preparing for summer sewing


I had to make an emergency yarn run yesterday, so I stopped by the pattern department for a quick look. We are actually still in cold weather here in the heart of Texas, but it won’t be long before the sun is burning us alive. I started thinking that I should probably start sewing up some summer items now, so they are ready for battle when the time comes!summerclothes2summerclothes3summerclothes4summerclothes5summerclothes6summerclothes7summerclothes8summerclothes9summerclothes10summerclothes11

a new dress

Well looky here. Just last week, this was a pile of fabric. Now it is a dress. I am sure it is very pleased with its transformation. I haven’t tried it on yet, but it looks pretty good on the hanger. bluedress2

It has some elastic on the sleeves and on the back at the waist to add some shape.bluedress3

I had this cool gold button picked out, but I accidentally made the button loop too small. Good thing I had a back-up button ready.bluedress4

I hand stitched the hem up. It actually didn’t take as long as I thought it would, and made me feel like I was living in a little house on a prairie.bluedress

I’m already on the hunt for my next pattern, so let me know if you see anything awesome!

obsessed with hats

It probably started with the floppy hat I HAD TO HAVE for Hawaii. I couldn’t possibly lay on the beach without one, and I am pretty sure it was the first non-food item my guy bought for me after we got married.

Hats are the coolest. A big old hat makes you look mysterious and awesome, especially if it hides your face a bit. So much drama. I also love that during some eras, your outfit wasn’t complete without a matching hat. It was necessary.

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(pics 1, 2, 3, 4)

I just started a hats pinterest board, and I love it. If you like big hats, you’ll probably like it too!

party hair

These just look so girly and delicate. Maybe the balloons make me feel like I can’t attend a wedding party without one. Find them here.

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too long?

I have always stayed away from long dresses, since I am super tiny, and I thought they would made me look even shorter. Is that even true? Anyway, I love how long dresses look so effortlessly cool and put together. I want a whole closet of them for summer.

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Dress 1, 2

today’s find

This only comes in kid sizes, but I think its true for adults too. (found here)

too small

tea dresses

I love these dresses. The dresses just look like they are ready for a party. Especially the dresses with the umbrellas. Those dresses are about to get crazy. I am always drawn to the mix-and-match florals and colors.

tea dresses 1 tea dresses 2 tea dresses 3Dresses from Etsy shops (1, 2 and 3)


a tale of two kitties

I saw this on Fab today, and it just made me giggle for some reason. A cat reading a book. And then they said in the description that it was reading a tale of two kitties…hehehe.

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stripes and polka dots

They match. Deal with it. (from here)

stripes and polka dots

these shoes

(photo from here)


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