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.
My friend Nicole and I have been planning graduation dresses for a few months. She’s ahead of me in the process, and is defending her dissertation tomorrow! I have officially written my dissertation now, and I’m finally pretty confident that I’m really going to graduate this spring. That means that I can finally talk about the dresses that we’re making for the occasion.Continue reading
I’ve checked off the first box on my fall sewing list! Today I’m showing off 3 t-shirts, made with the Sewaholic Renfrew pattern. I made a variety of views of the pattern, with a variety of fabrics, and each turned out a little differently.
I have quite a few fun skirts in my wardrobe, but lack neutral shirts to wear with them. The last time I made a shirt for myself (other than a cardigan) was back in April 2015, and before that, November 2014. I tend to be drawn to making dresses and skirts and neglect shirts. This make is an attempt to remedy that problem.Continue reading