Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Love day, lace, and dancin'

Lace yoke tutorial
Whether you're in a duo or flying solo, I hope ya'll had a snazzy Valentine's Day! I made peanut butter, chocolate chip, and coconut cookies for my sweetie and reveled in the prettiest rusty red silk underpinnings from Unforeseen Circumstances. My fascination for lingerie is growing everyday and I'm absorbing as much inspiration as my brain can handle! Admittedly, I didn't complete my winter break sewing challenge to make a set (although I did make a little bralette) and opted instead to first equip myself with pattern drafting skills. Now in week five of my pattern making class, I can tell it's going to take a lot of practice to master!

Since we're catching up, my internship at Colette Patterns is wonderful and I feel so lucky to be learning along side Sarai. She's opened my eyes to so many useful and beautiful techniques! If you dig the lace yoke in the photo above, check out my recent tutorial where I show you how to alter our Sencha pattern and sew a yoke with step by step instructions and photos.

And because yesterday was Love Day, here's a little present I've been putting together for a few weeks...it's not themed to get you in the mood or anything, but it just might make you dance!

22 comments:

Libby, Vintage Aplomb said...

Thanks for the great playlist! Listening now!!

Katherine said...

I just wanted to say how inspirational and helpful you tutorials at the Colette Patterns Blog are. You are clearly very talented.

Nicky said...

Beautiful top!!! I'll need to come back to listen to the music later but can't wait :D

casey said...

I just loved that top when I saw it pop up on the CP blog! :) And hurrah for pattern drafting classes--knowing how to make your own patterns is so exciting, isn't it? I just finished drafting a dress recently and now have to test it this week. ;)

♥ Casey

Amber Blue Bird said...

i always love your mixes. :) I plan to sit here and blogging away while listening to your tunes

Carissa Clark said...

I love the playlist, wonderful music & wonderful blog!

Glasserkey said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You demystified a sewing technique for me and now I feel like I can take on this lovely project!

transientexpression said...

What a gorgeous top! I love the color, especially combined with the red. That tutorial is really inspiring, too--I've been wanting to try a Colette pattern for forever! How amazing that you get to do an internship there.

alexandra grecco said...

beautiful colors, miss.


x
alexandra

www.alexandragrecco.etsy.com

Coral Vintage said...

i love your music lists! me and the littles are dancing around, totally enjoying this compilation :) thanks rachel!

ValliantWonder. said...

wow ! your blog is great , amzing vintage style , i wish i would own your clothes ♥
i would be so happy if you could check out my blog too !
http://valliantwonder.blogspot.com/
xx

Shalyn said...

Hello!

I'm sure you've already gotten these before, but just letting you know that I tagged you for a Stylish Blogger award here:
http://arsgratiaartis-shalyn.blogspot.com/2011/03/stylish-blogger-awards.html

littlemessyla said...

I love the combination of the blue and the deep red in the picture. So beautiful!

La

Ax+ said...

we've been playing this playlist in the studio for the past 2 days. thanks!!
xoxo

Amber said...

I love these colours together! You look lovely :)

Becca said...

rachel, I'm lovin your happy vintage style.
and thanks for the music! it's always great to have new stuff to listen to :)

Abbie said...

You have an amazing blog! I hope you pick back up again ;)

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Lesley said...

That bright blue is gorgeous on you!!

Bruklyn Belle said...

This color combo is one of my favorites! Stunning!

xo, Bruklyn

lina said...

hi! i hope you are good. hope to hear what you are up to soon : )

lasophia said...

I love red and blue together. Looks very nice on you.

Sophia
http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

Kailey said...

Ahh, this is so gorgeous! I adore the colors *__*