Sheath Dress with Leather Details

When Balmain hit the runway for the Fall fashion show this year, it had everyone’s attention.  Every single detail within each garment was beyond amazing. Every piece was literally wearable art.
Vogue Foundation Gala Arrivals - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015Although I am no where near as designed oriented as these high fashion designers, I was truly inspired by them.  I loved the colors and textures that each design carries.
milblogOlive being one of the hottest colors for Fall, I wanted to create a simple sheath dress while incorporating a simple detailing of leather.  I can sort of picture Kim K. wearing my dress. Can’t you? LOL! (Only in my dreams)
mil1blogAs for the dress, I used New Look’s 0167, view B. (I found it at a yard sale)  I basically made the dress exactly how the instructions stated. I looked at it and just thought it was quite boring so, I had some extra leather laying around so I decided that I wanted to incorporate it in the dress somehow. I played with a few designs, but ended up with this one.  I cut the shoulders of the dress apart and added the leather.  I understitched the neckline for the main part of the dress, but for the leather, I topstitched.
mil3blogI really loved how this dress came out. It looks a high-end, designer dress, but of course we all know that it wasn’t.  I purchased 2 yards of the fabric for $5/yd while in NY and the leather was scraps that I found laying around my house.
mil4blogmil6quotemil5Dress: DIY// Necklace: JCP// Heels: Target

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the dress.  Comment below.
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Red-Lined

I absolutely love how sophisticated Olivia Pope’s coats are.  I wanted to make a coat that she would possibly wear but instead of the neutral palette that she sticks to, I wanted to make one in a fun, bright color.  Although, I made this coat about 2 weeks ago with my mother, Kim Kardashian was spotted wearing my color of choice.
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If you sew or shop for fabric you know that wool is quite expensive.  It’s almost better to buy a coat that’s already made.  But, hold your horses…I scored some beautiful mustard colored wool for only $5.99/ yd at Hancock Fabrics.  Can you believe it?
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I must also mention that I did not make this coat by myself.  My mother actually helped me a ton.  THANK YOU MOMMY!  I decided to start filming a new series called “Behind the Scenes” of things that I do behind the camera.  This was my first time sewing with my mother who has been sewing longer than I’ve been living. Surprising right?  She lives a bit far from me so sewing is the last thing on our minds when we get together. 1422623_744475725581982_21026249_n

So here’s the story behind the red lining. I chose red lining because it’s unexpected and it reminds me of the luxurious Christian Louboutin heels also known as “Red Bottoms.” 1459085_744064735623081_1038458442_n

I hope you guys enjoy the “Behind the Scenes” video on this coat.  We give you a review on the pattern; for beginners or advanced.  My mom also gives tips along the way when sewing this coat and so much more.  If you guys enjoy this new series, make it known and I’ll do more.  Thanks for stopping by. coat10coatCollagecoat6coat71coat5coatcoat8coat9Pattern Used: McCalls 6800
Neon Button Up: J. Crew
Pink Sweater: Old Navy
Jeggings: AMerican Eagle
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Nude Heels: Tj Maxx


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