Over the weekend, I graduated with my PhD, a perfect excuse to make a new dress. I was lucky enough to have my best friend and fellow sewist Nicole graduate with me. Together we made “reverse bridesmaid dresses” for the occasion. I’ve talked a little bit about our planning in a separate post here. Today’s post is essentially two-in-one, because Nicole and I have both detailed our dress-making adventures for you. The same dress can work on two very different body types–after some trials and tribulations.
I haven’t talked much about it on the blog, but I’ve gotten pretty into knitting lately. I first started knitting in December of 2015, with a basic scarf. I then graduated to dish cloths and became addicted to knitting baby hats, but none of those have made it to the blog. About a year into my knitting journey, I decided that I really wanted to knit a pair of socks for myself, and I just finished them!
At the beginning of the year, I set myself a goal of making Brandon 6 projects throughout 2018. When I asked Brandon what he would like, one of the things he asked for was a small gym bag. He was looking for something just big enough to carry a change of clothes and sneakers.
I went out of my comfort zone with this rose gold faux leather jacket. Metallic jackets are having a moment, and I’ve made this pattern before, but as much as I wanted it to work, this was not a successful pairing.