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! 

Turquoise Blouse and Khaki Pencil skirt

 This is my favorite pencil skirt. the pattern I designed and the color and fabric are awesome. It's a washable cotton/poly stretch blend. Summer over and Fall in full swing, I want to transition to layers and warmer weights. I bought this blouse from Chicos and the color is just beautiful!

Fall Fashion is here!

 The last few weeks as the weather has cooled and I've had a chance to slow down (slightly!) I found several pics for my Fall Fashion Inspiration! All of these I found on Pinterest, with a few exceptions that are from me and on this blog. Take a look, get some ideas, I know I sure did. Umm, hello brown leather jacket, brown belts, boots and skinny jeans!