Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Life & From Costumes to Clothes ~ Cinderella

I have announcement to make.

I have decided to go to collage for public relations and advertising!  I am applying to Spring Arbor University and am eagerly waiting their answer.

What this means for you...
Nothing!  I will still be writing and posting designs.

What this mean for me:
It will delay my opening an Etsy shop, but I still hope, if I have enough time, to do so. I hope this education will help my business.

Now on to fashion!
As you know the costumes in the movie Cinderella are amazing!

These are dresses that I think match Cinderella's style:
Ora Dress from Modli
Kiera Dress from Modest Pop
Deena Dress from Modli
Lilac Dress from Modli

In the movie they have a lot of flower embellishments. (As you can see in the top left-hand photo) Below is how to make your own flowers with wire and nail polish! (I would suggest dipping your wire instead of painting it)  

More costumes to clothes!
Look-a-likes of Cinderella's mother's dress:
Jasmine Dress from Modest Pop
Thanks Floral You've Done Dress
Give It Floral You Dot Dress

Things that remind me of the stepsisters:
Arripidae Dress
Pink Tulle Polka Dot Skirt
Pink Rose Skirt

Note: I will not agree with some of the modesty standards of these costumes pictured, but I hope to find alternatives so we can modestly dress like our favorite characters!

Ahhh I love these costumes! :) Which one is your favorite?
I really hope the designer wins an Oscar!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope your celebrations are full of green and gold. ;)

As most of you know, there is more to the story of St. Patrick than leprechauns and clovers. If you wish to learn more, you can read this article about him.

I have pulled together my favorite green outfits from Pinterest. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Costumes to Clothing no.1 ~ Penelope Wilhern

I have decided to start another type of post...

~Drum Roll Please~

Costumes to Clothing!!! (yeah the title kind-a gave that away)

These will feature some of my favorite movie/tv costumes and show you how to get these looks yourself! Note: I will not agree with some of the modesty standards of these costumes pictured, but I hope to find alternatives so we can modestly dress like our favorite characters!

Our first Costume to Clothing subject will be: Penelope Wilhern.
Penelope is one of my favorite movies.  It is about a girl who is born in a rich family, but because of the snobbishness of her ancestors, she has been cursed with the nose of a pig.  The art style is one of the aspects that make this movie so great!  The details on her costumes are amazing; I would dress like her every day if I could! 

Below are some clothing items that I think would work to match her different looks!

    For her striped shirt:
     1.) Read-Through Ready Top from modcloth
     2.) Ready to Roll Credits Top from modcloth
     3.) Stripes Your Fancy "Dress" (I would wear this as a shirt) from modcloth

   For the bottom outfit:
    White shirt:
     1.) Bebop Dots Top from modcloth
     2.) Alfani Angel-Sleeve Crochet Blouson Top from Macy's
     1.) Jukebox DJ Jumper from modcloth (depending on how you wear this, it could be immodest)
     2.) Study Up for Fun Jumper from modcloth

    For her dresses:
     1.) About the Artist Dress from modcloth (I think an undershirt is a must with this one)
     2.) Mix the Moxie Dress from modcloth (I would also wear an undershirt with this dress)
     3.) Guest of Honor Dress from modcloth
     4.) Too Much Fun Dress from modcloth

As you can see, Penelope loves details. Below are tutorials so you can make some of them:

     1.) Flower Embellishment Tutorial from All Free Sewing
     2.) How to Sew a Basic Fabric "Yo yo" from About Sewing
     3.) Dogwood Branches Embellishment from The Cloth Parcel

Or if you are not into crafting, these are some really fun embellishments I found on Etsy:

     1.) Crochet Flowers
     2.) Fun Buttons
     3.) Crochet Peacock Feathers
     4.) Fabric "Yo yo"

And finally, that scarf!

     1.) The Replica of Penelope's Scarf from Etsy
That is a little over my price range, so here are some alternatives.
     2.) Jones New York Pashmins Wrap from Macy's
     3.) Prettiest Girl in Plume Scarf from modcloth
     4.) Brighten Up Circle Scarf from modcloth

So what is a character you would like to dress like? 
What did you think about this post? 

Note: I do not agree with the stores or websites I listed above on different issues/modesty standards, so please remember to look through them carefully, as you would with any website.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Books, Faith and Fashion

Hi everyone!  I hope you week is going well.

I have been busy with pattern making, Mother-of-the-Bride dress material shopping, and of course, the large commission of Bridesmaids dresses.
Speaking of dresses, I'm thinking about buying #thedress as a generational keep sake (though I might need to wear an under shirt depending on how low cut it is).  Being a designer/business owner I am so happy that #thedress is helping Roman Originals business; one news report said that #thedress has help their sales grow by +300%!
Check out their website; they have lots of modest dresses to choose from!

This week I also have finished the book, Theology of Her Body, by Jason Evert.  I LOVE this book and highly recommend it to any woman!  You can probably get it at your local Christian book store, but for you online shoppers, it is also on Amazon.
These are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

"Despair can be transformed into hope as a woman discovers her immeasurable value, regardless of her past"
"Nothing on earth compares to the beauty of women. Such a statement may seem an exaggeration to some, but it is easy enough to prove: When was the last time you heard of someone who was addicted to online pictures of sunsets?"
"In his first letter, St. Peter writes to the Christian woman, saying, 'Your adornment should not be an external one: braiding the hair, wearing gold jewelery, or dressing in fine clothes, but rather the hidden character of the heart, expressing in the imperishable beauty of a gentle and calm disposition, which is precious in the sight of God' (1 Peter 3:3-4). In saying this, he is not arguing that external beauty is bad, but rather that it must be secondary to the beauty that lasts."

Again, I really hope you take the time to read this book!  It makes me appreciate being a woman so much!

Last, but not least, here are some fun Spring styles!