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Monday, August 8, 2011

Planning Makes Perfect

I’m usually an obsessive planner.  I’m a list maker; I make master to-do lists and sub-lists filled with my most important to-do tasks.  I pretty much love everything about the planning process – but I especially love the feeling of accomplishment when I can cross off one thing after another.  Occasionally, however, I get so gung-ho about a project that planning goes out the window…and of course that’s when issues inevitably ensue. 

Fresh off the success of my faux-wrap maxi dress, I decided to whip up a strapless maxi from the deep purple jersey in my fabric stash.  By all accounts – in my mind – it was easy, effortless and I’d be done in a day with a new successful finished product to show off.  I laid my fabric on my floor and began to cut until I realized I didn’t even have enough of the fabric for a full skirt, let alone a dress.   So, that bright idea will have to be laid aside for now. 

With my instant dress dreams thwarted, I turned my attention to planning my next project.  I picked up a few new fabulous fabrics from mood.  This heavy silk leopard print and white sheer cotton were unplanned impulse purchases, but I loved them both too much to pass them up.  I'm envisioning the leopard print silk as a new pair of shorts.  I've been dreaming of leopard print shorts for awhile and I love how this fabric is slightly more subtle - almost like a water color painting.  As for the sheer cotton I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet, but I'm sure I'll come up with a good idea for it sooner or later.

My current project involves this beautiful red and white silk print and this white stretch cotton.  I'm almost done, but you'll have to wait and see!


  1. I can't wait! I would make a shawl or sheer overlay out of the white cotton. It's so pretty!

  2. awesome! I can't wait to see what it looks like!

  3. I wish I can be like you a planner I just don't have in me :( but you know I guess from what you were writing you remind on Monica from friends :) great fabrics love it all.... Good luck

  4. Love the leopard print fabric!
    And I am such a planner, too, I make lists all the time... In fact, I should probably get on to crossing things off of them right now...

  5. wow, it's awesome to meet a lawyer with an eye for fashion and a pair of talented hands!

    I find fashion to be the perfect distraction from reciting legal jargon. What kind of law do you practice?
    style and musings of a LA fashion lawyer

  6. I love the strapless dress <3 The stripes are oh-so divine!

    Lost in the Haze

  7. Danks for your cmt,
    great pictures :D
    xx. Meel¨

  8. i'm still going to try a lace top one day like i've seen you do! where do you suggest are the best places to pick up fabrics? x

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  11. Fantastic... love ur creativity and taste in fashion


  12. Hahaha I hate it when that happens! Cant wait to see the result!


  13. very nice dress!love it!

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  15. So cool you make that yourself!! Love it very much :) And I agree, there is no better feeling than making list and cross something off :p
    I'm really curious to see the result!!


  16. I am SO with you on the list-maker page. I make lists and sublists, sub-sublists even. But I'm glad you're really excited about your new project! I love the red and white fabric. Super pretty.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  17. I agree with you, project planning is something wonderful, I really enjoy them and I am excited to see all that you get with these fabrics ... looking foward ...