Novelty prints are so much fun to wear because they scream, hey I like this. Whether it be fabric with pizza, dogs, tacos, cats, unicorns, beer or licensed prints they can spark conversion. A lot of my events are in the summer where I can be found sewing outside at festivals. I have been making novelty dresses for a while now so I felt it was round up time!
I decided to design one of those oversized dresses out of Maker Maker linen fabric by Sarah Golden. After posting it on Facebook I got a lot of feedback that it was not flattering. I took it in a slight bit but kept it large. I designed this dress with matching bags.
Not all of my novelty dresses are sewing related. I have made dresses with cats, dogs, cooking and Japanese themes.
This was one of my first demo dresses from my Hancock Fabric employee days, 2005. It was a McCalls pattern cover print from the 1950s.
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Behind the scenes~
I have been studying minimalism so I bought myself a new desk. The idea is to let things go that mean nothing to you and replace them with things that bring you joy. I live in a little house and so far I have let 10 pieces of furniture go and only brought one in.
My last photography class with Crystal Black was last week. I highly recommend this rosewood class. As soon as I get some time I want to practice all I have learned.
Last I had the pleasure of making Krystal Walker a dress replica. While in Paris she saw a Dior dress she loved and asked if I could replicate the style in a thick soft knit.
Thank you for reading,
Dream it, Sew it!
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