5.28.2008

some improvisation for the mama


So, I made this over a month ago but have been really debating whether or not to post it because 1. my children are much cuter than me and 2. this top was a total jimmy-rig creation. Literally, I put some white cotton fabric on the floor and LAID DOWN ON IT! to get the rough measure of myself. Is that horrible to admit? But I actually wear this top quite a bit... it's nice and comfy, and I do like to two crisp pleats down the front. So there you have it.

Also wanted to give you guys an update - Melissa and I are working pretty hard to get some things finished up for our new website, which will hopefully be up and running in the next couple of months. We have been slaving over some patterns and other odds and ends and are excited. We are both - like everyone - so busy with life that it's hard to see that this will ever be a reality! But we are getting closer and closer every day. Um, also want to apologize for the sometimes strange ads which have been popping up (anyone want a hot mexican bride?) We decided to try adding some ads to earn a little capital for the business but it's been kind of not so much of a success! If anyone out there has a nice little business they'd like to advertise just send us an email. Fun, fun, fun. :)

39 comments:

Sam said...

Oh my goodness...laying down on the fabric..what a great time saver:)

kate said...

darling!

Amy said...

Without the benefit of being able to see it up close, I think it is adorable and looks great on you!

April said...

Love the dress! I wish I looked that cute in leggings - I totally can't pull the off.
I'm way excited you guys are doing patterns, I will totally totally buy them :)

melissa said...

Who needs a hot mexican bride when we have a hot sewing mama named Lynne! I love improvisation. Especially when it turns out so cute as this white tunic!

Collins said...

Such a cute top! I can't wait to see what yall are doing, I am thrilled to buy some of your patterns!

Jess said...

I can't contain my excitement!!!!
I can't wait for your patterns.
If you need any testers I would love to volunteer!

Cassie said...

Your story is hilarious! And what a success the top was.

Jen said...

Are you seriously going to sell your patterns? My husband just had to pick me up off the floor. I second whoever said they would test for you :)

Joslyn said...

i love the top...love the pleats! v. cute.
soooo excited to see what's in that shop of yours. congrats ladies! it's about time ;-)

robinettehandmade said...

Oh how exciting...I can't wait to see what you've been working on behind the scenes! I have no doubt it will be great!

lera said...

That is adorable! I love that you traced yourself! Too funny.

Bethany Hissong said...

You are adorable!!! I love your top... that's so weird that I was just thinking today about white pleated cotton, probably because of your previous post, and I thought it would be great to sew a top. So, hmmm, sounds like a good pattern to me!!!

mrspilkington said...

eeeeeee! patterns!
the top looks great -- comfy, and those pleats are sublime

Tammy said...

You are completely adorable and I loved the look of it when I saw you wearing it. Simple is the key!!!

Kathryn said...

Your dad and I couldn't quit laughing about your discriptions. By the way, the top is fabulous.

Eva said...

Hurrah for mama improvisation!

Soo said...

I cannot wait for your on-line shop to open!!!

Rubyellen said...

Love it! I can't wait for the website! This is so exciting for you guys!

Carmen said...

Your story is so hilarious!

Emily said...

Way cute, Lynne. Your improvisations look very professional, I must say. :) How fun that you are started up a webpage/business! You'll be a hit!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Very cute. Just right with the leggings!
Becky

naomi said...

I understand that all good things take time, but I so cant wait to see this new website! This top is beautiful and fresh and looks great with the leggings. I am going to try the lying on the fabric method- why didn't I think of this earlier...thanks Lynne

emma'sfamily said...

hi
What a beautiful blog.......i really love your work it'so beautiful....
Emma'sfamily
http://emmasfamilylife.canalblog.com

Diacritique said...

It's a beautiful blog you have here ! I really like what you do.

Kendall said...

That's adorable. If I tried that, I would end up with a sack. Did someone else trace you? And are the patterns for little people only?

Lauren said...

Can not wait for your new site to open!!

Love the outfit Lynne - you are always so stylish.

xoxo

Sabina said...

ok, that's incredible to me!!what a cute top!!

sohappytogether said...

my sister-in-law just introduced me to your site and i just fell in love with it. it's so wonderful to find others that share the same simple visions and aspirations of living a fun and creative life. i'm very excited for your web page. keep up the great work

Stephanie said...

Can't wait for that shop!

cookie said...

i thought that was exactly how one made clothes!?
oohh a new website, i am excited!
love

Emily said...

Love your site...sew a little bit...was totally excited and inspired to see your creations!! You really have a unique talent!

Jenny said...

That is so GREAT! I am so relieved to read that a great seamstress like yourself laid on the floor and kind of traced yourself to sew something together!

I am always trying to come up with a way to make something fit and I use dish pans, basketballs, my family, the pets, anything that might have the desired shape.

I'm loving this inspiration!

Stephie said...

J'adore! I want the same :-)
What a beautiful blog!
Cheers from Paris

Maureen said...

This top is so great.....really!

Love,
Maureen

Carrie said...

Hi, I was wondering where you bought that ottoman. I love it!

nicole said...

so fantastic!

Twinlinebackers said...

Lynne,
Will you get a comment this old? Remember I told you I had seen your blog but didn't know it was yours? Today I was perusing old posts and saw this one. I remember reading it when it was new. I remember thinking, Wow, that woman has a cool sense of style. I wish there were more pictures of her and her life. And to think I actually knew her way back when! Of course, I know nothing of the present day Lynne. But that cool sense of style is always there.

Mianna said...

Hey, love the tunic! Where did you get the castle that your little one is playing with?
A.L. Travis