At first, I wasn't super pleased with this dress, but then Morgan put it on and I fell in love with it. I just keep envisioning her walking down the streets of France, eating macaroons, and window shopping in this dress.
This is one of my first creations, and probably my most worn creation. It is seriously the most comfortable dress in the world. It feels like I am wearing my pjs all day long.
We took these pictures up in the mountains, and this spot couldn't have been more perfect. We almost cancelled our photo shoot because it was sprinkling outside, but we decided to try it out anyways. So glad we did, because the rain cleared up and the lighting was seriously incredible.
I am incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to intern for Brittany Jepsen over at The House That Lars Built for the summer, and even more lucky to have gotten to attend the Midsummer Mingle last month. We spent many long hours making this event as magical as it was. Everyone that attended was asked to wear their summer whites, and since I didn't own a single white dress, I knew I had to make one! I am so in love with the way it turned out.
I almost didn't add the trim to the collar, but I am so glad I did.
Over the past year, I have had a pretty big obsession with stripes. The other day I was looking through my closet and probably a third of my clothes are striped. So it should be no surprise that this dress is my all time favorite thing I have ever designed and made. Like, I still can't get over it...and from what I hear, neither can anyone else.
Originally, I was going to use a bright floral fabric for the yoke and the hems, but I just couldn't find the right fabric. I am so glad I didn't because it turned out so much better than I planned.
For the past couple of months I have been thinking a lot about embroidering things. When I was about 10 years old, my mother got me started on embroidery. On road trips and summer afternoons, I would add tiny little stitches to my "horse and flowers" embroidery pattern. To this day, I still haven't finished it. :) While I was back home in Texas last month, I decided that I had to embroider something. So I found THIS pattern on Pinterest and got to work. Obviously it isn't the best, as I just made it up as I went, but I am so in love with it.
After I finished, I wasn't really sure what to do with it. Then the idea came. A pocket! I had already been sewing cute pockets onto men's shirts that I had thrifted, so I thought this would be the perfect way to showcase my little flowers.
The blue fabric is from a fabric store in NYC. Sorry, I can't remember which one... I am sad I only bought one yard because I want to make a million things with it, but at the same time, I am glad I only got enough for half a shirt, because of the whole color block thing I ended up doing. The yellow fabric is a linen that I got on sale from Joanns.