Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dare to Design #2

Dress Design for Shabby Apples Dresses

This is my faux wrap dress because I hate when the real deal flies open as I'm walking across a busy street! So the bodice starts off as a surplice top, ending just under the bust. All wrap style lines end at the side seam so the dress remains un-bulky. There is a small mandarin collar the stands just behind the neck. The shoulders are accentuated with small round patches of the green poplin for a look of power. The skirt looks like it is several layers without the "fly away" look. The "layers" are attached just at the hem of the printed fabric and the skirt yoke in the poplin is also attached making one streamline pencil skirt with a cute kick pleat in the back seam. The waist is cinched with a removable elastic belt that clasps in the front with a sliding "knot" to cover the clasp. The dress is made of a cotton shirting on the thicker side witha repeating green, teal and yellow leaf print. The pencil skirt hem hits just above the knees.

Dare to Design #1

Dress Design for Shabby Apple Dresses

This slinky number is made from smooth and shiny jersey knit, preferably cotton, and trimmed in stretch cotton sateen. I like to play with texture on dresses this simple so I added 3 large pleats at one shoulder to give the top of the dress a little "blousiness" and three more at the waist for a little flare in the skirt. The waist is cinched with an elastic waistband that again adds to teh texture. The boat neckline and hemline give the illusion of a slip peaking through with the faux second layer of the black sateen. The cap sleeves are also cuffed with the sateen. Hem hits right at the knees.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


I love when I have sales minutes after I post new items! Sold the red ruffly suede bracelet last night! YEY!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Store Update - New Bracelets!

I made 7 new bracelets today! I wish we had more 3-day weekends so I could keep being this productive! I also made a cute vest thingy today that I'll post tomorrow as I was too excited about flowering up these bracelets to even think about it. I spent a few hours Sunday layering and stitching up the fabric poppies that I LOVE so damn much. I especially love my stud setter!