Thursday, January 23, 2014

April Rhodes "Getting PEPy with GLITZ!"

YAY! Lucky me.. I got my hands on some Glitz by Michael Miller,  just pre-release, and oh how I love it!! I thought it would make such a great New Years Peplum Party Dress so I whipped up this one for NYE... and of course Amanda looked incredible in it, not to mention the fun we had dancing around at the Hart and Honey studio!

The gold glittery print is perfect for the girly swing of the skirt and romantic shape of the hemline... I wish I could get all dolled up and wear it everyday. Sadly, I must except my reality, I'm a momma, and date nights, though we try to have them regularly, don't often call for this level of dressy.
If only I was a little girl.. I could wear gold dots everyday!!!! 
Ah-ha!! A mini me!!
It just might be true, that the only thing better than being a little girl, is living vicariously through one. In "fashion sense" that is! 

[Hey. Don't get any ideas! I'm still a maker of women's wear sewing patterns.] 

This being said, I had to try my hand at a mini version!  and again, lucky me, Michael Miller sent just enough of the Quarter Dot Pearlized in Confection to cut out a tiny second dress. My "mini me" wanted her Party Dress to look just like the big one. 

After I made it, I had to put on the original to play dress-up with these cuties. It was an entirely different setting than the grown up studio in my last journal post, but every bit as fun!!

We giggled and shared the dress with one of my daughter's best buddies. I only wish I'd had the time to make another before her mom, Suzanne, snapped these photos of us. They would've made some seriously cute twinsies!!


*All photography is by Suzanne Gipson

The 2 girls agreed with me that the Confetti Border Pearlized in Mist would also make a darling dress!! 

Now I just need to get cutting...

Happy GLITZy Sewing,

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