Costumes · Creativity

Feathered Headpiece

In my editorial photoshoot I did for the Fabric Anthropology Fashion Week line, I made my headpiece. I was going full on gothic with this outfit, so a headpiece with feathers was a must.  I WAS NOT trying to create a caricature of a tribal headpiece, which in my research I did not find one… Continue reading Feathered Headpiece

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FA Fashion week line – The Woods outfit

Here are the deets on this outfit.  I was going for a gypsy/forest witch kind of look to them. The fabric is from the Fashion Week line at Fabric Anthropology.  The woven and bamboo printed with a more purple and less black color than the brushed poly from the pants outfit.  I desaturated these photos… Continue reading FA Fashion week line – The Woods outfit

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FA Fashion week line – The Warrior outfit

This was a fun outfit to make, and I was going more for a post-apocalyptic look for it.  A strong, fierce female.  I have a board on Pinterest where I gathered a bunch of ideas, and then started working on drafting my vision. The Jacket: The first item had to be this little jacket.  I… Continue reading FA Fashion week line – The Warrior outfit

Focus

Focus – Weeks 35-40

You know, I thought once the kids started school, things we get less hectic.  That first month of school, along with both kids in high school sports, was another fast-paced month.  There was a lot of running back and forth for practices and games, along with the extra club fastpitch softball.  We didn't go to… Continue reading Focus – Weeks 35-40

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Faux cable knit

It never ceases to amaze me what designers can come up with for fabric patterns.  The push for faux fill-in-the-blank can give you a fun look with the comfort of knit.  I've seen faux leather, faux sparkles, faux glitter and here we have faux cable knit.  It gives you a look of winter, but without… Continue reading Faux cable knit

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Wedding guest sewing

I showed in a previous post a dress turned into a top that I made for a wedding in August.  Here is what I ended up making and wearing to it. I have several black skirts that I have made over the years, so I thought the next attempt would just be a top that… Continue reading Wedding guest sewing

Creativity · Outfits · Sewing · Sewing for me · Wardrobe Capsule

Summer capsule – addendum

I thought I would do a blog post on the status of my summer capsule.  I wore it a lot more this summer, as I was working from home, so it was more practical to wear my comfy clothes than office wear.  One of the perks of working from home! In the spring of 2017… Continue reading Summer capsule – addendum

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An error in judgement, then the seam ripper

I don't know about you, but dressing for weddings always has me stumped.  I want to be comfortable for the requisite eating, drinking and (hopefully) dancing, but I also want to look nice.  If it is a family event, then I usually want to wear something I made.  That is usually something that gets asked… Continue reading An error in judgement, then the seam ripper