Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Dress Week - More from you!

Are you feeling inspired yet? After viewing the pictures from this post, I can't see how you won't be. When I first announced a dress sewalong, I thought only a handful of people would actually play along. To my surprise though, a lot of people joined in. Today I want to feature a few more creations made by you. Click on links below the picture for more information on these beautiful dresses!

1. Peach Dress, 2. my first dress, 3. Vogue 8571, 4. Trapeze sundress, 5. McCalls 5799, 6. McCall 5618, 7. Anna Maria Horner Socialite dress, 8. Juliana, 9. YIP 365.36 :: Spring dress

More to come...stay tuned!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Dress Week - Day 1 - Made by You!

I don't know about you, but when it's hot out, as it has been for the past few weeks, I love to wear a simple summer dress. Comfort and cuteness combined in one garment, how can a girl go wrong? If you're like me and are looking for some summer dress inspiration, you've come to the right place. For day 1 of summer dress week, I'm featuring a few dresses (in no particular order) from the Summer Dress Sewalong flickr pool.

Left: Shear Delight used the Smocked Sun Dress pattern from Heather Ross to make this perfect-for-hot-summer-days-dress. So cute!
Middle: I can't believe the detail and work that Lucky Knitter put into this dress. She knit the top, then dyed it to make a perfect summer dress.
Right: Wowza! Stitch in Dye used some navy linen and Simplicity 2584 to make this gorgeous dress for just $12. Her inspiration dress cost $350!

Left: Costume Divas Dirty Laundry used McCalls 5658 to make this stunner. I love the flower detail on the shoulder.
Middle: Isn't this dress gorgeous! The Real Astrogirl used Butterick 5209 and some batik fabric to make this dress. She even installed the zipper by hand!
Right: What a lucky lady! Her mom, Meg, made this cheery yellow dress for her using the Oliver + S birthday party dress pattern.

More summer dress inspiration tomorrow!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Summer dress week - next week!

This is just a reminder that summer dress week is next week! If you haven't already, please place any pictures of summer dresses you've made in the Summer Dress Sewalong flickr pool. Remember also that you can put pictures of summer dresses in the pool at anytime after next week. I hope it will serve as a great, one-stop source for summer dress inspiration. It has already inspired me! More about that later...

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fabric Scrap Giveaway - Winner!

Wow, where did the past week go? I think I realized at the beginning of the week that my wedding is only a few months away and it's just been wedding, wedding, wedding around here. It's been fun stuff though but I have neglected this space as a result.

First off, I can't believe how many people want scraps! I am going to have to do more scrap giveaways in the future, now that I know they have happy homes to go to. Thank you to everyone who entered. You all had great suggestions! Read through the comments from the last post if you ever need any ideas on what do with those ol' scraps.

Without further ado, the winner of the fabric scrap giveaway is Artsy Momma who said "I am making linen bags for my daughters toys. I would use the scraps for the appliques." Congratulations Artsy Momma!