I worked on a series of a few dresses falling into a shift dress line and I will slowly be sharing each one with you. In case you didn’t know, the shift dress has a pretty basic shape and a distinct set of characteristics. Shift dresses are characterized by a classic silhouette usually being sleeveless, having no defined waist, and stopping about the knee. They definitely make for the perfect mini and are very feminine.
KTReed has long been one of my biggest sources of inspiration. From her feminine, fun and flirty designs to her sewing studio, I just take it all in.
I was super excited to get my hands on one of her pieces and my favorite thing about this skirt is definitely the button details. I get to control exactly how much or how little leg I want to share.
In case you didn’t know, Suriname is to the east of Guyana. A little history – Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana were all called Guiana a very long time ago but then the different European monarchies came to an agreement and split the country up into three – Dutch, British, and French Guianas. Eventually, British Guiana acquired their independence becoming Guyana and Dutch Guyana became Suriname after their independence. Each speaks their language of their last reigning crown.
I am super excited to share this outfit post with you. I fell in love with this print that I found back in January but I wouldn’t allow myself to buy it until I figured out exactly what I wanted to make out of it. I didn’t want to add it to the pile of fabric I already have stored up in my sewing room that I haven’t yet figured what sort of garment it should become.
So, when Gossip Girl, the show, made it’s debut back in 2007 I had already read all of the books by Cecily Von Ziegesar – I am pretty sure I still butcher that name. When the show aired I had to watch it after being an avid reader of the books. I was a teenager, just about their age but not living in New York with all of that privilege or the lack of parental supervision. I decided to rewatch the series (while I sewed or did other creative projects) late last year and finished binge watching it a few weeks ago.
There were a number of things that stood out to me, either for making no sense or just being so great.