the shopping itch

March 4, 2010

When the shopping itch hits, I go and sew a new dress.

my new dress
The pleated top bodice works nicely as all my clothes must be easy access to Soul’s food. With Spring coming, I really do want to go shopping, but alas living on a budget prevents that, so I think there for sure will be a lot of dress sewing in my very near future.
If I had an unlimited budget, I would want this, this, and this. I am definitely more a dress girl than a jeans girl.

30 comments on “the shopping itch”

  • ashleykate says:

    I love it! Is it your own design? I would love to make one of my very own!

  • marseille says:

    love your dress and i also love that last anthro dress you picked out. i was looking at getting that one for my husband's upcoming graduation.

  • Hey — why buy a dress when you can make a prettier one yourself? Seriously, seriously jealous of your sewing talent! Love your dress. 🙂

  • Terri says:

    is this your design or…..please share….would love to make my own….thank you for inspiring me to whip up a dress of my own…. : )

  • miyo b. says:

    ooowww – i love it! did you refashion something or sew this from scratch?

  • annalea says:

    i am so tempted to make a dress, but nervous with my novice skills. never sewed clothes before. i think i just need to take the plunge.

  • Misha Lulu says:

    u go girl! looking divine!

  • meredith says:

    LOVE IT!! I am such a dress girl too…but we live in the midwest & dresses are COLD in the winter/spring!! I can't wait for the weather to warm up to get out some of my old favorites.

    i was just whining on my own blog how I have nothing cute to wear…you might have inspired me to whip out the material and start sewing! is this dress a pattern or your original design??

    I am new to reading your blog & love IT!! thank you for giving me some spring inspiration.

  • Rubyellen says:

    thank you all. the dress is my own pattern and design, so i am not sure what tips to offer except find a similar dress in your closet, take it apart, and study it, then you will be able to make your own too!

  • Sara says:

    your dress is way cuter than those other ones, Ruby!

    and that is coming from the biggest JEANS girl on the planet!

  • autumn says:

    Do you ever sell any of your dress designs? I am a nursing Mama and a dress girl and finding cute dresses that are 'whip it out' friendly is hard!

  • Kristi says:

    Good sewing Mama!

  • Charlotte says:

    Love it love it love it – I have trouble finding nice clothes that I can feed in too – this would be perfect.

    Charlotte xx

  • Renee says:

    Your dress looks like it came from anthrologie….that necklace looks good with it,too. :)I can't wait to see what else you sew for yourself…..inspiration abounds from every one of your posts. 🙂

  • says:

    beautiful! love that it will be easy to nurse in. there's seriously a market for cute dresses like this. i searched and searched for hours after i had my son to find this very thing. but alas, i spent all of last summer in skirts and tops because dresses are so not breast-feeding friendly!

  • DaMonique says:

    That dress is so adorable!

    And I know what you mean about the shopping itch and living on a budget!! Unfortunately I gave in to the itch this past week and am now regretting it, slightly. I may have to take your “advice” and just sew myself something nice!!

  • looks SO GOOD!!!!
    you are pro. i love it.

  • jozen says:

    love it!

    i am so definitely a dress girl. i can't even remember the last time i wore jeans! i find them very uncomfortable 🙁

  • Lisa Leonard says:

    you look amazing. and so talented! xxoo

  • grace says:

    Very cute!

  • Liya says:

    You look amazing!

  • Elisa says:

    Wow..beautiful dress. I wish I could sew!
    I am really more a dress and a skirt girl too…i only have one jeans in my closet :O)


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  • Estelle says:

    This is adorable! I would love to make a dress like that for myself – except with enough room for my growing baby bump. 🙂 You've inspired me to make something for myself.

    I know that your dresses are usually one-offs and your own design, but have you ever tried selling the dresses you make once you're done wearing them? I'm sure people would buy them – even second-hand!

  • Melissa says:

    Like your style of making your own pattern. I am gearing up to make my own clothes but I have been practicing by making clothes for my kiddos…and trying to build a little confidence. I also have found that making my own patterns has been the easiest and most fun for the kids clothes.

  • Lindsay says:

    I love the dress you made yourself! I also totally love the Oroya Anthropologie dress….I just saw it in their catalog and it was love at first sight. Sadly, I am not skilled at sewing, nor do I have an unlimited budget! I am just learning how to sew, so maybe I will try to find a dress pattern to experiment!

  • It's lovely. I love it!

  • Erin says:

    Such a cute dress! And the best part about it is no on else has it 🙂

  • I absolutely love Anthropologie, but we don´t have in Spain 🙁

  • Seriously, you are SO creative! That dress is too cute!

    I hope you don't mind, but I plan on featuring you and your fabulous blog sometime this week! 🙂

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