Tuesday, June 3, 2014

an indie love affair with sbcc, bhl and tilly!

I wish I had been able to make more for Sewing Indie Month, as I would have loved to make another By Hand London Georgia Dress or tried something from DIY Dixie, but I guess travel and Me-Made-May got in the way a little. But don't be too disappointed! I do have something fun to show you to end Sewing Indie Month; playing with patterns and tutorials by Skinny Bitch Curvy Chick, By Hand London, and Tilly and the Buttons!

By Hand London Circle Skirt action shot! And in the background is my pretty fabric closet curtain. 

After my success with SBCC's Lemon Drop Top earlier this month, some folks suggested I try their Tonic T-shirt. And I thought, "how about pair it with a circle skirt? I've wanted to try the By Hand London Circle Skirt App! I could combine them to make a sleeveless red dress!" Well... that didn't work so well. The waistline would not lay right, and my added pleats to try to fix it only made it worse. 

It may look nice here on the hanger... but it's lying to you!

I was able to salvage the skirt using the waistband pattern piece from my Elle Pants, and learned that the Tonic T-shirt has a great fit, so I sewed a straight-up Tonic T-shirt in lovely black rayon jersey. I love this t-shirt pattern! But now my outfit needed something else.....

...like a matching Brigitte Scarf from Tilly and the Buttons! I was going to wear it as a cute headband, but once I added the shoes with this outfit I felt a ponytail bow was the perfect finishing touch! It has this fun 50's vibe! 

... or is it a little bit Drizella/Anastasia from Cinderella? :)

image souce:http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/File:Drizella-Anastasia-cinderella.jpg


  1. Hey, it's still Indie Pattern Month over at The Monthly Stitch! You still have time :)

    1. I wasn't familiar with The Monthly Stitch! Thanks!

  2. Both T-shirt and skirt look like a great fit. Shame about the dress though - looked great on the hanger! I had to laugh at the last photo. I loved Cinderella when I was younger!

    1. I was reviewing my photos for this post and bought... "This one looks awfully familiar..." Then it hit me! I laughed too and decided it had to go in... Even if it's not terribly flattering. :)