Hive update: what I’ve been making and upcoming projects.

I have been on quite sewing kick. I’ve made 3 skirts, a dress/tunic (that needs to be altered a bit) and 3 tops. I promise I’ll have outfit post for each one of these soon! Until then here is a really washed out photo from my MBA. and a detailed shot of the beautiful bias tape i used to finish the neckline and  and armholes

Photo on 4-26-12 at 5.06 PM #2


My favorite pattern mix florals and gingham


Looking forward to the next few weeks I realized that the Kentucky Derby is in less then 2 weeks! (eek!!!) Collin and I went to a Derby Party last year. It wasn’t the best one ever so this year we are going to try one at the local bourbon bar.  I need to make my derby dress and hat! Right now I am trying to decide between two patterns in the same general color scheme!

First up there is the Ava Dress by Victory Patterns.

Ava Cover

I love how lady like this dress is. While it is stunning in Black and White and I may eventually make one in that combo, I think that it could use some color.

Medium FA 998

Aqua Cotton broadcloth for the main color of the dress!


Medium EE 819

Some sheer white lace fabric for the top.


TAF426 1

Ava V1 Detail Front

Yellow taffeta for the ruffles.


Cp1021 stripe close 03 large

My other choice is Hazel by colette patterns

Medium DC 036

In a Classic Seersucker Turquoise and White Seersucker

This dress is a bit less fancy and would allow for a lot more going on with my hat!

Speaking of my hat I cannot wait to uses this yellow russian netting


Do you plan to do anything fun for the Kentucky Derby?

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