maya mori

in the midst…


2 Comments

the dress

I just finished sewing myself a dress!  I haven’t felt the desire to sew for myself in a long time. Mainly because my body has changed so much in the last 4 years, being pregnant twice and nursing.  I have also been so busy designing and sewing for Frankie & Coco PDX that I haven’t had much time.  I have been saving 3 yards of the most beautiful vintage silk print, given to me years ago by my dear friend Jen.  She has a remarkable eye, is a fantastic seamstress & knitter and inspires me daily.  You can check out her projects at Creating Bits of Envy.

I decided to use a Simplicity pattern and switched a few things to make it more my own.  I was nervous to cut into this fabric, but I’m so glad I did!  It turned out really lovely and fits perfectly.  I will have to post a picture of myself wearing it eventually.  I absolutely love the pleated sleeves and that it has pockets!

silk dress

silk dress necklinesilk dress sleeve

Advertisements


1 Comment

KCW / Spring 2013 / Day Three

The KCW challenge is moving along.  I ended up cutting out a simple dress and getting it all finished in a little over an hour late last night.  I used another vintage pattern and a mod white & gold abstract vintage print.  I am absolutely loving the bow! Frankie and I went on an early morning walk and took some cute pics.  Mod Dress / KCW 2013

P1090152

P1090161

P1090172

P1090175

P1090177


2 Comments

KCW / Spring 2013 / Day Two

Yikes!  Tuesday was so busy, I barely finished the dress.  The skirt came together pretty easily and the pleating looks really great.  I hand finished the neck and sleeves and then was so tired that I decided to roll hem the bottom on the serger.  Frankie woke up this morning and was delighted!  After dropping off her older brothers at school, we came home and had a little photo shoot.KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

KCW Day 2 - Frankie Dress

KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress

KCW Spring 2013 - Frankie DressKCW Spring 2013 - Frankie Dress


4 Comments

Creative Therapy…Day 2 and Day 3

After cutting out so many cute things on Day 1, I was really excited to start sewing. Unfortunately, I woke up on Tuesday really, really sick. Working that day was painful, slow and unproductive. Luckily, I felt a bit better on Wednesday and finished the first two dresses. The Frida pattern by Modkid is adorable and came together really easily. Frankie loves them both, but prefers the butterfly!

20121012-124639.jpg

20121012-124652.jpg

20121012-124708.jpg

20121012-124721.jpg

20121012-124737.jpg

20121012-124756.jpg