Crushing on Velvet

Every holiday I stand in my closet and look for something that is both dressy and comfortable and this year I’m going to have some lovelies to choose from!  We usually do quite a bit of entertaining at our place this time of year and with that, quite a bit of cooking so comfort is key. But as hostess, I want to look festive and feel pretty. You’re probably thinking "I ...

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Sewing is a Waste of Time

When I got this squishy, soft sweater knit in the mail from Cali, I knew it had to be made into something  special. It’s PINK which is my favorite color, drapey, and super cozy. I really couldn't wait to wear it so I just took my 2 yards and made this great no-sew rectangle which is about 72” x 60”.  Easy to take it sporty with tennies and no-show socks. But also versatile, ...

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A velvet dress for the holidays

It's always hard to find a good dress for the holidays. You want it to be stylish, but not too avant garde. Comfortable but not frumpy. This year I took matters into my own hands and made the best holiday dress ever. Okay, so maybe it's not the best ever but I still think it is pretty darn great. I used Vogue 9253 - a kimono sleeve dress with a deep V-neck. ...

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A Stretch Velvet Holiday Dress

When I told my Mom that I was making a stretch velvet dress for Christmas, she wasn't too sure about my creative decision. I assured her it would be a magical throwback to the '90s where velvet skater dresses reigned supreme. I made sure I didn't disappoint: I've had an itch to make something in stretch velvet ever since I saw Tami's awesome silver shirt and Becca's inspiration post on how to ...

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Inspiration: How to wear Velvet

I was probably 4 the first the I (remember) wearing velvet. It was a dress, black velvet with a white lace peter pan collar, and I loved it. I mean, not wearing it, I was still a kid fidgeting in a formal dress. But I loved looking at it and petting it's soft, stiff texture. This happened a few times in my childhood, and it was always a shame to ...

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