03 August 2011

for my sister...

My sister gets married in less than 2 weeks, and that has meant a few things for me.

First, that even though I have been doing a lot of pattern drafting, I have done very little bag sewing.

Second, that I still have a few projects that I need to finish before the wedding:

1. the hair flower

my sister sent me inspiration photos of ivory flowers with sparkly centers and frilly feathers
inspiration 1
inspiration 2
here is where I am so far:
hair flower
hair flower in progress
I have a flower assembled (I started with a fake gardenia from Michaels), with comb, feathers and more crystals in my possession for finishing this baby off.  it's all hand sewn together so far, and I hope to finish it that way, as long as the feathers cooperate with my needle and thread.

2. my dress for post-wedding brunch
vogue 1174 inside
dress foundation and pattern
I am making Vogue 1174, which is a fully lined and boned strapless dress.  I have really enjoyed putting together the inner support, and will probably do this on future strapless dresses.

But I must admit that I made a decent number of changes, and I assembled the dress in a very different manner from the instructions.
vogue 1174 top
top of dress
It's looking pretty good so far though.  Just need to line the skirt and finish the hem.

3. a skirt for my sister for her honeymoon
anthro skirt
She fell in love with a hot pink chiffon skirt at Anthropologie which cost $128.  We thought it was silk chiffon, until I looked it up on Anthro's website and found out it's made of polyester, and therefore not worth the price tag.

Anyway, I found some hot pink SILK chiffon at my favorite discount fabric store, and bought enough to make the skirt for under $20. In silk. (that's $108 less than Anthro is charging for a POLYESTER skirt).
pink silk chiffon
And don't ask me why I just happened to have a hot pink invisible zipper sitting at home...I don't really wear hot pink, so the explanation is beyond me.

Anyway, let's get to the REAL question at hand...

Hot pink.

Is it "in"?  Would you wear it?

I was trying really hard to think about whether I wanted a skirt for myself, but I just couldn't bring myself to buy any hot pink silk for me.  I just don't think it's my color.  So I chickened out and bought teal silk chiffon for myself instead.

3 comments:

  1. Love^3! :)

    (and really, no hot pink silk for you? I could maybe rock it. Maybe.)

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  2. The flower hair piece is great! I have made countless ones myself, I never get tired. :D

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  3. Lorenna: I would love to get Silk Chiffon--what is the name of your fave discount fabric store? I just found your website so I haven't been through all of your posts yet and apologize for asking for information that you may have already divulged.
    Thanks
    email me at: hello.worldpc@gmail.com
    Chrystal

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