Friday, August 28, 2009

Another Sheet-to-Dress

I had a friend who got married early this month, so of course I needed to make a dress for the occasion. And of course I left it off until the last minute. The day before we left, I grabbed these pretty floral sheets that had been sitting on my shelf for weeks, and set to work. I used the same basic pattern for this as the pink dress a few posts below, and it's very, very quick to make. I finished this in just over two hours.

I made both the bodice and the skirt a little shorter on this one, and I paired it with a red corduroy bow belt to break it up a bit. It's cotton, so it's nice to wear in the summer weather, the skirt is a huge circle so it's perfect for dancing in, and the style is very versatile. Just like my pink dress, it's super easy to dress up or down. The only problem with it, as I discovered during the wedding service & ceremony, was that the straps turned out a tad too long. So in the car, on the drive to the reception, I did a clever bit of hand stitching. The problem was fixed & it held up perfectly!

dress for wedding by you.

IMG_0081 by you.

IMG_0079 by you.
I took these today, and it's in the forties and raining, so don't say I don't love you!! Haha.

Also pictured in these photos is the necklace I bought from my friend Todd at Daze Of The Week. It's so amazing! Check out the rave review of his shop I left below. :)

"Princess Ann" necklace from Todd by you.

I had a fabulous time at the wedding--it was lovely and the reception was a blast. We danced! A lot! <3

Smiley. :) by you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Featured Artist: DazeOfTheWeek

Hey guys! I know, it's been a while. I have things to post, really I do! I'm also getting my new camera in the mail tomorrow, so expect some stuff soon.

In the meantime, I have a super special treat for you. I'd like to introduce you to my friend Todd's shop, DazeOfTheWeek. Todd makes the most amazing jewelry I've ever seen, with his own unique aesthetic. I sent him beads from a broken necklace from my grandmother, and he made me a custom, layered, pearly, elegant necklace that gets me more compliments than almost anything I own. (Photos to come!) All of his work makes my jaw drop to the floor, because he can make such clever, awe-inspiring pieces completely unlike any jewelry ever seen before.


So. Check out his shop, feast your eyes on the jewelry, & as always, you can find out more on the TBGuild here, and find all our shops at our Etsy profile.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pink Burnout Tee

Burnout shirts are a new trend, I am seeing. I made this tee quite a while ago, but never got a chance to photograph it until recently. It's pink burnout fabric (in a pretty floral print!) with ruched sides and an antique brass button. Simple and sweet, and the light pink is kind of innocently romantic, I think.

Sorry for the quality of the photos. I think I'm going to buy a new camera this fall. Recommendations, anyone?

SALE // Silver Dancing Skirt // Small

SALE // Silver Dancing Skirt // Small

SALE // Silver Dancing Skirt // Small

Off to buy shoes now. Excuse me. <3