Friday, January 25, 2013

Valentine's Licorice Dress

This is the Colette Licorice with different sleeves. I was using a heavy weight fabric and I didn't think the flowy sleeves would work. That is the only alteration I made, besides omitting the waistband. 

I love that this dress can be casual or dressed up. The best part is- its warm! I bought this red cotton at Yellow bird fabric. I was excited to buy it because it is thick and warm like wool (which I am allergic to), but it's soft and cottony. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Christmas Dress

Here it is, a few weeks late... 
My Christmas dress! I found this cotton plaid on sale for about a $1/yd so I had to get it. I used Simplicity 4070 and added some sleeves to the dress. Because my plaid didn't want to match up on the skirt I made a belt out of some fun ribbon. 
I wore this dress for every Christmas shindig I went to. I love how festive and fun it is. 

fun belt