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Blue florals and blue boxes

Blue floral cap-sleeved dress

Blue floral cap-sleeved dress

Blue floral cap-sleeved dress
dress: self-made // belt: f21 // shoes: Minnetonka

Have I mentioned how obsessed I am with Doctor Who? I started watching ten days ago and I’m currently finishing up season six. Yeah, whoops? So far I remain skeptical about Matt Smith. And Amy Pond. And the new tardis. And the new intro theme. *scowl*

And can I just mention that I have absolutely no idea why it took me this long to get into this show?? I mean, I sort of know why. I’m well aware of my tendency to get over-obsessed with things, particularly with tv shows (e.g. Firefly, LotR, X-Files, I could go on but this is embarrassing enough) and I just didn’t have the time or energy to add another one to the list. Another one IĀ knew I’d go completely bonkers over. Still though, how I managed to go the last eight years without knowing anything about Doctor Who other than the title and that it was something sci-fi-y is beyond me. Up until ten days ago I thought a tardis was a little blue creature that followed the Doctor around!

Unrelated: I miss David Tennant. I may have a slight lady-boner for him.

Anyway, I made this dress on a whim last week. Let’s call it the sewing equivalent of a rain dance, except wishing for sun and warm weather. Which makes no sense and is completely backward so let’s not actually call it that.

I used this pattern from Burdastyle, with minor adjustments to the bust area. I also lowered the neckline by about two inches and shortened the skirt a few inches as well.

And no, I did not start this entry intending to ramble endlessly about Doctor Who.

Yellow Belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone
So a few months ago I decided to step outside my comfort zone of colors and buy this lovely yellow fabric. And then I had no idea what to do with it.

And then I bought Deer and Doe‘s Belladone pattern and decided it would be adorable in this print with a pleated skirt.

I love how it turned out, I’m just not 100% sure the color suits me. But yay for branching out!

Yellow Belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone

Yellow floral belladone
So a few months ago I decided to step outside my comfort zone of colors and buy this lovely yellow fabric. And then I had no idea what to do with it.

And then I bought Deer and Doe‘s Belladone pattern and decided it would be adorable in this print with a pleated skirt.

I love how it turned out, I’m just not 100% sure the color suits me. But yay for branching out!

Bows for days

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

Bow front dress

 

Today was the first day that has actually felt like spring! I even took dress photos without tights on! Let’s hope this weather stays around.

I made this dress a while ago and then it sat in my closet getting dusty because it’s not exactly snow appropriate. I used Burda 7739 for the dress itself (minus the sleeves) and then this tutorial for the bow. And it has pockets!

Yay for spring!

Floppy donuts

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress

Bust cut-out dress
dress: self-made // tights: Modcloth // shoes: Nine West (thrifted) // scarf: French flea market

Birthday dress was a success! It’s slightly difficult to type though because my fingers are frozen. CannotĀ wait for warmer weather!

I used this pattern along with a self-drafted circle skirt. I was going to include the sleeve caps but a combination of having nearly run out of time and deciding it looked better without them led to my leaving them off.

For the skirt, I folded a square piece of fabric over halfwise twice, and then measured a 10″ curve at the waistline. My waistline is 24″ so I wanted the skirt to be about 1.5″ wider than my actual waist so there would be pleating. Then I measured from the curve down to various points about 20″ (skirt length + hem) and cut both curves so that I was left with a large floppy donut shaped piece.

Sorry if that’s absolutely incomprehensible. I’m terrible at explaining things.

And yes, I totally caved and dyed my hair. Eek!