July 03, 2013

Playing in the studio

Taking full advantage of leftover studio time from a Chubby Cartwheels shoot I had my photographer and friend Nicole take some pics of a fun summer outfit I made last minute.
I bought 10 yards of black crushed velvet from Joanns at an incredible discount.  Originally $4.99 a yard but I had a 40% off coupon.  So needless to say I want to make everything out of black crushed velvet and I knew what I'd do for the first piece.  I really wanted a loose fitting babydoll dress for warm summer days so I took a pattern I copied from a friends dress, got rid of the sleeves, and sized it up for myself.  The end result was just as I wanted.  But it was missing something so I took some yellow and white daisies and sewed them on the collar for a smidge of color and 90's inspo.
Combining this dress with black lace leggings from my shop and leopard print high tops from forever 21 I felt like it was a fun outfit that was just my style.  I look like I belong in the Pac Northwest back in 93'.  Seattle baby.

OOTD Details-
Babydoll Dress- DIY (Fabric from Joann Fabrics)
Black Lace leggings- Chubby Cartwheels
Leopard High Tops- Forever21(get the look at these shops 1 & 2)

Photos by Nicole K

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  1. I want your entire outfit SO BAD.

  2. I wish I had your sewing skills, cause that dress is to die for! I want it so bad! :D You look beutiful!

    1. Thank you! I honestly started sewing with a cheap machine and just playing around with fabrics. Give it a shot! It's super fun and addicting once you start. :)

  3. Hi

    My name is Margarida and i´m from Portugal. I found your blog and I am in love with it:) You are an inspiration for me. Keep on the good work and keep bringing your ideas that are so nice :) Kisses

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  4. Please, please, please consider making the baby doll dresses for your shop! Black velvet - yes, yes, yes forever!

  5. Ooooooh that dress that dress that dress. I have been looking for something similar for ever. Why is it so hard to find basic but fun and fashionable pieces like that?

  6. Those tights are super awesome!