Monday, February 24, 2014

That Kate Middleton is a Real Fashion Icon...

I have another Kate Middleton look alike today.  This time I made it for me!

That Kate Middleton, I just love watching her style.  She also just seems to exude happiness.  Doesn't she?  I think she is one of the best examples of Audrey Hepburn's quote "a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear".  She just seems lovely.

This dress I am sharing today I originally saw on her in a beige/ivory lace combination.  Her's was long sleeved and her sash around her waist may not have been sewn in.

I made it in black, with the satin sash sewn in to make it stay in place easier.  I also shortened the sleeves from long to half length.

Here it is!

This particular lace was a corded lace.  It's BEAUTIFUL!  If only all lace you find at fabric stores could be like this…

I usually wear it with my favorite green statement necklace you saw in the post about my striped dress.  

And I pair it with my favorite pair of green heels.  I love heels.  I love green.  I have a hard time finding shoes in my size.  I also have a hard time finding shoes I like the looks of.  So these have become somewhat of a staple for some of my nicer dresses.  

Here is the back.

I also had the lace extend past the lining at the hemline to help show off the pretty lace.  I did the same at the sleeves, just not letting the lace extend as far.

A little up close of the hemline.

An up close of the gorgeous lace.  I just love love love this lace!  A lot!!!

Sadly however, I guess this lace was a one time deal.  So the store I got it at can't order in anymore.  I am really very sad about this!  I would have considered buying a whole roll of it if possible!  It's just that great!

Thanks again for stopping by!  

I wanted to share something about an upcoming project!  

Would any readers be interested in hearing about my favorite trick for getting a professional look to seams when sewing with knits?  

Also I am kind of new with my blog.  I need your help!

What do you think you'd be most interested in seeing?

Modest outfit ideas?

Sewing ideas?


Basic drafting your own pattern ideas?

Tips on choosing fabrics for sewing projects?

Here is where I am really hoping to hear from all of you!

What are your favorite things to see when you follow a crafting/sewing blog?

So if you would, can you all do me a favor, and leave me a comment telling me things you'd like to see!    I'd love to hear what you all have to say, and I'd love to hear what you'd all be most interested in.  :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day!



  1. I would love to see you design a modest (in every way) swimsuit. I love old fashion(retro) looks but have never found anything really modest.
    And I want to know prices on everything you post to see how much it would be if we wanted you to make us something.

    1. Thanks Jen! Swimsuits would be a good idea. What do you mean "modest in every way". Like are you talking one pieces? No tankinis, or just modest as in covers well and if it's a tankini stays down. Also what era for retro stuff?! I love retro! I will work on getting prices posted! Thanks!

  2. Love the dress Emily! Keep up the good work!

  3. I think it would be really fun to see some cute little girls outfits you could make that are modest. You know, maybe some spring dresses that actually have sleeves so you don't have to search for a sweater to go with them. I know 2 little girls who would love to be models! Hee heee! Or I'm sure you have cute little nieces too.

    1. Kids clothes would be fun! Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Oh, yeah, prices would be a good thing too :)

  5. I just love seeing you in the beautiful clothes you design, I'm so impressed! I love the modest dresses.

  6. Emily, I just happened upon your little blog from Make it and love it! Your designs are AMAZING, I would wear any of them in a heart-beat! And blogging is the best, I have been blogging for over 5 years now and I have learned a lot!! If you ever have any questions message me, I would love to share what I have learned so far.

    I would love to see you post tutorials, and drafting basics. I do quite a bit of sewing but I have only made myself a dress once and it wasn't easy!! Your dress ideas remind me of ShabbyApple (she started designing and making modest dresses like you). I look forward to seeing all that you have to share! And if you ever want to guest post on my blog just let me know, I would love to spotlight you and your amazing talent!

    Here's my craft blog:


  7. Hi, I came over after Ashley on Make It Love It linked to your (gorgeous!) striped dress -- I LOVE this look (and totally girl-crush Kate Middleton, her style is fantastic)! I would love to see what you sew, especially along these "modest" lines -- and any tutorials would be bonus! I'll admit that I'm the worst at following patterns, though :D, which is totally necessary for silhouettes like this, I know, gah. Patience, I need to learn! Keep up the good work :)