#2017MakeNine + Top 5 Reflections/Goals

Happy New Year Everyone!  I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the winter break with the kiddos and the long weekend with my husband. The weather has been beautiful so we spent quite a few days beachside-perfect way to start out the year! Here’s my last TOP 5: My Reflections + Goals plus my #2017MakeNine! Reflections: It’s been a busy year! I made 31 pieces for me plus countless more for …

Chartreuse Donna Karan Vogue V1489

I’m feeling really on trend in my newest make, a beautiful chartreuse Donna Karan for Vogue Patterns, V1489. This dress was supposed to be my wearable muslin but it’s fabulous as is.  I wasn’t quite sure about the color until I put it on-but once I did –wow! This dress is a real stunner! I bought a bunch of Donna Karan patterns before they went out of print due to licensing and this one is a …

Fall 2016 Sewing Plans

The weather here is slowly changing from our excessive summer heat to lots of rainy-and slightly cooler-days. Summer is slowly drawing to a close.  Time for my Fall 2016 Sewing Plans! I think what I miss most about living up north is real fall clothes. It gets cooler here in Florida but not so much that I need to layer or wear much heavier garments.  My nod to fall tends to be in my …

Pacific Grove Vogue V8871

Can you tell how much I love this fabric!  This is dress #2 in Pacific Grove, a gorgeous landscape knit from Marcy Tilton.   After making my V Neck dress I had just enough fabric leftover to whip up this little dress.  It’s V8871, Very Easy Vogue, that I picked up during the last pattern sale to add to my ever-growing stash. I love the princess seams and curved side pieces-they’re …

Yves Saint Laurent V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste

Since I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent + Halston Exhibit back in February I’ve been dreaming of sewing up a YSL Creation of my own.   I fell for this elegant tunic, sash and slim pant as soon as I saw the line art on the cover of Yves Saint Laurent’s V2180.   I bought this out of print Vogue Paris Original on Etsy from Chloe’s Closet which has a huge selection …

Coral Linen Vintage Vogue V9105

I’ve been slowly working on this gorgeous Vintage Vogue dress V9105, a 1954 Original, for the last month or so.  This was part of my Spring sewing plans for casual house dresses.  While this didn’t turn out exactly how I envisioned- it’s much dressier then intended- I really love it! I always love a dress you can twirl in! The seam lines and side buttons were what drew me to …

Vintage Vogue V8788 Wrap Dress in Linen

Here’s my first dress for Spring!  A lovely wrap dress in a beautiful teal colored linen, Vintage Vogue V8788 from 1954. We are FINALLY moved into our new home in Plantation and I can get back to sewing!  Not having time to sew for basically the last month has been so much harder than I thought it would be.  Especially with so much sewing planned for Spring that I’ve …