Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Burgundy Dress

Burgundy is my favorite color, so I was thrilled to find this gorgeous burgundy print, and in the clearance bin of all places! I plan on making more dresses from this pattern as the style is very flattering and comfortable to wear.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Skirt that Refuses to be Photographed

I don't know what it is about this skirt, it's a perfectly nice brown corduroy skirt, flared at the hem, yet it refuses to take a good picture! In this photo it looks a nasty mustard-y yellow and you can't see the shape at all. Anyway, take it from me, it's a nice skirt. With brown boots it looks awesome.

Monday, September 17, 2007


As I mentioned in my first post, my oldest boy is going through an Elephant phase. I noticed some elephant-print fabric and decided to make him some pjs. I made these from a pattern and they turned out really nice. They're a little wide because he's a skinny boy but I figure pjs are supposed to be loose.

Friday, September 14, 2007

The Leopard Print Era

Being the thrifty lass that I am, I found this leopard-print crepe for $1/yard and bought what was left. First I made this empire waist dress, which I have yet to wear because now I need a full length slip - crepe is so see-through!

This sweet top came out nicer than I expected, I was still in my Very Thrifty mode so I didn't buy black lining fabric, which, were I to make a similar top, I would use, so I just used some tan fabric I had at home.

This blouse was a bigger challenge than I envisioned, my own mother said she wouldn't have attempted to make the thing, but it turned out very pretty and it looks great with a black camisole as in the picture, and some black pants and heels.

I still have a bunch of fabric left even after mom made a shirt for herself, but I stopped using it because my son would run by and yell "giraffe!" while pointing at the fabric. I suppose that's nicer than him running by yelling "big fat whale!" but still, I don't want him thinking mummy has all clothes from the same fabric. Ahem.