Friday, July 29, 2011

Firecracker

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This week I finished a blouse that I have been working on for 3 weeks. It was a little more advance than what I was sewing before and I used a new slippery fabric that made sewing more of a challenge. Also, it took almost 3 full hours just to cut out the pattern- crazy! I'm so glad I decided to take on this blouse because I learned so much! I learned how to make pleats and sew a princess seam, things I didn't know how to do before.

These sewing classes were taken at Sew LA- I've been going there for a couple months now and they are awesome! This particular class was taught by the talented Christine Haynes- she's actually trying to kickstart her new line of sewing patterns!! Help her reach her goal of $6,500 to launch her adorable patterns here.

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The fabric sorta reminds me of firecrackers and the 4th of July. I guess I'm a little late as 4th of July was almost a month ago- but hey! Maybe next year I can wear it!
Outfit Details:
Skirt- Urban Outfitters
Purse- by Hobo from Nordstrom
Shoes- by Report from Nordstrom

I love this blouse so much that I may just make another one. Have you done something that was challenging but then you were glad that you did it?

17 comments:

Style Journey said...

Kudos to your! This blouse is awesome! And paired with that skirt your whole outfit is just perfection!

Heather

chantilly said...

aww, these photos look like so much fun! congrats on the blouse, looks like you did a great job :)

xx

christine said...

hi Tammy!
yay!!! looks awesome and I'm so glad you finished it! good luck with the party dress :)
xoxo
Christine

taimitogetdressed said...

Just found your blog! Excited to read more :)

I love the color of that skirt! Such a cute outfit.

Taimi @ TaimiToGetDressed

Notes She Wrote said...

wow! they blouse looks great!! I can't believe you sewed that. I need to learn how to sew.....
anyway, I'm impressed! :)



Notes She Wrote

vintageglammz said...

Impressive! Wow, you are talented Tammy. It's a great blouse and I love the print. It looks incredible with the red pleated skirt. The pictures remind me of fiesta time - festive!

kristin said...

Wow, that's awesome! Great job! I love the pattern and details on the top.

Your whole outfit is super cute. How long ago did you get that skirt? I love it!

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

Thanks Jen! That's so funny because I'm throwing Tad a fiesta-themed bday party tomorrow!!
Kristen- I got the skirt maybe 3 months ago- it was on sale for 19 bucks!

kelli said...

it's a gorgeous blouse! great job!

Jinling Jade said...

i've attempted sewing many times! but i always just end up throwing my pieces out because they end up so dodgy but great work! love the pattern and the red skirt

http://jadedsights.blogspot.com/
xx

The Cookie Button said...

I love EVERYTHING about this outfit! The colours are just magical :)

Jaclyn said...

Cute outfit, I love the pattern on your top and the little puffy sleeves are such a great touch. Fun photos too.

odessa said...

ah, i love that blouse! the sleeves are really sweet. i wish i could sew.

Tammy (Marshmallow Dreams) said...

Thank you everyone! I'm currently working on a new dress and I can't wait to show you when I'm done!
Odessa- you should look up classes in SF! I just learned 2 months ago and I love it :)

odessa said...

tammy, i'm already taking ballet and japanese classes 2x a week..i don't know if i can fit it all in. haha. someday...:)

wafflegarden said...

wow the fact that you made your own shirt is amazing

Molly at Anthromollogies said...

That fabric you chose is to die for. I love it! And the fact that you made it? So impressed. Something challenging that I'm glad I did? Giving birth, to three. With another on the way, I'm back to the trepidation with a small side of fear, but I know it's all so worth it. This outfit is smashing on you, and your new frames totally rock.