Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22nd 2014







 




This dress is a handmade sequin dress in a pewter color.  I got the fabric from Joann's using their amazing coupons.  I also just received a student card to present when I check out to receive an additional 10% off my purchase!  Anyways, one of the thriftiest ways to feed my addiction to sequin pieces is by just making it myself.  I saw a dress with this same cut and thought "what if itwere all sequins", because I believe that is one of my dominant thoughts.  I also made a maxi skirt out of the same fabric.  If anyone is interested in any special orders of the skirt  let me know.  I'll post pictures in the near future.  It is very reminiscent of the Free People mermaid sequin skirt (http://www.freepeople.com/mermaid-sequin-skirt/) that has sold out online for $200+ dollars.  Don't worry, I could never ask that much for it. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

May 9th 2014





 





It's been so long since i've posted anything on my blog.  Everything had gotten so hectic, but with summer here all is well again (no promises of consistent posts though).  I actually made this dress a couple of months ago.  It was just getting the time to take some pictures of it between a 30hr/wk job and full time class load.  The spring semester ended on a positive note though with the exception of one disagreeable class.
On to the dress.  It is constructed from light pink lace purchased at Joann's, along with the crochet trim seen at the waist and used as shoulder ties.  Just a sweet and romantic all lace dress for this summer.
Just a little teaser,  also completed an all sequin dress around the same time I made this dress and those picures are next!
Also, I am in the very beginning stages of constructing a facebook page.  You can like my page at http://www.facebook.com/bowandwhistle and get updates of new posts on facebook.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10th 2014






Cardigan: Miss Sixty
Boots: Miista from Free People
Necklace: Urban Renewal from Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

February 5th 2014















This is one of the first dresses that I've made [that i'm at least proud of and would totally tell people I made it].  It's more of a reworked dress.  The base is the green scoop back dress with the sequin detailing by Scott McClintock.  I bought it from Goodwill!  WHAT!  It was originally a size 14.  I took it home and tucked it away for the past year.  After washing it... 
Side Note: Always wash things from Goodwill! or eBAy!  There was that woman who died buying her wedding dress from eBay cause somebody grave-robbed it and she was allergic to formaldehyde!
Anyways, after washing it I took in the dress at the seam and zipper.  It was still missing something.  The bottom went straight down except the back which had the pleating.  When I went to Joann Fabric the flannel was 60% off.  I couldn't resist. I sewed in the triangle pieces, each one with an asymmetrical edge.  The problem is that i decided to keep the back pleated area cause everytime I tried the dress on I absolutely loved it, but with my zeal I cut the bottom off... a lot.  I sewed leftover flannel to extend the dress to the floor and VOILA!
I Love it.
My husband Hates it.
He can pry it off me.  He now has two reasons for undressing me.