Stylo: Pink Gingham Blake Dress

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's been a week since Stylo was released, and I can say that I am still on cloud nine... WOW! If you haven't had a chance to read the latest version, you must check the mass amounts of talent and art flooded within the pages of this summer's Stylo. Again, I am honored to have been placed in such a high caliber of sewing and DIY bloggers. To know that Celina and Jessica trusted my artistic and sewing abilities is so amazing. Thank you again for having me contribute to Issue 4! With that, I have dedicated the next 4 days to each outfit I put together for the magazine. First up is the stunning lace and gingham Blake dress from Mingo and Grace. 

I honestly am in love with this pattern. Though Stylo was my first time using it, I am anticipating making a couple more for the girls, and adding a style or two into the shop (deets coming later!). When I was approached with making a "fruit inspired spread", I knew that pink had to be included. I also knew that Madison would want her dress to be fluffy, pink and oh so girly. So I figured I could get away with a "pink picnic" dress, and Blake was the first pattern on my list. Farrah was super helpful when suggesting what fabrics I should used to get the "body" I was looking for, and she was spot on. Thank you! The pattern is aesthetically pleasing, and the instructions were awesome. I have a fear of zippers (silly I know, but I loathe them) but Farrah included a great link to another site that guided me through the whole process. Super kudos for that :) In all Blake is a great pattern, and I cannot wait to make more.  

That necklace ya'll!?!? Doesn't it just scream "summer", "icecream" and "fun"? A fruit inspired outfit wouldn't be complete without a one of a kind, handmade necklace from the lovely Therese at Ena&Albert. When I was browsing her Etsy shop (if you haven't, you must check out all the handmade goodness and lovely colors of her beads) I had moused over the watermelon inspired  necklace and knew it had to be the center piece for the dress. I think it amounted to everything I imagined, and then some!!! Thank you again so much Therese for contributing! 

Size: 2T with 5T length


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alright, the time is here... The big secret is about to be revealed.... But, you must click this link to find out!!! Come my darlings, and enjoy the "fruits" of our labor as you read this bright and summer filled issue of STYLO. More to come on my contributions later in the week. But for now, find a comfy spot, grab your favorite beverage and take delight in STYLO.

A Summer of Sewing: Astoria Pullover

Friday, May 8, 2015

It has been waaaaaaaaaay too long since I posted. I'm sure you guys forgive me right? A couple weeks back I had announced that there were some exciting things behind the scenes happening, and I cannot wait to show you; when the time is right :) And hopefully in ten days I will be able to post about the most recent and exciting thing to happen in my sewing career... ever! Until then, here is the 3rd thing I'm sewing and showing for you on the blog (ever!), and if you'd like to see the prior two, you can check the links here and here

I introduce to you the Astoria pullover, which was part of last month's Seamwork Magazine. If you haven't heard of Seamwork, you must check it out! Especially if you trying to sew more for yourself :) For $6 a month, you will get two modern, easy to follow patterns, that sew up in an afternoon. Score! 

What drew me to sew the Astoria was the style. Lately I have been obsessing over the high waisted fashions that have been coming around. Late to the game I know, but a  year ago you would have not caught me dead in anything tight, short, and most deff high waisted!!! Needless to say everything about the Astoria was spot on. I am beyond thrilled with the result. 

The pullover came together in about 1hr 30 mins, and that is including cutting out the pattern. My kind of sewing that's for sure! What I will change about the waistband is making it an XS rather than a S. I would like it to hug my waist just a tad bit more. I paired the Astoria with a fun, lawn skirt from If you are a bargain online shopper, this is the place for you :) My skirt was $4.99!!! Head over there for some great deals! 

Astoria Pullover, Seamwork
Upcycled Sweater, band from stash
Make an XS waistband instead of S

I hope you guys enjoyed today's post!!! You will be seeing alot more of me around here on Sewing Sober. Please make sure to check out Seamwork Magazine if you haven't already :) Happy Sewing my loves!
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