Friday, May 8, 2009


Court sent this to me this morning, posted from paperpony.  I love the wrap waist and the v-neck, though maybe not THAT much V.  And I love the mandarin style collar.  Take out some of the ruffles (maybe just 1 row?) and the sleeves though.  I'm a swimmer, I certainly don't need my shoulders to look wider than they are.  But a simple sleeveless style, that looks nice.  Try it, put your fingers up on the picture covering the sleeves.  Nice, right?

Friday, May 1, 2009


I think I am in love. With a pattern maker and her patterns! Colette Patterns is a Portland, OR based business that creates beautiful patterns of dresses and skirts with a decidedly vintage influence.

Bex has shown interest in two of the patterns, either of which could be easily lengthened to create her wedding dress:

The Chantilly has beautiful folds and a gracefully swooping neckline

The Eclair is a strapless gem with a back tie and pockets!

I can't wait to add these patterns to my stash!