Here is my look for the Modern Era challenge for Project Sewn! I’m a tad behind their schedule, but hey! I’m not competing anymore, so who cares! Ha! Finding out that one of the challenges was to pick any modern era and sew a look for it was like going to the largest candy store in existence and having your mom tell you you can buy only one piece of candy. There are so many amazing eras to choose from! It took me for-ev-ver to figure out what I wanted to do. I eventually went to the fabric store with my one year old, and told myself I had until his patience wore out fabric shopping to finalize my plans. That was a fun fabric store moment! And I succeeded. I choose the big band, fun dancing, out all night, swing era!I adore the fashion from the 1940s. The dress pattern I choose was the Butterick B5209 pattern. It is retro inspired and you can make the dress as a halter or with sleeves. While I was in the middle of my epic fabric shopping experience with my son, I came across this blue polka dot fabric and knew that I had found THE fabric. Fitting for the era I choose, I want to dance all night in this dress! Also, I needed a jacket to go with my dress, right? So I made the Long Sleeve Blazer from Burda Style. This was the first time I made a lined blazer. And my goodness, I’m in love with this pattern! The fit is amazing! This yellow balzer is going to be on constant rotation in my fall wardrobe. To see what the remaining contestants made for the modern era challenge, click here! Two final things: 1. Thanks again to everyone that voted for me on Project Sewn. I so appreciated it! Although I’m no longer a contestant, I still have my graphic print look that I will be posting soon. I need to finish a top and get it photographed. So it’s still coming! 2. Apologies for not having this up Monday as promised! A migraine settled in for the weekend and ruined all my plans. Jerk.
Thank you all that voted for me last week on Project Sewn! It meant a lot to see all the support I had. Sadly, I did not make it to the next round. I was that awkward first contestant to get kicked to the curb. Even still, I had a blast! Project Sewn made me get out of my sewing comfort box a bit and even though I’m not competing, it’s still fun to see the other designer’s creations this week. If you remember, I said that I was creating what I wanted and not going for the votes, so I’m still working on finishing all of my looks! My Modern Era design will probably be up here on Monday. So come back and see what I was planning on entering!(The last picture taken in front of our first home.)
Now, let me tell you what’s been going on with my little family. Life has been crazy lately. Actually, that’s an understatement. Life has been insane. I mentioned a little while ago that we were selling our house but didn’t give you much more detail. I was a little superstitious that if I told everyone what we were working on, that it wouldn’t work out. House selling and buying can be so fickle, you know? Well. We sold our house, and we are in the middle of building a new one. One that will last as our family grows (not an announcement), and is in a better location for Mason’s work. It still doesn’t seem real, but it’s happening! So! We’ve sold our house and we currently are waiting for our new one to be finished building. We put most of our belongings in storage and are living with my parents. (Bless their souls for letting us, meaning Max, destroy their home!)We will miss our first home together, but look forward to creating memories in our new one.
After I found out I wasn’t continuing on with Project Sewn last week, I crashed. Hard. I was physically and emotionally exhausted. I’m a huge fan of not over-scheduling yourself, but this summer, I definitely over-did it. All summer long, I tried my best to keep a perfect house as it was on the market. With a one year old, that was nuts. It also made blogging difficult. There were also four family reunions mixed in there. At the end of September, we accepted an offer on our house and moved within two weeks. Also nuts. During those two weeks I was also sewing for Project Sewn. After the humbling experience of being the first to go on Project Sewn, I decided to rest and let my tired body catch up. It took about half a week! I was so exhausted! But I’m feeling great again! And moving forward with much enthusiasm for life! Our family has so much to look forward to with this new home! We’re stoked!I also have much in store creatively! Along with finishing all my looks for Project Sewn, I have my first purse pattern that will be released soon, I finally have a tutorial for my dress made from two men’s shirts in the works, and I have a million budget friendly, new-house projects that I just can’t wait to start! We should be in our new home by the end of the year and I can’t wait to start decorating a new home!
Thanks again for following this little blog of mine! I love it and I love the people that read it! See you Monday with my Modern Era design!
All pictures are from my Instagram. Username LazyKrista.
Thank you so much to everyone that has voted for me on Project Sewn! Today is the last day to cast your vote for the little black dress round. To see what the other designers created and to vote, click here.
For those who don’t know what Project Sewn is, it’s a sewing competition much like Project Runway, but blogger style. We make our outfits, and then each week someone wins and someone goes home. It has been a blast and I hope you head over to the website to check it all out!
It’s finally here! Project Sewn starts today! The first challenge is for a little black dress! I had so much fun with this challenge! You guys know that I love to put as many colors into an outfit as possible, so this definitely made me go out of my comfort zone. I really love how this dress turned out! To see the other designers’ dresses and to vote, head on over to Project Sewn!
Do you know how long I’ve been dying to tell you about this? A looong time. I’m so excited to finally be able to! Project Sewn is a sewing competition much like Project Runway, but blogger style. Oh, yeah. There are six bloggers and four weeks of competition. Each week, the competitors will show off what they made, then YOU get to vote on it! Then someone is sent home until there are three left. The final three then show their signature looks and you vote for the winner! So fun! Even better? You can sew along! Each Monday there will be a link up party for you to share your creations. I love that! You can see each week’s themes here. I can’t wait to see what everyone makes!
I was invited to be a contestant for season one but I had so much going on that I didn’t feel like I could give the contest the focus it deserved. It almost killed me to turn it down, but I had to. I was so sad. BUT I was then invited to be a part of season two and this time I was able to jump on board! I have had a blast working on each of my looks!
Once I received the themes, I took at least a month to brainstorm. I just dreamed and sketched my ideas out and hunted for the perfect fabrics. When you’re in a competition like this, it’s easy to get caught up trying to create what will get you the most votes. I decided from the first moment that I started planning my looks, that I would stay true to myself, create what I will actually wear and not go after the votes. Because, what if I get voted off on the first week? I don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of clothes that I will never actually wear. This process has been quite liberating! The work I have in front of me isn’t stressing me out and I’m really enjoying the process. I’ve been in sewing heaven all summer long! And I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on. The first week starts September 30th. I hope you’ll follow along and maybe even sew along! And if I get voted off week one, I’ll definitely share my looks with you here. Can you tell I’m excited? I’m excited.