Pink & Gold Pineapple party Magazine shoot

I was able to help with a Everyday Party Magazine photo shoot, it was a pink, gold and black pineapple spa theme. I designed and made some pj bottoms, and the really swishy, gold lam'e bubble skirt. So much fun!  The shoot was planned and styled by Christina Goff with 4kidscakes and all the photography was taken by Stephanie Vogel of Stephanie Vogel Photography.

The whole magazine can be found here: )  featured on pages 21-29.  Digital copies can be purchased for $5.99 or hard copies for $26.00 (includes free digital copy). 

Taylor Dress

With warm weather here I live in soft, breathable fabrics! I found this fabric at of all places Walmart, in the clearance sections of their fabric! I know crazy right?! I bought the whole bolt. 
While I was picking out patterns, I couldn't decide and ended up just modifying a few to make this dress. I knew I wanted short sleeves, a v-neck and slightly longer than knee length. 

The print is pretty busy so I left the style pretty basic, so I put the zipper on the outside leaving it exposed. I love how it looks. 

I added a waist band, I wanted the bust darts and skirt darts to fit just right and since I have a long torso the wider waist band works great! 

Skirt Challenge update

Here is the summary from the last week of days 16 to day 22! 

Miss E is wearing a linen skirt I made her in February for this summer, My skirt is from J. Crew.

Warm summer like day, I made all three of our skirts here. 

Off to a meeting, 

Warm day of shopping, I made all of our skirts. My skirt is a wrap from a silky graphic print. I love this skirt! 

Also taken that day, I was picking things from our garden for dinner and planting more potatoes.

I'm wearing a dress I originally made for a wedding that fell through, (I didn't ask for all the details) but I got to keep the dress! I will post about that soon, since it's wedding season. Miss J is wearing a jumper I made for Miss E two years ago. Miss E wearing a tee-shirt dress with a warm, and soft, stripe sweater from Forever 21.

This was taken today, Miss E and I after yoga and before running errands. 

Day 14 & 15, Skirt Challenge

Phew, we had a busy weekend! I hope you all did too! Saturday went shopping and went to a BBQ, the weather has still been on the cool side and layers were a must!

Sunday morning we dressed up 
for church. Miss J and I wore maxis, while Miss E wore tights with her dress and cardigan. I love to see how their personalities show in the outfits they put together.  

Day 11 & 12, Skirt Challenge

Day 11, we went to Seattle for homeschool field trip to the Pacific Science Center. Layers and coats were a must! 

Day 12,  Today we hit 81 degrees! Wow, it feels like summer, which meant summer outfits. I love my rayon skirt, the print is fun and goes with so many shirts! 
Miss E is wearing her midi length summer skirt from last year, and Miss J is wearing a skirt I made for a Magazine shoot last spring for Party Style Magazine (she got to be a model and keep the clothes and swag!)

Day 10 Skirt Challenge

A fun filled day of errands! We are all wearing skirts I have made.
My skirt is a lightweight knit, high- low hem. I really like this shade of grey, it's a good neutral with bright turquoise!

Day 8 & 9 Skirt Challenge

Day 8,  We went to church. I wore a white slip dress, that I bought at a yard sale, it was big and stained, but real silk and had potential!
I bleached it, and took it in. I love how it fits now, and the asymmetrical hem looks great.
I added a purple cardigan, and purple leather wedge sandals, then tossed on a turquoise necklace and brown/natural belt and I'm comfy and ready to go.
For day 9 (today) it's a denim skirt and tee day. I had a client come by this morning and she told me to enjoy wearing neon now because women over 30 shouldn't wear neon!
Well I was flattered, but I let her know I am well into my 30s, (I'm 34 in case anyone was wondering!) And I'm not giving up neon anytime soon. They make me happy! Have a bright, colorful Monday.