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Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello Again, Lovelies...

There have been many personal events going on in my life this past month and will continue into these upcoming holiday months as well, so I apologize for my absence. For the meantime I wanted to share some past designs I am incredibly proud of and love beyond words. Let's start reminiscing a bit shall we? :)

I made this ivory peplum top with an exposed zipper from a pretty fabric I found from Walmart for only $1 a yard! Yes! Peplums are adorable.

You can find more photos of each design by clicking on the title of the item!

This cropped bustier was the first top/design I made in over 2 years after taking a long break from sewing. I made it just last year and I was proud to see I did not lose my touch!

Just a simple, flowy lace top. I had left over lace fabric so I decided to make something simple for everyday wear this past summer.

Accessories can be so expensive, so I opt to make my own most of the time. I made this gold sequin collar necklace last winter. One of my favorite necklaces because it goes with any outfit and adds the perfect amount of sparkle and shine.

A beautiful fabric flower head crown made from lace fabric and window curtain scraps. Originally when I started this was suppose to be a floral statement necklace, but as I went along it became a flower head crown by accident. I have to say it turned out for the better. :)

Anything with pearls and lace, you got me! I am obsessed with this pearls and lace collar necklace.

This maxi skirt tutorial became surprisingly successful on YouTube and I am extremely flattered! Definitely one of the easiest skirts I've made thus far.

I was in a high waisted craze this past summer so this high waisted mint shorts recycled from an old silk pillow case was no exception. Every pair of shorts I made were high waisted, but this pair was my favorite because of the gorgeous mint color.

This ivory lace babydoll dress was recycled from an old, thrifted window curtain-- and you would have never known if I had not told you. I have an extreme addiction to lace dresses or anything lace in general if you had not noticed. Haha. I still have yet to wear this number out, but oh when I do, it shall be so ravishing!

This front slit lace maxi dress was upcycled from an old, thrifted window curtain as well. Maxis are so beautiful and feminine-- I will always adore them.

This two-toned gold vintage sweetheart dress was upcycled from two thrifted pillow cases. Gold and peach-- the best color combination, ever!

Chiffon is such a gorgeous fabric to work with so I went ahead and made this peach chiffon maxi skirt/dress. The versatility of it is amazing.

I absolutely adore this white pleated tea party dress. The pleats and low back makes this dress so fun. Girls night out, anyone?

I had a request to make this pink long sleeve shift dress. I feel like a little hippie when I wear this, and I love it.

This taupe bow dress was an alteration, but I adore the vintage inspiration of it.

I hope you enjoyed this random and quick jot down memory lane. It was nice to look at past designs and see how far I have come in the past year of sewing. I hope to start a little project today since I have not sewed anything in about a month, and because I feel like a part of me is missing!

Which designs are your favorite, and what would you like for me to make in the future? I would LOVE to hear some suggestions!

Have a fabulous day, all! :)

18 wonderful thoughts:

  1. the lace pieces are my favourites- you're so talented and patient to do stuff like this I really admire you for it because I just wouldn't be able to ever think of doing it! It'd be interesting to see you recycle some more old finds like curtains or pillowcases. xxx

  2. Why are you soooo talented!!!! I absolutely adore all of your designs! I'm in love with that lace dress you made and I loved every single piece you did! :) Hope to see your next project soon! :)

  3. Wow what great picks :D
    I really love the peplum shirt and the mint shorts, they look great for summer!!
    The pleated party dress looks so pretty as well ^_^
    You're an amazing designer!


  4. I really love all of your designs, you are so talented!!
    I'm just now going back to sewing and I really hope I can
    do projects like these one day(: Your clothes have inspired me^_^
    Thank you so much for sharing!!

  5. was wondering where youve been, havent seen your pots in awhile ^^ and i agree with dianna you are very talented. you are going to be super successful designer in the future :)

  6. WOW you are soooo perfect and these DIYs are just <333 X Anna

  7. you have amazing fashion sense, especially the peplum!
    so pretty.


  8. Oh wow, well done you! I don't think I could even sew a button on.

    Corinne x

  9. ❊..(
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    Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo 2014!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  10. You have such a lovely blog doll and you're so pretty! Great post, I will definitely be coming back to check out more!I found your contact as you follow a blog I do , I'd love it if you came to check out my blog, I blog on fashion and now fitness and maybe if you like it we could follow each other!

    Love Aimee,
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  14. You're so talented, girl!
    Are you going to have a tutorial on the peplum top? I love peplum tops :)

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