Project Sewn Theme 2

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Aloha! I know I'm not in the Project Sewn competition anymore, but I'm going to keep sewing along anyways. One, because I bought the fabric and patterns for all the looks and they are garments that I would make with or without Project Sewn. Two, because so many of you said you would like to see what I planned on doing, which made me really happy! I may or may not post at the same time as the PS competition (it's awesome not having deadlines!), but eventually I will blog about them.

This is my take on floral. I have been hoarding this fun cotton fabric from Mood for the last year, waiting for the perfect pattern to pair it with. I found that pattern in Emery, one of my favorite dress patterns. If you recall, I made it once before, so the second time around was a breeze to sew.

I made the same changes as my first version (narrow shoulder adjustment and shortened bodice, but other than that nothing differed from the original pattern. By the way, the pattern is currently 30% off, so if you have been debating buying it then I would do it ASAP to get in on that discount.

You can never go wrong with a dress with pockets.

Some of these photos are a crack up! Below each, I have shared my photo inspiration. Oh, my friend Shannon of Moore Photography took all of these photos (she's the one that took photos for my Edie look) the same day that she photographed my first look. I worked ahead of schedule just to make sure Shannon could do both. When I have an opportunity to work with her I take full advantage! :)

 The Marilyn.

The House of Pinheiro. 

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the new Colette book and two yards of knit fabric. The contest ends tonight. Later homies!

68 comments :

  1. such a gorgeous print!! I finally bought Emery yesterday! yay :) She looks fabulous on you. Love your photos and captions, too funny :)

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  2. So sad you got kicked out of Project Sewn. Your style is so fun!

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  3. Mancunian VintageMay 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    Lovely print - looks fab!

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  4. great dress, so fun and chic - and it works really well the way you've styled it.

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  5. Stunning print. This looks awesome on you.

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  6. Pretty, love the print. The colors looks great on you!

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  7. wow, fabulous print and dress. Looks amazing.

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  8. Your photos and captions are spot on! So fun! And I absolutely adore this print!

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  9. What a great print! This is so summery and fun!

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  10. Looks great! I'm happy you're still sharing your projects, I loved your first entry too!

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  11. Wow! I love this dress! It's so gorgeous! I love your pictures too!

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  12. hehe you're too funny! I love your poses :) This dress is gorgeous and the colors suit you so well! I'm not sure what you'd call this fiery, summery, floral-y, color palette but you need more of it in your life if I may be so bold ;P

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  13. Gorgeous!!!! That fabric is perfect for the beautiful Emery. I'm so glad you continue playing along!

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  14. yesyesyes this dress is EDIBLE!!! i was really wishing for more bright florals in the last round--this is absolutely gorgeous and so much FUN.

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  15. This dress is AMAZING! Those colors are WOW - I LOVE it!!! :)

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  16. So pretty! I love the large scale floral and non-cutesy color palette.
    PS - I watched The Factory Girl the other night! It was a great bio pic and the costumes were awesome. I didn't feel like Edie Sedgwick came off and especially sympathetic, but she certainly lived an interesting life!

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  17. A Stitching OdysseyMay 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    It's beautiful Erin, that floral print is divine!!!

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  18. This dress is just killing me, perfect fabric and perfect pattern!

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  19. LOVE the dress! That fabric is super adorable, super

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  20. lifeinamadshouseMay 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Gorgeous! The bold color palette is amazing. (Also, your lipstick--YES.)

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  21. LOVE!!! They wouldn't have thrown you out for this one!!1 Great print and yes, Emery is a fun pattern

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  22. I love this one as much as your Edie look as well. Orange is my favorite, and as a base for lush garden? I would have voted for this one at least ten times too.

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  23. Oooh this would have been my favourite in Project Sewn if you were still there. I love the colours - so pretty.

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  24. I love love love your fabric choice! Excellent dress -you did an awesome job!

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  25. I had no idea the Emery was 30% off- I'm running to grab one!

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  26. Lovely

    SSB. https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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  27. aaaaah so pretty. I was really sad to see you go from project sewn so this is a great way to still see your interpretations of the challenges! I entered my shirtdress in the linky party :-)

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  28. www.tresbienensemble.comMay 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    This is gorgeous! I'm so glad you're continuing to sew with the challenges, because you make beautiful things! Looking at this dress makes me happy. I can't imagine how happy you must feel wearing it! :-D

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  29. I love it. And it reminds me that YOU were the one who got me to try Emery when I saw your great version walking down the streets of Paris!!!! The colors in this fabric are wow! They make me smile.....

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  30. This is so lovely!! I just love you in bright colors! And your posing is spot on!

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  32. That is such a cute dress! I love that fabric so much. So bright and happy! I plan to keep sewing along for the next challenge if I don't make it through...I'm glad that you are continuing along as well!

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  33. I LOVE this dress on you! Sorry to see you're not in PS anymore - I voted for you! - but I'm glad we get to see your other makes. xo!

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  34. Thanks, Angela! And that's so awesome that you voted for me!!!! XOXO!!

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  35. Thanks, Christie! I LOVED your take on floral. I was showing you off to my husband and he said, "she MADE that jacket?!!?" Your whole look was so amazing!

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  36. Thanks, Sallie! Part of me wants to wear black all day every day, but then I see such pretty fabric and I throw that idea right out the window.

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  37. Did you sew Emery yet? Are you as obsessed with it as I am? :)

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  38. Thank you for the sweet words! xoxo!

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  39. Thanks, Kate! It's pretty bright, but I figure that it will be a good summer dress!

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  40. Thank you! The lip color is a blend of an orange lip liner and a magenta lipstick.

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  41. I wish I bought more of the fabric, my only regret!

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  42. I DID!!!!! And because of her instructions I sewed the first invisible zipper that didn't make me crazy. I made it in a wool/cotton Liberty Lantana (Strike) and put elbow length sleeves on it. It ended up being just a little tighter than I wanted but the bodice lining fabric is kind of a crappy cotton voile and it didn't have any glide, so....I'm going to do that again. I can't believe I haven't made a second one but I have some black rayon coming and while I know it's crazy to make such a happy dress in black, I keep having these visions of walking down the street in the NC humidity wearing my drapey black Emery with strappy sandals and white sunglasses. We shall see!!!!!

    Actually, right now I'm wearing a tunic made from the same material you made your Emery in! Connection!!!

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  43. Isn't she fascinating?!!? I think Sienna Miller and the rest of the cast did such a good job! Even though Edie's personal choices aren't choices that I would have made, I can't help but be so intrigued by her. I don't know what it is!

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  44. I think a black version would be so chic. You should totally do it!


    Which Emery, the black and yellow or floral? Because I'm going to be super jealous if you got that red floral fabric! I wish I bought more!

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  45. Thank you, Marcy! Coming from you, Queen of gorgeous and fun, that really means a lot! xoxo

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  46. Thank you! I think I will get a lot of wear out of it this summer :)

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  47. I can't wait to see your photos! I know your dress will be lovely, like everything you make :)

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  48. Not to worry -- the black and yellow. I hate when I don't buy enough fabric -- for some reason, I always think if the fabric is 60" I can scrape by with 2 yards. No. No. No. Maybe you can find it somewhere else????

    Sometimes I find last season's fabrics on FabricMart or Denver Fabrics -- I keep seeing a certain Marc Jacobs there....I know it's incredibly time consuming but who knows? It's pretty great, by the way. Really happy fabric for a very happy making dress. Everyone should have an Emery.

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