Thursday, October 10, 2013

More (P)leather Please

I had scraps of pleather left from my last DIY and couldn't let it go to waste. Of course I had to incorporate it into my new dress! ;) 
I commonly get asked where I buy my patterns or what kind of patterns I'm using. I draft all my patterns from scratch and they do take a long time to do accurately. To give you an idea of how long this dress took me to make: I spent 2 days drafting the pattern and 2 days to sew the dress. I do enjoy the process since I end up with a one of a kind dress that fits me the way I like. Also awhile ago, I complained about the invisible hem on my sewing machine and that the results were not completely invisible. Well I did the invisible hem by hand this time and I love it so much better!
Wearing:
DIY pleather dress. (similar here & here)
F21 Boxy Faux Leather Crossbody. I love love love this purse and wear it all the time!
Franco Sarto Sandals. (similar here)
F21 Necklace. (similar here)

14 comments:

  1. Looks like your hard work paid off. : ) I typically see leather sleeves and rarely leather side panels on dresses. Very creative!

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  2. Really great job with this one, Ping! I always do my invisible hems by hand now. It seems to be the only way I can get a truly invisible hem. The cover for my dress form is almost done, I hope to finally get to do some real sewing after spending what like seems forever trying to get my body double!

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    1. Can't wait to see your dress form! I've been looking for one my size and don't know which to buy.

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  3. By two days do you mean two full days? I don't think I have that much patience! What a great dress though. Love the two small slits in front. By the way, your hair looks really pretty here! :)

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    1. ohhh no! a few hours each day! lol

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  4. This is amazing work! Honestly, I would probably buy this dress! And I'm not just saying that. Great DIY. You are so talented!

    TheShopaholic247

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    1. thanks so much! might sell my stuff one of these day when i get quicker at sewing and patterning.

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  5. This is one of my favorite dresses yet! Fits you so well and the leather details + the slits in the front are awesome.

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  6. Seriously amazing, and I can't believe you even draft your own patterns!! Jelly. :)

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  7. Is your pattern making self taught or did you take pattern making classes? Love your style!

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