Since getting back and recovering from jetlag, I’ve started sewing again, but I’ve also been pretty distracted from sewing because I finally got a Cricut machine! I love slogan t-shirts and I’ve always wanted to be able to make my own, so it was a pretty exciting purchase. These are some of the shirts I’ve made so far, and I have to say I think I’m in love with this little machine.
I love the sun, but oh my gosh it was bright when I was taking these! Hopefully I’m not glare squinting too much. I’m overall really happy with how this dress turned out! The light washed it out a tiny bit, but I still think they’re nice pictures and you can see the overall construction and style of the dress! The post on how it was made is here. More pictures below the cut!
I originally bought this fabric for me, and ended up using it to make House of Strawberries dresses! However, since I only had a bit left and couldn’t find it online for sale anywhere, i thought it was finally time to make myself a dress. I had my eye on this dress, but it wasn’t available in my size, so I decided to make my own version.
The last year or two, all the sewing pattern companies have been releasing more and more of these revamped retro patterns, and after seeing them every time I went to the fabric store, I finally succumbed. This pattern is just so gorgeous, with it’s scoop back and boat neck! It did feel very weird not using a pattern that I made, but overall I’m happy with the dress result. I wouldn’t exactly call this a review of this pattern, because I edited the pieces to fit my needs, but if you’ve been looking at buying I will say I would recommend it – it was a well-designed pattern and is really cute overall.
Oh gosh, my poor neglected blog! I’m hoping to start posting here again with some semi-regularity. So, to start that off, I have some pictures of my Halloween dress from 2015 that I apparently just never posted! My lovely boyfriend helped me take them and I think they’re gorgeous (his flickr is here!). 50’s dresses have always been one of my favorite styles of dress, because overall they just really flatter my shape (and who doesn’t love a twirly skirt?). I’m hoping to make some more in the future.
Probably seems like a bit of a weird title but hopefully it’ll make sense in a minute! You might have noticed I haven’t been super active on this blog, which is unusual for me. You may also have noticed that on my instagram and tumblr I have been posting a whole lot of children’s dresses!
That’s because for the last few weeks I have been preparing to open an Etsy store selling little girls clothing. This is something I’ve dreamed of for years, so I’m pretty excited. I’ll be opening November 2nd, and until then you can find me here. You can also follow House of Strawberries (the store name and the post title!) on Facebook and Instagram @houseofstrawberries to see updates until opening!
As a result, I am probably going to continue to be a bit inactive on this blog, so following me on one of those accounts is going to be the best way to keep up with my sewing adventures!
My latest Textploit article is up! It’s on making these cute friendship dangly earrings, and you can view it here.