The release of the Deer&Doe spring-summer 2018 collection is still a few days away, so I’m using this time to go through my backlog. Let me show you my favorite of the moment: this floral Givre dress.
A Christmas sweater in April?! I know, it’s weird, but I finished this sweater a few months ago and since I already had taken pictures of it and I finally had some time on my hands waiting at the airport, I really wanted to post about it instead of having to wait until next Winter 🙂
As far as I am concerned, there are only two seasons: from March to August, it’s gingham season, and from September to February it’s time for plaid flannel! By the way, have you ever noticed that buffalo plaid is basically gingham‘s evil twin? White buffalo plaid or black gingham, it might be the most controversial question since the color of “the dress”… But anyway let’s get back to my new shirtdress!
Lately I’ve been spending my days sewing muslin after muslin to prepare the next Deer&Doe collection, and I have to say that when my workday is over, I’m really not feeling like getting any personal sewing done. Instead I started knitting a ton and I took my embroidery stuff out of storage, but I also want to try new crafts. So when I saw the lovely shawl knitted by my friend Caitlyn in a beautiful hand-dyed coral yarn, I thought: why not yarn dyeing?
Every winter when it starts getting cold, I become completely obsessed with velvet clothing. I collect inspiration pictures on a dedicated Pinterest board, and one of my favorites is this Urban Outfitters turtleneck top in silver velvet, which is a fun and casual take on an otherwise pretty dramatic fabric. During my latest Fabric.com order I was a few dollars short from getting free shipping, and, thinking back on this outfit I decided to throw in a yard and a half of silver crushed velvet, in the hope of recreating something like it. Upon consideration I figured a scoop neck would be easier to wear than a turtleneck, especially in such a cheap non-breathable fabric, and I decided for the Nettie bodysuit which I had gotten in a PDF bundle a while ago.