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 - www.avantegaudy.wordpress.com
bronze and teal bag - www.iofrer.com