Thursday, August 30, 2012

Too Young

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Portland, July 2012

Louis from France.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer necklace & TEN High Waisted Brief from Lille. Mom's sunglasses. Hot pink lipstick. Anthropologie bustier. 

Friday, August 17, 2012


Ryan Rivadeneyra, the Artist

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I slaved away on this little number for a few days at Modern Domestic before taking off for Barcelona. The pattern (Peony by Colette Patterns) was really great, though I did end up lowering the neckline, making some dart adjustments, and lengthening the bodice. This feather silk required tons of tedious hand basting, but made sewing it so much easier in the end. It was my go-to fancy occasion dress while abroad!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Meeting Yasmine Eslami

I feel so lucky to have met Yasmine Eslami in Paris this past May. She is an incredibly sweet woman, and her studio is extraordinarily pink. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Another sewing project that kept me glued to the machine for a few days. Stumbled upon this fabric at Fabric Depot's big sale and fell for the teal/ivory wave combo. I love the low back of this dress, pumpkin bias trim, and wooden buttons. There are a few things that need attention if I make this gal again: a dart adjustment (they fall just below my apex), shorter straps (the bias tape stretched out after one wear), and lastly, I need to either add a few snaps on the skirt overlap or wear a half-slip because a few lucky folks got a free panty show 'round town. All in all, though, it is exactly what I envisioned when I picked up this fabric.

Friday, August 10, 2012

I have been extremely content staying locked up in my room sewing these past few weeks. Yesterday I made two pencil skirts from this awesome vintage floral fabric I found last summer (winter?). The first one was gifted to my roommate, Cintamani, who is also awesome and received a double syllable "daaaammmmnnn" from her boyfriend while wearing it. I tweaked the pattern a bit and made a second one for myself. Now we just need to make sure we don't leave the house wearing it on the same days.

Costa Brava, Spain June 2012


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Chie Mihara's Studio

I met Chie Mihara in Elda, Spain and wrote about it for Life in Lingerie

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Finally getting back into the swing of making pretty things. This is my favorite pair of pasties yet. Buy them here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Windows of Aveiro, Portugal April 2012


Porto, Portugal April 2012