Alright guys, here it is – the finale of #MeMadeFall2017. Some of you may remember that the third and final installment in this super fun collaboration was VELVET. The perfect transition from fall to winter, and such a trendy fabric this year, this was the perfect way to wrap up our project. Although I planned to make more than one velvet piece for the collaboration, life got busier than I’d foreseen, and I had to narrow it down to just one piece – so of course, it had to be a showstopper. And with that, let me introduce the velvet Nettie.
If you’re longing for sunny days and bright colors, don’t worry – I’m here to brighten your day with Dana Willard’s Blush fabrics, her most recent collection through Art Gallery fabrics. I was super honored when Dana asked me to participate in the fabric tour for her Blush fabric line, but had a rough time choosing what to sew up! My first idea (as always) was a bright colored cotton for a fit and flare dress! Ultimately, though, I decided to go a different route. Come check out what I sewed up with this gorgeous fabric.
Happy October 22nd! If you have been following along with #MeMadeFall2017, you’ll remember that today marks the kick-off of our second wardrobe category of makes – CARDIGANS! The perfect, timeless autumn wardrobe staple. For my interpretation, I had envisioned something slim fitting, but with a touch of drama, extending down to about mid-calf. See how I made it happen, here!
I don’t consider myself a creative person. I have a hard time picturing things when they are described to me, and I find I do much better if I’m offered a visual representation of a design. However, I’ve recently started to recognize that there is, in fact, something a little more creative somewhere in my brain, and it is finally presenting itself in my handmade clothing. Over the past year and half, my sewing inspiration has come from ready to wear garments, the print on a fabric, the silhouette of a pattern, among so many other things. Most recently, the lightning bolt of creativity struck in the form of blue fringed suede.