Good morning, dear readers, it's Erica for this post. I want to share a easy and quick fix to a short dress. I think it's even a little vogue, especially with that bold colorblocking. :)
Do you see that rounded bar underneath the hemline of the first picture? That's where my knees hit—this dress was so short! I loved the cut and style, though… and it was only $18! So hard to resist, and with a little refashioning, totally feasible. ;)
I am going to compile my step-by-step photo tutorial into a slideshow (as I have done in the past), to save a little space!
Great!—9 steps to a new-refashioned dress! When you have a dress, skirt, top, etc., look for the potential in it to turn it into a fresh, modern piece that's still perfectly modest and becoming for a daughter of God. This dress sure possessed that potential. It already had a great neckline cut and wasn't overly fitted, snug, or tight either; and the fabric was fabulous: a fine, lustrous rayon in a lovely eggplant purple shade—stunning.
So, let's talk about the economics of this project.
- Dress | Old Navy | $18
- Scarf | T.J.Maxx | free (gift card covered it)
- Thread | gift from grandmother
Have fun with this one, my lovelies! I'd love to see your own pics too! (Instagram me!)
Your sister in Christ, Erica
I found this wonderful modesty quote on instagram a couple weeks ago and I just wanted to share it. It means so much to me and I know it will mean something to you! Blessings,
Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well! Today I am going to show you two ways to wear a smocked dress. Hope you enjoy!
The first way on the left is to wear it as a skirt with a simple t-shirt. The second way on the right is to wear it as a dress with a t-shirt underneath. These are two easy and simple ways to dress cool and airy for the hot summer heat. Have a great summer!
In His Love,
Hello everyone! This is Gracie! I hope you are all doing well! I wanted to share a modesty video that me and my best friend, Madison, from www.hope4thefuture.weebly.com, made. We spent a long time filming the video and editing it and we've gotten lost of positive feedback on the video so we hope you enjoy!
Greetings, my lovelies. I have for you today one of my latest creations: my 1950s-inspired, summer seersucker “picnic” dress. I call it my “picnic” dress because (and I have to tell you this because you can't tell from the picture) of the classic crimson and white striped seersucker I made it out of. It is so airy, flattering, vintage, and, well, just summer all summed up into a dress.—And I love to wear it with my sun hat for added vintage flare!
I feel so much like Audrey Hepburn in it. Especially when I pull my hair up into my hat for a faux-pixie look. Her era of clothing was probably my favorite, but it is really so hard to say, for I like many eras of style.
The pattern I used was Simplicity 3673. I modified it by adding inverted pleats instead of gathers at the bust and drafting my own petal-type cap sleeves, to preserve modesty. The sleeves help for coolness, since, if it were sleeveless (as it was originally), I would have to wear a tee-shirt underneath, and that would get quite hot after a while in Georgia heat.
It's also an incredibly versatile piece: wear a belt for a totally different twist; add a sun hat for vintage flare; conservative heels, flats, sandals—whatever suits you suits the dress; and a denim jacket looks great with it too. You can create so many different looks with one great dress—that's what I call prudent sewing!
That's all for now, many blessings to you, my dear sewing sisters.
Your sister in Christ, Erica
Pleasant afternoon greetings to you, my sisters; I trust you are having a lovely day. I wanted to do a sort of re-post of something I posted a while ago and then took off. You see, I am changing my style of doing things. Since I make clothes quite frequently, and have not a huge amount of time to model them for you, I have decided to simple share a few snapshots of them here and there modeled on my mannequin, Genevieve. That way, you can see more of what I make, rather than having to wait on me to make time to do it myself.
I know, quite a simple solution, right? Why didn't I think of it earlier? Well, that is one of those questions to which the answer is unknown. ;)
This 1940's-style “swing” dress is one of my favorites. It has a charming cut and shape, and it is an incredibly versatile pattern. Done up in a thick, luxurious velvet or wool, it makes an elegant formal piece. Corduroys and denims bring it down a to earth a bit. And that's just within the fall and winter range of fabrics. It makes for a lovely little light and summery dress out of crisp cottons, chambray, linens, seersuckers—you name it, the possibilities are endless!
This one I made out of a chunky amber corduroy. The wideness of the wale (unit in which corduroy lines are measured) of the corduroy gives it a decidedly more casual tone than a finer one would, in my opinion. I bought my fabric/notions through Fabric.com
and my pattern is from Sense & Sensibility Patterns
. However, I should mention that I altered the pattern by adding the sleeves of Colette Pattern's Licorice
dress to change up the look a bit. All in all, it was so much fun! :)
I must go now, many lovelies in the sewing world to you, my dear friends.
Your Sister in Christ, Erica
Hello everyone! This is Gracie! I hope you are all doing well. Today's post is going to be a $5 infinity scarf. I got two fleece scarfs at Walmart that were $5 each. The scarf needs to be at least 60" long so that the finished scarf will be able to do two loops around your neck. .
Hello everyone!!! its Gracie! Here is the long awaited pajama pants tutorial!!!!!
Hello again. I just wanted to share a quick little tutorial that anyone can do: lace inset. It
sounds and looks fancy, but is really quite simple. I'll show you my method, at least. ; )
ere's a simple regency dress I made (which I will blog about that later, I promise!), where
I added lace inset to the already graceful neckline. And, yes, I made this dress from a pattern by Sense and Sensibility Patterns
. The lace itself is the fancy part,
putting it on couldn't be easier!
: thread a small needle with a single strand of thread, the same color as the lace.
Then slip the needle under three or four of the grains of the fabric you are laying it over. Go
all around the exterior, one small stitch at a time. Don't worry, pop in a Your Story Hour
and you'll be done before you know it!
Your Sister in Christ, Erica
Hello Modest Modern Maiden viewers! This is Gracie, I wanted to show you a new circle skirt I made. It is so much fun to twirl in!! I love it! :)