I found this super hot plus size maxi dress and I had to share it with my Dress For Your Body Type readers.
This would be great for an Apple or a Pear! And just imagine the necklace/accessorizing possibilities!
Over a year ago I designed and draped a pattern for two dresses. About two months ago I cut fabric to make the two dresses. Since then, that fabric has been sitting in a bag next to my sewing machine in the living room…
I think that today I will try to tackle finishing those two dresses.
I’ll let you see how they turn out…
If they turn out at all. ha!
Also, I finally got my butt over to the library to pick this up!
I don’t do a lot of body typing posts these days. However, I just saw these jeans styled on The Fancy Pants Report. I had to share them because they would be very flattering for pear, apple, or boy shape body types.
Other than that, I was busy with family stuff all day yesterday and I don’t write about that in detail anymore.
here’s my daily design sketch:
I have Alice in Wonderland on the brain, I guess. I didn’t even realize it until I was folding up my sketchbook to put it up. And then it hit me. That looks like Alice… . You can’t really see it very well, but the bottom layer of the dress has gray polka dots.
Today I’m going to work on my fabric book as much as I can and I have a French Lesson scheduled for 10:00am. I need to work-out some time today.
Qu’est-ce que tu fait?
I got up on time this morning! It’s picture day for Little Miss. Her hair is adorbs! I got them both dressed and off to the bus stop in time. Little Mister and I walked back home and put away dishes. He helped me prep to make pancakes. I felt very suzy homemaker this morning. This is how I feel like I should be dressing after making chocolate chip pancakes for Little Mister:
I was sick for a few days and just, finally, feel back to myself. I hadn’t worked out at all since Friday and felt just really gross. I got in a workout last night, though! When I started, I told myself that I was just going to do 90 squats and 40 sit-ups. I ended up doing 90 squats, 40 sit-ups, 20 cross thigh sit-ups(whatever those are really called), 10 leg lifts, 10 scissor kicks, and some stretches. My god did it feel great after 4 days of not working out!
And this morning I got in this new butt work-out(all you need is a handweight) that I fell in love with a few weeks ago and a pyramid abs thing. It’s 50 crunches, 40 mountain climbers, 30 side crunches, 20 In&Outs, 10 scissors. Then you go backwards from there, 20 In&Outs, 30 side crunches, etc. I know I don’t normally blog about my work-outs, but I swear I was going through withdrawals! I hate it when I can’t work-out. And my mood has lifted dramatically since just yesterday.
In case you’re curious, I do pin a lot of the work-outs that I do to my Work-Out! Board on Pinterest. Everything that I have pinned I have tried at least once. Some of them note things like “will be trying this”, but I just looked through and I have actually tried all of them. There are some things that I’ve done that haven’t been pinned. My big brother is a personal trainer so I get some ideas from him. Plus, I jog whenever I can – usually at least once a week. Of course, big brother advises against chocolate chip pancakes and says no to jogging, but hey. I love him. I just don’t want his life.
I have not done anymore work in my Fabric Book. I have been reading a lot, but there hasn’t yet been anything else I need to take notes of.
Anywho, I’ve got a day date with a good friend. We’re sewing! So I have to hop in the shower and get dressed. Have a great day!
This weeks posts were written ahead of time and scheduled out so that I can spend as much time as possible with my family.
I made my daughter this adorable shirt without a pattern. I cut up an old t-shirt and laid it out so that I could get the size right, but other than that it was all me. It has a boat-neck, peter pan collar and a keyhole, button back. It’s straight, but would be adorable tucked in to a puffy skirt. I’ll iron it and then take pictures.
I’m using the same material to make a dress. I’m very excited because this dress in my design and it will be the first one of my own design that I make just for me. That’s not entirely true. It will be the first dress of my design that I actually draped on a mannequin and patterned. It will be the first time that I used my own pattern to make a dress just for me.
I’m very excited. I said that already. Screw it. I’m that excited!
I’m also making a red circle skirt and black/white striped top for a pin-up show that I’m going to on Thursday. I’m stoked about that as well.
Before I can do any of those things, though, I have to go buy some new needles. I’ve been sewing mostly stiff cotton and haven’t really had the need for round sewing machine needles, but now that I’m sewing more delicate fabrics I’m going to need to go buy different needles.
I might do that today. I tend to push things to the last minute. I will probably be sitting at a sewing machine hours before the show. haha. Still putting the look together. The thing is, if it was for someone else I would have had it done days or even weeks ago.
Oh, and since I’m putting things up… these are the skirts that I made for Little Miss while she was away:
It’s MAY, y’all!!!! And white is back!
So I’ve decided to pick out a few dresses for every body type! And for an added challenge, I’m going to try to keep them all under $50!
Okay, I did it. One white party dress for each body type; all under $50. Plus, shoes to match! Also, all under $50!
Next will be gardening looks! Mainly because I love to garden.
Follow my How To Wear board on Pinterest!!!
I’m going to skip over Immortality(come back to it in the Fall when it’s warmer) and go to French Kiss. Who can resist Kevin Kline as a repulsive French thief? Meg Ryan’s character, Kate, dresses like a man for the first half of the movie. Then her wardrobe transforms into that of a lady’s. My favorite part of the movie is the end scene where they are in the vineyard and she’s in this adorable 90′s floral dress.
It’s one of my all time favorite romantic comedies.
Apple: Pull in under the bust (at the smallest part of the waist). Use embellishments, lines and ruffles to pull attention up and away from the bust.
Column: Balance out a larger bust by putting emphasis on the hips.
Boy: Divided up the torso and pulled in at the waist. Created shape with sweetheart necklines, embellishments and ruffled skirts.
Hourglass: Always an emphasis on your tiny waist. Your top and bottom perfectly balanced.
Pear: Bringing attention to the bust to balance out the hips. Straight legs and straight skirts help to minimized the booty.
I hope this helps you to have a great start to your week!
This post was inspired by this post.
Boy: Both the dress and the trench really pull in at the waist and accentuate your bust and curves.
Pear: The fur collar on this trench is going to help to bring the eye up. The wide neckline on the dress is going to help balance out your hips.
Apple: The black of the dress will help to camouflage your tummy, while the orange brings all the attention up top. The wide shoulders will help to minimize a larger stomach. The wide, short lapel of the trench also help to bring attention away from your stomach area.
Hourglass: This trench can hide your curvaceous bod if you don’t tighten the belt. But if you want to accentuate those curves of yours you can either tighten the trench or take it off altogether. This almost faux-wrap dress is really going to flatter your figure.
Column: The full skirt on both the trench and the dress will easily balance out a heavier top. Also, both items pull in at your waist – making sure that it shows.
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I haven’t written one of these in a while, but I came across this dress and I just had to share!
This is a great summer dress for a pear shape! It pulls in at the smallest part of the torso. Even with the flared skirt, a larger bottom will be perfectly balance by the fun and vibrant ruffles over the bust.
Want to get away from it all? Do it in style!
Apple: This dress is fabulous for your larger tummy. Not only does it conceal your stomach with a solid black torso, but it also pulls attention away from it with a floral print bust.
Boy: The ribbon-like cut of this dress gives the illusion of more shape. This dress is great for anyone with an athletic build or a straight figure.
Column: This dress will camouflage your larger top with the plain black and accentuate your bottom with the flare skirt and fun pattern. It also pulls in at the waist and you know how much I love that!
Hourglass: This dress won’t put too much emphasis on your curves. It will definitely flatter your curves and keep them in balance.
Pear: The wide shoulders of this dress will balance out your larger bottom. It also pulls in at the waist and the print will camouflage a slight tummy pooch that some pears have.
I hope you enjoyed our fun fantasy getaway! Have a great week and try to stay cool!
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