2 May, 2013
Rebecca Delaney added the project Sprinkle, Sprinkle, Little Skirt
Straightforward? Sure. Sometimes, it’s best to let a bold, whimsical print speak for itself.
Unless it actually starts, you know, speaking … literally. Then, the best thing to do is call your …
27 March, 2013
Rebecca Delaney added the project Bring Back the (Pattern) Draft Dress
After a year of sewing, I finally decided it was time to take the plunge and design and draft a pattern on my own. It’s far from perfect, but it didn’t turn out half bad for a first effort.
6 March, 2013
Rebecca Delaney added the project Just Call Me Ms. Pac Man
I’ve worn this once. So far, everyone who’s seen this has gone through an almost identical cycle: 1) Compliment. 2) Three second pause. 3) Eyes widen/mouth gapes. 4) “WAIT, IS THAT PAC MAN?”
Rebecca Delaney added the project Accidental Booty Suit
I made a suit…in black, no less, because sometimes I like to dress up and pretend I’m an adult. Honestly, I made this hoping it’d turn out well enough to wear at some hypothetical job interview. My…
21 February, 2013
Rebecca Delaney added the project Pucci-Esque Printed Mod: McCall's 6699 like it's 1969
My boyfriend especially likes this dress because he’s a fan of anything that reminds him of a Pucci print, and I’m a fan of not questioning how a straight man knows anything about Pucci.
Rebecca Delaney added the project Silk Velvet: Laziest Luxury Dress Ever
Pair a luxe fabric with a super casual pattern (Burda 7376), and you’ve got a recipe for basically the most versatile dress ever. I initially made this floor length for a formal event but cut it sh…
Rebecca Delaney added the project Duck and Cover Dress
Based on Butterick 5559, I’m calling this my Duck and Cover Dress for a couple reasons. One, it looks like a bomb going off with all those fancy pleats. Two, based on how hot this dress looks on ev…
21 January, 2013
Rebecca Delaney added the project Velvet-Trimmed Pixie Coat
After the last coat I made, affectionately dubbed the bohemian roadkill coat (http://rebeccadelaney.net/2012/11/penny-lane-inspired-preemptively-retired/), I was kind of traumatized. I just wanted …
Rebecca Delaney added the project The Little Inaugural Dress That Could
Until the last minute, attending the official Inaugural Ball was a not-entirely-remote possibility but so was missing out on tickets to any shindig worth attending. Dress codes ranged from dressy …
27 December, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project If Pucci and Lisa Frank Had a Fabric Baby
… the fabric would look like this.
Psychedelic long-sleeved dress based on Vogue 8489. My favorite thing about sewing? Making dresses you’d never, ever find in a shop. This would be one of those.
13 December, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Silk Jersey Bubblegum Dress
Silk jersey in a dizzying but delicious polka dot pattern and a simply-cut dress with a straight skirt, pockets, elastic waist and kimono sleeves. McCall’s 6112. Simple to make. Super soft to wear….
20 November, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Bohemian Roadkill Coat
Based on Butterick 5685, a jacket/coat pattern, this started out as an intended homage to Penny Lane in Almost famous. I was going for a boho-hippie-chic vibe. I think it looks more bad-upholstery-…
7 November, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Pretty Until the Seizure Starts
What’s good? The pattern: Straightforward. Pretty. What’s not so good? The fabric, which reminds me of that line from Steel Magnolias about throwing up Pepto Bismol.
Because I’m totally shameles…
Rebecca Delaney added the project Classiest Toga Party Dress Ever
I love this pattern because honestly — does it not look like a fancy version of a toga party outfit … the kind you’d fashion out of a spare sheet and some tape for a college keg party, except, y…
24 October, 2012
Rebecca Delaney commented on the project A Joke Goes Too Far: Frilly, Flouncy South Park in Silk
eBay, of course :). http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&ved=0CDgQFjAD&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fitm%2F100-silk-chiffon-fabric-lovely-cartoon-pattern-6-momme…
17 October, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project A Joke Goes Too Far: Frilly, Flouncy South Park in Silk
When life hands you luxurious silk chiffon featuring a random assortment of charact…
9 October, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Vogue 8555: A Dress for On (or Off) the Clock
More at my blog: http://rebeccadelaney.net/?p=309
Sometimes, you can’t sleep. Happens to everyone, yeah?
And sometimes, it’s 3 a.m. and you’re strung out on insomnia shopping for fabric onlin…
Rebecca Delaney added the project Pencil? Nah, I'm a Mini Type(writer)
I spend too much on fabric. Specifically, I spent WAY too much on this fabric. But when you find something this adorable, it’s tough not to snatch it up. This pattern (Vogue 8835) was a perfect mat…
24 September, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project McCall's 6348: Third Time's the Charm
Confession: This is the third – THIRD – time I’ve taken a hack at this pattern. More at my blog: http://rebeccadelaney.net/?p=299
Rebecca Delaney added the project McCall's 6281: Slightly Overexposed
Impractical? Yes, but kind of fun to wear – except for the fact that I can’t rock a bra with it. Then again, maybe that’s part of the fun … the feeling that you’ve forgotten something very importan…
4 September, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Because Every Girl Needs a Red Dress
My try at sewing Butterick 5780, a close-fitting, Kate Middleton-inspired something-or-other knockoff featuring sleeve options, a skirt with front pleats, a back zipper, and a bodice with a crazy l…
23 August, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Accidentally 70s: Simplicity 1801
A rather darling pattern turned into a creation best suited for a Halloween costume. I didn’t mean to look like I crawled out of an episode of the Partridge Family with this frock, but sometimes, t…
17 August, 2012
Rebecca Delaney commented on the project Devil in the Daytime Knit Blue Dress
Thanks! And I totally thought I mentioned the pattern — my bad. It’s Simplicity 2219 :).
16 August, 2012
Rebecca Delaney added the project Devil in the Daytime Knit Blue Dress
This was my foray into sewing a relatively complex pattern for a knit fabric. I think it turned out pretty swell, even though the elastic waist gave me a hell of a time because I’m an idiot and onl…
Rebecca Delaney added the project Easy Being Green(ish): McCall's 6433
This was my second crack at this pattern. The first was a purple monstrosity that only remains in my closet because I’m afraid to look at it again. Things went much more smoothly this time around. …