Today my generous, thoughtful, beautiful little sister turns 22. Happy birthday Rosalie!
Monthly Archives: March 2011
I like to wear dresses on rainy days. The hems stay clean and dry, out of the puddles, and it’s nice to dress up a bit when the weather is cold and gray. What about you?
Dress – vintage
Belt – borrowed from my dad
Shoes – anthropologie
I went to Yosemite for the weekend. It was beautiful, if a bit chilly, and we hiked all around the snowy valley and up to billowing waterfalls. However, I’m a terrible landscape photographer and I spent the weekend in hiking-appropriate clothing, so I don’t have much to show you. I will be back tomorrow with my usual talk of clothing and sewing.
I work in a lab where I spend a lot of my time handling rats. They’re cute, but not very clean, so five days a week I wear jeans and an old t-shirt. Depending on what I’m doing I top this off with a staticy paper coat and shower caps on my feet, or with a somewhat more appealing fabric lab coat. I won’t be posting work outfits often, but I thought I should mention what I wear most weekdays.
Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. Continue reading
It’s a bit hard to see in the photos, but the print on the skirt is snaps and buttons. I love the print and I particularly like how subtle it is – it looks like an ordinary floral print until you get close, when the flowers turn into little white buttons with red thread.
I finished the replacement for my old purple dress. I used more or less the same pattern – I added a second piece of elastic to the neckline and I think the skirt ended up a bit shorter. The color and print are different of course, but on the whole I think it is a good replacement. The pieces of the pattern follow.