Okay, does everyone remember my weekend project I started a few weeks ago? I wanted to turn this pretty dark navy fabric into some kind of loose-fit shirt dress. Well guys I tried, I really did, to follow a pattern but…as with my cooking, I hate following recipes. I just want to look at the ingredient list and throw it all together! So after a few hours of reading, cutting the pattern out, and reading some more, I was annoyed at how long it was taking and also still confused about a few things. So, I grabbed one of my dresses, pulled the sleeves inside out, and traced the sleeve line with fabric chalk. The rest was me just playing with the fabric and…somehow, the sleeves turned out pretty good, and so did the rest! It’s totally my style–loose fitting/figure hiding short dress. I know it’s not something everyone would wear, but I hope you like it. It’s the comfiest dress in the world.
^^ I tapered the front of the dress to be shorter than the back…can you tell? I thought it added a feminine touch to the design. ^^
You may have seen one of these images posted to my instagram, sorry for the low quality – they’re from my phone! Anyway, aside from my Shop that sells Hobags, a friend and I are opening up another type of shop in a few weeks…I’m sworn to secrecy for now, but a little hint….this skirt will be among the items for sale. Fun things to come! And I’m still working on that blue dress, I’ll post pics when I’m done. Have a good Monday (I know, UGHHH, but it’ll be the weekend before you know it!).
I found this yummy tan fabric at my local fabric store, and thought it would make a great skirt. I always need skirts. I don’t really do shorts much, so when the heat strikes in Cali (which is like allllll the time) I like to throw on dresses and skirts. Now, the big dilemma is narrowing it down to one design. I currently have several swimming in my head…. I threw them together with just pins, to get an idea of what they would look like. Do any of them speak to you? Which is your favorite?
Look #1: wrap around skirt, with sewing where the needles are.
Look #2: cinch midi, minus the hanging fabric behind me
Look #3: simple loose-fit, high-waist
This is my weekend project, so that’s what I’ll be up to these next few days. I’m going to try and enlist the help of my mother, the former seamstress, to help me get the pattern right. I’ll show you how it turns out next week…
Shirt+jeans+clutch = the best souvenirs
Sometimes it’s cool to have photographers as friends. Then you can do random photo shoots with them and they can use their amazing camera skills to make you look awesome. Seriously, I cannot get enough of the lighting in these pictures – they’re flawless! It didn’t hurt that it was overcast for most of the day either.
We explored Crystal Coves State Park beach in Laguna, Ca. Every time I think about living somewhere other than California, I always think “sure I could do it” And then I visit the beach and I’m like “We’re never leaving!!”
I did a whole lot of stretching…. haha. But really, some days when I realize I haven’t worked out in a while, I just stretch, and count that as my workout (why shouldn’t it count?? It feels sooooo good). This was one of those days apparently!
^^ What? Don’t you do this pose on top of rocks too? Totally natural. ^^