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Jessica McClintock evening dress (Simplicity 2253, pattern version C)

Front view (Above) + Back view (Below)

Sorry ladies! I’ve been getting your emails and twitter requests, but I only have the clutches made that are in the shop already and I can’t take special orders right now. The overall general consensus is for larger sizes, leopard print, and color-blocked – got it. Unfortunately the ‘bag-making’ has been put on hold this week since I’ve been busy constructing this dress for my friend’s wedding I’m attending this Saturday AND I have yet to make a fitted, navy high-waisted skirt for an interview early next week. Just so you know, both obligations were penciled in my day planner BEFORE I even started up shop, so don’t kill me!!!

There are 23 pieces in this short evening dress pattern and it has definitely been trying on my patience (!_$@*). I chose a hotter-than-hot coral hue for the fabric, and I was absolutely sold on this pattern for the single-shoulder abstract fabric-folding detail (which I haven’t gotten too yet obviously). I still have lining, the shoulder detailing, and zipper/hemming to do. I hope to finish by Friday morning because I’m sick of it already!

Geez, why do I look so angry in the left photo? Anywho, lately I’ve been growing tired of the afro puff and frankly as much as I adore two-strand twist styles, I’m much too lazy to do them. I’ve been rocking two french braids like a pseudo milkmaid and I’m digging it ever so much.

(From Top Left) Reiko of God’s Favorite Shoes, Rocquelle of Consider Me Lovely, Michelle, Alicia of Dismount Creative, Heather of Embracing your Inner Cupcake, Me, and Jackie.

And lastly, tell me who uses hammers at the dinner table while throwing back cocktails?? Ummmm apparently WE do!! If you live in the Houston area, I highly recommend attending a class with Dismount Creative – Houston’s first social and mobile DIY experience. This basically means you meet and socialize with new faces, have a drink, lots of laughs, and all the while learning/making something new! No prior knowledge or materials are necessary.

That night we were taught how and made personalized stamped pendant necklaces and a pair of earrings. My necklace turned out fabulous, but my earring-making skills are severely lacking! Check out the other ladies’ blogs for more recaps on the night, and you can also see more photos from the event on my Facebook page.

That’s right – I DO have a Facebook now. You should go see.

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