Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother Dear

Hello everyone! :) Another scorcher in southern California, I am just not made for this kind of weather but I do love the sunny clear skies. Anyways I wanted to post this on Mothers day but I am a tad late but this post is an appreciation post to my mother. Lately I've been making more and more outfits for her because why not?

My mother has been in my corner since the day I was born and has been supporting me in my sewing adventures. She's there when I need her and offers advice and critiques. Without her support I don't know where I'd be right now so this post is dedicated to her.

Once again this is a two for one post so I'm sharing some dresses I made for my mother. The first dress I made I actually made a while back and I'm just getting the chance to share with you. My mom picked out the fabric for this dress, its a very colorful argyle print and has a soft corduroy which oddly my mom didn't like but it was soft and a nice flow and she couldn't pass it up. :)

Below is the pattern I used to create the dress.
This pattern required a lot of fabric and had an interesting twist to it which I will share in a moment. The process of making this dress was a long and tedious one because I wanted to make sure everything was just right. :)
Sorry for the bad picture quality but this is the dress as I was working on it and if you think that is the front of the dress you'd be wrong. :) TWIST! its the back and it actually looks really great. However with this dress you'd need a helping hand.
Now I would like to present to you Simone...
Isn't she grand! I had to use a petticoat to give her that fullness but she can be worn without one. I adored the colors and the print of the fabric itself and she has a nice flow to her and I like how she isn't too overwhelming despite the bold bright print.
This is what she looks like from the back and as you can see the buttons go all the way down so this is a dress you'd want to wear with the help of a friend.
This is my lovely mother modeling her dress Simone. The dress is actually quite beautiful and it looks great on her. The accessories used are a pearl choker and some pearl earrings with her hair tied back in a ponytail.
Simone is a flirty fun dress which you'd could wear just about anywhere, maybe at work that isn't too strict about the dress code. Simone is a statement dress she'll turn heads. :)
The next dress I'll be sharing with you I made for mom for mothers day. :) This dress had a lot of trials for me. I didn't get enough fabric for the dress so I borrowed my boyfriends bike and rode all the way to Joanns which was not the best idea but I wanted to complete the dress before she got home for mothers day. However the fabric I originally got Joanns no longer had so I had to pick a different fabric which was a tad sheerer than the one I originally purchased. The print I chose was a white fabric with black polka dots.
So I was able to finish the dress an hour after mom returned home on mothers day which was fine with me because she got her gift on mothers day.
Below is the pattern I used which I recently purchased.
I bought this pattern with the idea that I don't have enough wiggle dress patterns and I absolutely love wiggle dresses. It was actually a pretty complex pattern to work with especially with the darts, faux back belt and collar but it was actually pretty fun to make.
Now let me introduce you to Dotty...
Now I have no pictures of Dotty on my dress form because my dress form didn't do her justice fit wise but this is her. Dolly is sheer like I said and would require a slip to wear her. The pattern originally had pockets but mom opted not to have those.
This is a view of the back, with the faux back belt however you can't really see the darts in this one.
Now Dotty is for the fun loving woman at work or out and about enjoying the day. I see this dress as more of a day outfit not something you'd wear in the night life.
Alright everyone that's it for now I hope you enjoyed and I hope to post more soon. For now you can check out my etsy ;)
Ja ne everyone!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lydia & Lorelei

Afternoon everyone long time no see! :) It has been a hectic last few weeks and I've been super busy but I am posting today to give you a two for the price of one post. However I would first like to add that I turned 21 on April 26th! so I'm still super excited about reaching the 21st milestone I still feel like a kid but I also feel older which is a crazy feeling.

Now besides it being my birthday I finally opened up my etsy shop yay! So I'm feeling super proud of myself. I also took the time to make my own name labels which is as equally exciting.

The outfits I'll be presenting to you are the playsuits I previously made in this post: 04/pink-flamingo.html">http://anezvintage.blogspot.com/2013/04/pink-flamingo.html

I'm actually really in love with the pattern as you can tell so I decided to make both the skirt and the shorts together and sell them on my etsy. Both outfits were very time consuming and took a lot of effort because I was being a perfectionist. The first outfit I'll be presenting to you, her name is Lydia and she's made of a softer yet durable fabric I believe the same fabric I used to me Laura.

Now Presenting Lydia...

I apologize my dress form doesn't really do her justice here but I did have one of my models model her for me. Now I made Lydia out of all black because I was having a Beetlejuice moment and thought a playsuit would look great in all black especially since you can accessorize like crazy and add splashes of color if you so desire. Now these playsuits something I forgot to mention in the last post can be worn with or without a bra depending on your preference, however if you do decide to go braless I'd advise wearing pasties just in case.
Here are some more picture of Lydia being worn by my other model Emily, Emily is 5"4 with a bust of 33 and a waist of 28 just to give you an idea of the fit.

Emily was so awesome to work with and the outfits look great on her, we didn't do a whole lot of accessorizing her just a simple colorful head tie that gave the outfit that pop of color. :)
Now the final outfit was a joy to work with and has to be one of my favorite color combinations I've used. With the skirt pattern it was actually way longer than the pictures I'm about to show you because the pattern is originally made for pajamas so I had to shorten it. I actually shortened it in such a way that was perfect.
Introducing Lorelei...
Isn't she gorgeous! :) I had to give myself a pat on the back on this one because the colors and print just blend so well together. :) The skirt portion is made of a lighter sheerer fabric so you'd have to wear a slip underneath but it has a great flow.
This is an up close picture of my name labels I made. :)
With Lorelei we chose to with a simple brown belt and a large green bracelet which worked quite nicely. :)
These two outfits I believe are made for woman who is going beach side to enjoy a hot and sunny day. Lorelei is very playful and fun while Lydia is more reserved and laid back.
That's all for now everyone hope you enjoyed and below is a link to my etsy shop if you would like purchase one of these lovely outfits however I only ship within the US for now.
Ja ne everyone! :)