Sunday, August 31, 2014

Colorblocked Maxi Dress DIY

So I'm still stuck on maxi dresses because they are so comfortable and work is business-casual (with a slight emphasis on the casual since jeans and button-downs are very common).  I've been wearing them on an almost constant rotation with blazers, sweaters, and cardigans whilst feeling like I'm lounging around in pajamas.  Nothing beats cranking on Excel in pajamas - I'm only kind of kidding.  :)

Anyhoo, I've been churning them out like a madwoman and this week was no exception.  To break it up a little, I colorblocked and made the hem asymmetrical.

Difficulty: Easy

Time: ~1.5 - 2 hours

Materials: ~2 yards knit fabric A + 3/4 yd knit fabric B for the hem colorblocking

Pattern: Modified neck and hem from the Draped Maxi Dress Tutorial.  The hem looks asymmetrical when wearing, but you can see in the above that it actually is a straight hem.  I cut more flow starting under the bust so that it would drape longer on each side for a little visual interest.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Anniversary & Appreciation Giveaway

4 years ago, I haphazardly wandered into blogging and was floored by the sense of community I found.   Readers and bloggers alike made me feel so welcome - I will be forever grateful for the kindness you've all shown me.  As a token of my appreciation, I'd like to hold a giveaway for a custom-made, knee-length, pleated navy chevron skirt as shown below:

This skirt will be custom made to your waist size and length using 100% cotton / machine-washable fabric.  Once measurements have been communicated, please allow 3-4 weeks for skirt construction.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. To enter, simply leave a comment below with either your email OR Twitter / Instagram username.
  2. For a bonus entry, leave a comment on what you'd like to see on the blog.  Could be a DIY / tutorial project or any feedback you may have.
  3. I will randomly select a winner on September 24th.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me to claim the skirt.  If unclaimed, I will draw another winner.  
  4. This giveaway is open to all readers domestic or international.

Thank you and good luck!
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