Here are my second pair of Jessica shorts! The first pair I made had to be taken in some, so I cut the same size and used french seams on this pair.
And in case you hadn’t heard, I was a featured maker on Kollabora this week! After seeing my first pair of Jessica’s they contacted me about this, and I was super excited! You can see it HERE.
This is the same fabric as the white skirt I made earlier this summer. The fabric is semi-sheer, so I hemmed the short by hand using a slipstich. I’m wearing white leggings under them here, but earlier this week I wore them with short black leggings that had a lace hem, which is cuter I think. I should have lined the shorts, but by the time I decided this was the better option, I really didn’t want to go back and unpick all those french seams. I think these will be fine with long leggings as the weather gets colder.
I decided to add some cute pocket details since the shorts are one solid color. I drew the scallops with a water soluble marker and ruler. I used backstitches and french knots.
And here’s an awkward looking picture of the back.Next up is some knitting and a pair of Lisa pants! And homework
This Laurel dress went twice as fast as the first one for several reasons. First, this is linen instead of slippery rayon. Second, I didn’t make an underlining so there was less cutting and basting. Third, because I’ve made this before!
P.S. I made the headband too. Yay DAISIESSSSS!
Now let’s talk about the good and the bad.
Good: I wasn’t super crazy about this print when it was on the bolt, but I am crazy in love with it now. It’s really bright and I love the contrast in it. Because this fabric is easy to work with, I got the hem exactly like I wanted it
Bad: The neckline is too big because I adjusted it a little too much and forgot to staystitch. If I’m not careful, the top gets all lopsided and tries to hang off one shoulder.
These pockets are awesome! They’re almost invisible because of the busy print. They are just big enough for my iPhone. I think the dress would look good with a belt, but I didn’t pack one (I’m only home for 3 weeks). Or maybe I could make one with some leftover fabric? We’ll see.
The sleeves seem longer in this version…What is going on around here?! The dress feels bigger all around actually, probably because the linen isn’t drapey like rayon. I took in each side of the skirt 3/4″ and it’s still a bit loose I think. Not sure what I’ll do on the next version of this dress. I think I’ll make a shirt version next. I want to do something drastic to change it up though…hmmm.In this view you can see the gap at the neck. I hand sewed a hook and eye at the top but it came undone after literally running around the grandparents’ house in the wind, looking for a place to snap pictures.
I’ve been super busy at the sewing machine– I can’t wait to share them all. I might share a few sneak peeks on Instagram, so watch out!
These pictures are all from February/March, but I never got around to posting them.
I made this swimsuit top to go with the bottoms I made here, in anticipation of a spring break trip that didn’t happen. If I ever get a chance to wear the suit, I’ll share a photo of what it looks like together.
For the pattern, I cut up an old bra I was about to throw away, and traced the pieces. I used this handy tutorial by Max California on how to make your own bras. I made two practice versions before I really understood everything. I have enough spandex to make another top, so I might make my own tutorial one day. Max’s pictures were a bit confusing (at least to me), and I did a few things differently than she did.
Alas! As I was going around and trimming extra threads, I snipped a hole in the edge of the cup 😦 Yet another reason I should make another swim top.
Once you get the hang of making the cups and straps, there are so many possibilities!!! I made this crop top for my sister using knit fabric from another project that didn’t turn out the way I wanted. The front has a center seam, but what’s really fun is the back.
Here are a couple of snapshots of it on my sister. I told her to stand up straight, but she doesn’t listen well 😛 Her shoulders aren’t actually that big haha.
CL’s solo is finally out! INSTANT LOVE <3<3<3
Here are a few looks from the music video:
I love CL and Taeyang’s matching victory rolls. And check out G-Dragon’s shorts!
So much bling.
Chilling in the limo.
CL is a heavyweight champion?
That is the most adorable baby ever! AWWWWWWWWWW 🙂