Wednesday, June 8, 2016

If It Ain't Got That Swing...

This past Sunday I really wanted to try out a skirt that I don't usually make. I've been seeing a lot of circle skirts being worn online, and I was even contacted to make 3 different ones. I've never really made circle skirts for me to wear because of my small frame. A circle maxi skirt is a LOT of fabric to wear on someone my size. Then, I remembered the half circle skirt. It was the perfect choice. A lot of volume and fullness, but not as much fabric as using a full circle. I absolutely LOVE how these skirts turned out! I made Bug's skirt a full circle skirt because I had enough left over fabric to do so, and I also just wanted to see this gorgeous print in a full circle skirt as well. I thought that we would be wearing orange tops with brown accessories, but Beauty Bug had another idea in mind for what she would wear. She was adamant about wearing pink. Just pink. She didn't want any accessories, just that pink shirt. As shocked as I was, I was also impressed. She's 3 and she's already getting her sense of style. I can't wait to see how it develops. <3

























Friday, April 8, 2016

Easter 2016

I found this awesome fabric at Hobby Lobby and had the greatest idea for it. You all know how much I'm a fan of stripes and floral prints, so to find fabric that combined the two sent me over the moon! I quickly snatched it up and purchased my 4 yards at the register.


I had the grand idea, that Bug and I would have matching dresses from this fabric. Yeah, the idea of it was grand. I got home and started working on it, and I was mortified when I put it on. I looked like a child. Like the taller version, of my soon to be 4 year old daughter. I'm 30 years old. I need to look like an adult and this, by far, was not it!







 This made me realize, although I love dressing alike with my daughter, I don't need to dress like my daughter. I will from now on, do more styles where I use the same fabric for us, but the styles of the dresses are different. I like this better because we get to express individuality; and I also get to expand my sewing capabilities. Not to mention I'll be able to  look like an adult.

 I ended up making us matching pleated tea length skirts. I LOVE tea length skirts now, which is odd because when I was younger I didn't at all. I didn't see the point of them. I went to H and M and bought us French blue button down tops to bring out the blue flowers in the fabric. For accessories, Bug is wearing a gingham bowtie, which is actually a hair bow. Sometimes you need to think outside of the box. :) For me, I found a lovely pearl tie in Burlington Coat Factory. I've had it for almost 2 years and I have never worn it. I was actually looking for my pearl and chain necklace and couldn't find it. It's a good thing I didn't because the pearl tie was what made me even like the outfit. *sidenote: I usually hate everything that I make at first.*I've decided to take the bodice of the dress and add something to it so I can wear it as a top instead. I'll figure that out at a later date. :)







    

Monday, March 14, 2016

It's been a long time...

My goodness I didn't realize just how long it has been since I last made an entry on the blog. I sincerely apologize for my absence. There has been a lot happening in the Beauty Bug Closet world. Some of it good, and some of it absolutely devastating. Although I haven't been active on the blog, I definitely have been active on both the Facebook and the Instagram accounts. I will most definitely be making a better effort when it comes to the blog. I have some time that has freed up, so I will be able to blog more frequently. We are doing some new things here in the Beauty Bug's Closet world, and I wouldn't dare leave any of you out of it. New looks are coming to the blog VERY soon, and great news, we have also began selling items! Talk to you soon! :)  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

My Sister in Winter White

With Spring just around the corner, in 2 days thank you LORD, I had to post this picture of a dress that I made for my sister. It's the Winter White dress. Hey, I still have 2 days left right? LOL This was made before she was pregnant with baby number 2. :) We wanted her dress to stand out for our New Years service at church because her husband was the keynote speaker of that service. Now you can't see it., but her dress is white and silver pinstripe fabric. It is so beautiful in person! She wore it so elegantly. She paired it with some gorgeous silver heels that I wanted to take but alas, we don't wear the same size. Unfortunately we had to take pictures in the bathroom, but because no one was in there, we got to play around a little. I hope you like it as much as we did. :)



Orange and Purple High Low Dress

Hello everyone! I really wanted a high low dress, but I didn't want the typical high in the front, low in the back style. So I opted to make this little number for Beauty Bug and myself. The fabric was purchased so long ago, that I don't remember the type of fabric it is unfortunately. It's a knit fabric and I suspect it is a spandex blend of some sort. I feel in love with the deep orange color and knew immediately that I wanted to accessorize it with purple. Making it was super easy. I put a bodice pattern on the fold of my fabric and extended it outward and down starting from a little bit below the underarm hole. I then cut it into the high low style of my choice, which is high in the front and back, and low on the sides. It was a hit at church, and I plan on making several more.






Monday, March 2, 2015

Gingham Style!

I've been in love with gingham print for quite some time. Recently, I've been looking online at pattern mixing/pattern blocking. It's like all of those color block outfits we've been seeing to much of, but instead of blocking colors you block the patterns. Like wearing stripes with polka dots or chevron and houndstooth together. The more I research this trend, the more I fall in love!! I decided that Beauty Bug and I needed some pattern blocking in our lives. I made us some black and white Gingham circle skirts, striped knit shirts, and little polka dot pin ons. I played it safe and stayed in the same color family. I knew we already had 3 different patterns going on, so I didn't want us to look too crazy by adding a lot of colors as well. The circle skirts are lightly pleated, and what I mean by that is, I only added one pleat to both skirts. I made the waists on both skirts just a little too big. the skirts have an invisible zipper enclosure on one side, and they both have a 2 inch waist band. The skirts are also made of wool. My top is made from a black and white stretch knit that I had at home and it's completely see through, so I had to double the fabric and still ended up wearing a black camisole under it. We loved our outfits yesterday! More pattern blocking is in our immediate future. :)







Every Girl Needs a Leopard Print Dress

My beautiful niece came to me and let me know that she loved the floral skater dress that I made for Beauty Bug last week. She loved it so much, that she wanted one for herself. The only problem was, I was all out of the floral fabric. I sent her some pictures of fabric that I have and we settled on this pretty leopard print knit fabric. I bought it from Hobby Lobby and I bought all that they had. You guys know how much I love leopard print. LOL So I got to work and made this cute little number and, if I may say so myself, my niece knocked it out of the park! She really brought it to life! They say accessories make the outfit, and they were so right! She paired the dress with a cute gold and black metallic belt, full low hanging necklace, and some super cute black spiked stiletto booties. I couldn't be more proud. LOL! You'll be seeing more of her on the blog for sure. :)