Monday, December 18, 2017

Red Dress Project

When Renata, from came to me with her idea to host The Little Red Dress Project I was all in!
Red isn’t a color I normally wear.  Long ago I decide that my wardrobe would consist of black on black on black and sometimes white and grey.  It just frees me from having to make decisions on how to match colors in my wardrobe and I’ve always been comfortable in black.
But RED.....Red is a powerful color and I’m all about the empowerment a dress can give you.
I knew no matter how hard I tried not to, I would take this dress glam. When I sew for fun, and not when I’m just designing my line, I always go so much more glam than I intended.  Knowing that about myself, I decide to take that and go all out.
I searched for a long while for a design out there that would work with my body type. You probably noticed.. I work out.  I have a very muscular build, and finding a dress I can feel really good in is hard when really my happy place is in a pair of yoga pants and a cut off tank.
I don’t know why it took so long, but after a few weeks I remembered that OH MY GAH... Cali Faye Collection has some great dresses for me!  -Duh-
Without question it was the Klein Dress all the way, especially considering I wanted this thing to hit the floor and drape so gorgeously in the amazing Red Velour fabric I scooped up from   You best believe when I got that fabric I cried happy tears!   As amazing as it is in photographs, it’s 10 times better in real life!
This fabric was absolutely perfect for this project but I did run into one snag.
The weight of the fabric is heavy!  So, taking that into consideration I lined the shoulder straps with twill tape to give them some strength.
And because it absolutely frigid a strappy dress wasn’t going to do me any favors. I needed something under the dress but not too bulky.
That’s why I got this little piece of magic.
ARM TIGHTS from Spax. I will be buying one in every color!
I’m so in love with the whole look.  I even wore it to a Friendsgiving celebration before I ever made it out to take pictures.
I’m in love!   I can’t wait to see the other amazing looks you all came up with for the Red Dreas Project.  Don’t forget to add that hashtag #littlereddresasproject #littlereddressproject2017
And tag @runningnstyle so she can check you out! 💋

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Esteem Dress . Tester 2

We love our testers!  Check out what our gals did in our Tester 2 . Esteem Dress Blog post.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Esteem Dress . Tester 1

We love our testers!  Check out what our gals did in our Tester 2 . Esteem Dress Blog post. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


Get a look at what our testers did.  We tested every size from 00-16.  Most of these ladies have mentioned their experience on their blog so if you click on the links I've provided above the images you can redirect yourself back to their blogs.  Some of them made FBA's or SBA's, or length alterations and they'll mention that in their blogs. 

Friday, May 26, 2017


I am STOKED about this next design. Last year I put together a list of designs which I assigned “MUST” on my list of goals for the year. This is one of my favorites and it’s come out exactly or maybe even better than I expected. 

It’s so humble and simple and just reminds me that not everything has to be so out of this world amazing. Simple, soft, beautiful, and comfortable every day wear…it’s a must! This is the kind of thing I want to wear on lazy days, office days and simple days inside or outside.

The bodice/skirt break happens between the empire and natural waistline. The skirt is intended to fall at about the knees and is attached to the bodice with gentle gathers. The design is drafted with the consideration of an average height os 5’7”(170cm). We also take into consideration an average cup size of B, which we can accomplish a FBA or a SBA if necessary.  
We've added to our tutorial collection with visual guidance on how to accomplish each kind of bust adjustment.

Let's talk fabric.  Very light weight fabrics work best.  It's all about drape.  Even some lighter weight linens might be too thick for this gig.  Think, crepe, voile, rayon challis, light weight knits, silk, polyesters.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Fenix Romper - Tester Collection


   I was a little worried going into this design because it's funky!  Will people like that its different?.  Will people find it hard to imagine themselves wearing a romper?  Will it be difficult to style?  How are people going to manage going to the bathroom?   Seriously!  All of these questions plagued me while I built this design.  

But seriously, what I've seen so far with the first women who have been able to wear the Fenix Romper is that all of that was moot.  Everything has worked out so beautifully.  I couldn't have asked for a better experience with these women as we dove into this project and they proved that this romper is da bomb!