UrbanDictionary.com defines the term “Frankenpattern” as: frankenpattern To pattern using multiple styles and mis-matched pattern pieces. The end result is a combination of the garments that leaves the patternmaker horrified as to how it was put together, but usually no one else knows that from the end result. (phew!) Also see – Nashion. They asked me to Frankenpattern a… Continue reading Frankenpatterned Bruyerevilles… or Would it be Granyeres?
Woo-hoo, it’s my favorite time of year! I love all the holiday cheer, comfort food, and being able to get away with wearing a velvet dress! That’s right, I’ve got another post over at the Cali & Co blog and it’s all about this green velvet piece of heaven! Go check out all the details… Continue reading A Very ’90s Holiday Dress
It’s finally here! The Day and Night Dress Challenge is well under way and it’s my turn to share what I made! The Day Dress I bring you my very first Grainline Alder shirtdress! I’ve had my eye on this pattern for a while and finally bought it during their 2016 Black Friday sale. I… Continue reading The Day and Night Dress Challenge – Reveal!
It’s official, spring is here! And with it comes beautiful weather and windstorms of pollen and dust – wonderful for those of us with allergies and asthma. But I suppose it’s better than being stuck in a polar vortex of snowy doom, amirite? To celebrate spring (and because I need more cute dresses in my… Continue reading The “SPRING IS HERE!” Dress
Spring is in the air, and what better way to welcome it than another maxi dress? I swear I should be the poster-child for McCall’s maxi dress pattern – this is my third! However, I decided to shake things up a bit and Frankenpattern this one. I find the second maxi dress I made from… Continue reading Peacock Maxi Dress
The weather has been in the 70’s here in Tucson, AZ lately so I guess that means it’s ummm…winter? We had a very mild winter last year and it looks like the same will happen again this year. Sorry for all of you who are suffering through the Polar Vortex yet again while we have… Continue reading Arizona Summer (Winter?!) Dress
Trends. There are some trends that I won’t touch with a 10-foot pole (sorry, Peter-Pan collars) and there are some that I’ll jump all over. When the song, “What Does the Fox Say?” came out, foxes instantaneously became trendy. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of the song, but I am grateful that a cute… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: What Does the Dress Say?
Happy Monday, y’all! … OK, Monday may not be the happiest day of the week but I’m pretty darn happy about this finished dress: This is actually a Franken-pattern where I took 2 different McCall’s patterns and merged them into something even better. Sometimes a pattern is cute, but needs a little more tweaking to… Continue reading Dress of all Things ROCK