For the month of April over on Pretty Girls Sew I chose the gathered skirt as a project for everyone to create. It’s easy and flattering on every body type and the fun part about it is you can make it at different lengths; mini, knee, midi, long maxi.
So I made another crop top. This one was a slightly different though. Because the skirt I made was bodly printed with spring florals, I decided to break it up by creating a open-back crop top. This fabric is so perfect for Spring right?! Well if you love it you are in luck! I have teamed up with Glam Fabrics and the owner was so extremely nice that she decided to give my followers and I an excellent discount on fabric from her shop. You can purchase this or other designs from her shop. Shop Here:www.etsy.com/glamfabrics 15% off Discount Code: tabitha15
Want to create this skirt? You are in luck! I have provided a tutorial locatedat the end of this post. It’s a beginner project so anyone can make one. Here is my pulled together look…
So allow me to to tell you a little about Pretty Girls Sew. Pretty Girls Sew is a group of 4 women who live in different parts of the US. We kinda met on Instagram by viewing each other’s photos. We all have a love for sewing and decided to come up with this group. Every month, someone from the group chooses a pattern that we all must purchase and make. The best part about that is, we have to be creative and make it out own. We have a month to create and take pictures in our DIY outfit and post it on the site (www.prettygirlssew.com). At the end of the month, it’s so exciting to see what everyone came up with because everyone has their own style and all of the ladies are extremely talented. This is not a competition whatsoever. We do this for fun. We do this because we enjoy sewing. Another awesome thing about Pretty Girls Sew is that you can be apart of the group. If you are a pretty girl that loves to sew, then what in the world are you waiting for? Maybe you don’t know how to sew and want to learn how. Visit the site. There is tons of information on how to sew. There are people from all different levels of sewing; beginners to experts. No one’s judging. We are all learning and having fun along the way.
With that said, for the month of May, I picked out the Vogue pattern pictured below. I’ve always wanted a vintage dress and since I wanted to start wearing more dresses this spring and summer, I felt this was the perfect choice. So there is a theme that goes along with each pattern also. The theme for May was Spring! What comes to mind when you think of Spring? Floral prints, pastels, bright colors?
When I think of Spring, I think of the flowers that finally get to bloom after hibernating all Winter. LOL! I was inspired by the dress that Lucy Liu wore at the Golden Globes this year. It was the Fall 2013 Carolina Herrerra dress. I just fell in love when I saw it. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Ok, so here is my interpretation of the dress. I changed it up a bit. I altered the back so that it had a deep v and two ties that I was able to tie in a knot in the back also.
Fabric: Amy Butler Love Bliss Bouquet in Teal (Amazon.com)
Shoes: Just Fab
Let me know your thoughts about this pattern and or dress that I made and don’t forget to join me over on PrettyGirlsSew.com for next months Sew-Along.
Just wanted to show you my favorites for the month of August. And for those of you that enjoyed the Home Decor Series that I had on my Youtube channel, I will be giving you a sneak peek on what’s … Continue reading →