Friday, October 19, 2012

More Etsy Love

Happy Friday, friends!  I just added a few new items to my Etsy store.  Like what you see?  Come check it out at Love Julia Louise!

Monday, October 15, 2012

New Etsy Listings

I just listed new items on Etsy this morning.  Take a look, and visit my shop.  Happy Monday!  Here's to another lovely autumn week.

Christian Dior silk scarf
No Label- wool herringbone skirt
Liberty of London blouse

Bobbie Brooks blouse

Monday, October 8, 2012

Peplum Tee

I'm so excited to share my newest creation with you, the peplum tee!  I really love the peplum trend, and after seeing Burda Style's Peplum Top pattern I was inspired to make something similar.  The best part?  The whole thing took less than a yard of striped jersey fabric, and I was able to sew it up on my new serger in under an hour.  The most time-consuming part for me was attaching the neckband.  

Just look at that stripe-y goodness!  

In other exciting news, I'm going to be teaching a class on how to make the Peplum Tee at Sew Dayton on November 3rd.  If you're interested in learning how to sew with knits and make your own top, let me know and I can send you more details!

ETA: I used a self-drafted pattern to make this knit top.  I did not use the aforementioned Burda Style Peplum Top pattern, which is designed for wovens.  As soon as I complete the graded version, I will make a pattern available for this top.  Thanks!

Friday, October 5, 2012

My New Etsy Shop is Open

Love Julia Louise, my new Etsy shop is now officially open!  I have listed some adorable wool sweaters and a couple blouses so far.  More items will be added each week, and I will post preview photos here first.  Click below to check it out!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Etsy Me

I have thought about opening an Etsy shop for a long time.  There are always those little excuses, including lack of time and not wanting to turn a hobby into a business.  Well, now I can no longer entertain those excuses!  Not only do I have a bit of extra time at present, I also have a few extra vintage pieces that simply do not fit in my closet!  

Here is a sneak peak at some of the vintage goodies that will be included in my new shop.  My first product focus is on winter sweaters.  I have found quite a few nice wool pullovers and cardigans, including some super cute fair isle and intarsia knits.  Over time I hope to add woven tops, skirts and dresses to the mix.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Drape Drape Project Updates

Remember this spring when I mentioned how much I wanted to sew up some projects from the Drape Drape books?  Well, I have made a couple things, and had just put off taking photos.  Bad, bad me!  

The two pieces I've completed are a dress and a tunic.  The dress was made with navy ponte knit from Fabricmart, and the tunic was made with bamboo fabric from Banasch Fabrics in Cinci.  It was really interesting to work with a woven bamboo fabric, as I had only previously worked with knits.  In fact, it's a lot like linen, only a bit more crisp, and very comfortable to wear in the summer months.

Speaking of summer, it's pretty safe to say that season is over.  The leaves here in Ohio are slowly turning shades of pumpkin, crimson and burgundy, and the nights now are just right for cozy sweaters, bonfires, and snuggling under the covers.  I am inspired to clean out my box of yarn and dig out the old knitting needles.  Wardrobe essentials have shifted from slight sundresses to soft sweaters.  

Spotify picks of the week:

Autumn Sweater- Yo la Tengo
The Start of Something- Voxtrot
North by North- Faded Paper Figures

Happy sewing!