Girls and Sequins

My girls are my totally awesome photographers, so of course I have to take a few of them too! 
They wanted to show off their outfits from last Sunday. Both dresses I re-sized.

I bought this blush/nude sequin stretch fabric at JoAnn's and thought well hey I need this for a skirt! Because who doesn't want a sequin nude-ish skirt?

The cobalt cardigan is from Gap and the cream blouse I bought at a thrift store and re-sized and restyled. 

I left the hem cut and unfinished. I like the flat edge and the hem is angled, longer in the back by almost 3".

 I used the salvage along the ends to make the waist band. 

I wanted the skirt to not feel tight, and more A-line. I added a triangle panel in the back and it fit perfectly! 

Spring Fashion

With Spring Officially here, I'm in full crazy mode! Weddings, Easter, proms. I'm so excited and love  seeing all the great styles, colors and ideas to wear this season! Talk about happy, bright colors!!

Here are few of my favorites from Pinterest. What are you excited to wear this season?

Lands' End modest & cute

The Bright Spring Color Pallet~ please do take in to consideration that the colors may vary slightly from the original due to the translation from the canvas to your computer screen.

Love Love Love!!!

This is pretty!

This is so cute and fun! Could try something similar with the a off white and gold weave sweater I have. I may have to keep my eye out for sparkly flats this fall though.

So pretty.

Look like a garden, feel like a work of art

Summer Sheath, turquoise!

Michael Kors Spring 2015 RTW

"Simple  Cute"

love the bright colors...spring is here!

What to wear to work. - So colorful yet well put together.

mixed patterns, just lose the purse!

Purples and Corals by in-my-closet on Polyvore

boyfriend jeans + neons

Coral Spring Fashion #FringeBoutique #Spring #Fashion

Blush pink blouse, under a white blazer, paired with some skinny jeans, a skinny belt and blush pink heels.

Graphic Print Pencil Skirt

Last summer when my sister was in town, she found this fabric. it's a heavy weight stretch suiting, and wow the print! I love the colors and the print and the moment she showed it to me I knew I wanted it! I mean come on just look at it! The outfit potential is off the charts. 

I knew I wanted a pencil skirt with that much stretch and a with such a busy print, I wanted to keep it simple. Deciding which way to cut it was hard, on the bias or on the grain? Also, which way should the pattern in the print go? 

In the end, I went with the grain since it has enough stretch that I could make it into a slim pencil style and still walk, sit and have some range of movement. 

Here is the finished skirt. I love it and I'll post more outfits as I wear them. This skirt will definitely have a permanent spot in my wardrobe, I wear every color in it!

Football fan Wrap up

2014 was a great year! I have been really busy, and I wanted to wrap up the year (one day late!) with some of my favorite outfits from the last month or so. I'm a 49ers fan, and that's bad because I'm deep in Seahawk country. On days that the 49ers would play, I would try to wear red and gold. 
Here are a few of my faves! 

Silver sequin skirt I made, with red tank and sweater. Cranberry leather heels.

Red twirl dress and khaki and gold blazer, both I made. (Look out for the post on this blazer coming soon! )

 I love love love this outfit! I'm a country girl through and through and plaid is my color! The mustard scarf was a curtain panel that I bought at a thrift store. My go to khaki skirt.

A very happy bride

Several months ago I was able to work on a wedding that was so much fun! The Bride was great to work with, and her dress turned out beautifully. I changed to neckline from an straight, strapless to a sweetheart, and hemmed the full skirt. 

Aren't they just gorgeous! 

I was also able to work on two of the three bridesmaid dresses. Just a bit of re-sizing and some restyling. 

I love when I get photos like this from happy brides and their beautiful bridesmaids! This is the best part of my job!

A Dress, a skirt and all the trimmings!

I've been busy with life and doithe nude heelsng less sewing lately. It's been a good break and I wanted to at least post a few photos from the last few weeks. 

This shirt dress, I made two years ago, and at the time, I was not sure if I would even wear it! I usually like separates, or slim fitting dresses. But, the color and print won me over! I'm wearing it with a silk/cashmere cardigan from Banana Republic, the boots I bought on ebay 3 years ago ( I love ebay and have found some awesome deals!) the belt is from Marshalls

The Raspberry skirt I made from a dress I found at Goodwill. I didn't even take photos of the project. That was before I really got going with posting photos as I worked. The cream blouse and crochet short sleeved sweater are vintage. I really like these colors together!