Saturday, May 29, 2010

Colorful Prom Dresses

It's prom dress season, so I've collected a few pictures of prom dresses that I like.  The dresses I chose were selected on the basis of silhouette first and then color.   Sometimes I can't seperate the two because the silhouette and color go so well together in some cases.  I added three modest gowns as well.  I believe in modest and stylish clothing.  I'm an advocate for gowns and dresses with sleeves or with some form of covering for the shoulders in some way.

I noticed that the first few dresses I chose were blue.  I just love the color.  When I noticed the one color choices, I searched again for dresses I liked in other colors as well.  I had to give equal opportunity to a variety of color dresses (lol).




For those going to their prom, have a great time.  Till next blog!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

What a Girl Wore toTwo Weddings

I'm continuing the theme on weddings from last week's blog.  This week I wanted to show what I made for a young girl to wear to weddings.  It was mentioned to me that I should do a blog on bride's maids dresses for a future blog; I think that's a wonderful idea, and I will follow up on that!

While looking through my daughter's closet, I came across two dresses I made for her for two weddings we attended a few years ago.  I wanted to make something unique and one of a kind that couldn't be found in stores and was also affordable (of course sewing clothes makes them very affordable).  When my daughter was 9 years old, she wore:
 Well, this is just a taste of what she wore.  This fabric is very pretty, a blue embroidered flower pattern on a delicate beige fabric.  The color combination is unusual.  I bought it on sale from a fabric store.  The style of dress I made looked 1920's.  I'll post the whole dress next week.  The full photo I took wasn't flattering due to the background.  At least one person thought I had spent a lot of money for this dress.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  Sold retail, this dress could cost about $60.00 or more.

When my daughter was 12 years old, she wore this to the next wedding:
 I already had the coral polyester print fabric which I had purchased a few months prior.  The maroon silk jacket was made from a silk shirt I never wore but didn't want to give away (I hate giving away anything made of silk).  I just love the pleating in the coral fabric on the front of the maroon fabric. 

I was thinking yesterday that there should be a reality show called the Frugal Fashion Designer.  I believe a lot of people would appreciate watching a clothing designer make stylish clothes that's affordable for the general public.

To change the subject, I'm adding pictures of things I saw and liked online.  There are so many talented designers out there.
 Till next blog!

 black ruffle jacket -
bronze and teal bag -

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Wedding Dresses from 1970's to 2000

Maybe some of you had guessed that I would compare wedding dresses from different decades I've compared dresses from the 19th century with a few decades up to 1980's.  It's wedding season after all, although I've been getting the impression that the wedding season has been continuous from January 2009  to now.  I haven't heard of a wedding proposal from my friend's boyfriend as yet, for those of you who've read my blog "Whose Getting Married?"

First of all, I finished working on my free web page and porfolio to promote SK Clothes.   For now I have the homepage for promotion seperate from the portfolio to show my work.  I'll make them one cohesive website when I gather the funds.  I'm kind of excited about it, I did it myself using and the templates Wix has for the use of newby web designers.  It was a lot of fun.  If you want to check them out, go to (homepage) and (portfolio page).  Let me know what you think.

I get the impression a lot of people are into weddings due to the fact that a lot of negative things are happening today, and so people are trying to forget by focusing on love.  Well, here are a comparison of wedding dresses from each decade from 1970 to 2005.

                              Crochet wedding dress, 1970.               

     1980's wedding dress

                            Lace wedding dress, 1990.   

                                     2005 wedding dress
Do you  know that I love the crochet wedding dress the best of this group? It's simple and freeing in that it's not form fitting.  The crochet is not typically used for dresses which makes this dress one of a kind.   My second choice is the 2005 dress.  I love the cut and the fabric, though I can't tell what the fabric is.

Well, I'm currently working on two dresses made of recycled fabric, a blouse made from a scarf and still working on my daughter's mini line which has been on hold briefly.  Hope I can post pictures starting next week.  

Till next blog!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New Blouse and Shoe Designs: Love Them!

I've been surfing the web again looking at the fantastic clothing available to those who have extra cash to shop.  Isn't it funny how we seem to go with the flow, well, a lot of us, regarding the clothing designs for each year?  There are those people who stick to absolute basics and aren't interested in clothing.  I wonder what it's like to not care what one wears at all?  Oh, forgive me, I was like that when my children were young.  My focus was taking care of my kids, 24/7.  Now I have some time to be interested in what I  look like.

I've found some interesting blouses online.These blouses have a lot of interest and style which are attractive.  I did say I'd post something with more color.  The tank is black, but what makes it summery are the aqua beads and the cut.  I think it's cute and can be dressed up or down.  The silk blue, black and pink print blouse is absolutely fantastic, I haven't seen anything like it before, print wise that is. The grey ruffle blouse is very feminine and unusual, light and whimsical.  I'm thinking children's fairytales when I look at it.  I don't know why...

I saw a pair of shoes on for 2010 that absolutely caught my attention.  They were a cut-out design.  And so I found some cut-out design shoes that I like a lot.

I don't know who first designed the cut-out shoe, but usually designers all have the same idea regarding clothes and accessories every season.  I'm not one to pay too much attention to shoes, and I don't care too much for heels, but if I could purchase one of these, I would.  The grey dove shoe ( that's the name of the color) is from the Tracy Reese collection 2008. 

What styles do you like?  Feel free to let me know.   Till next blog! 

grey ruffle blouse  by Wan-nabe -
blue,black and pink print blouse -
black tank with aqua beads -
blue and white shoes by David Dixon -
grey dove shoes by Tracy Reese -
green and black shoes by Miz Mooz -