrixsf.