December 31, 2013

Resolution Ramblings + Christmas Ball Dress.

Here it is! 
My first outfit post!
I made this outfit for the Christmas Ball the Hubs and I were attending with our Young Adult Fellowship Group. I used Simplicity Pattern 2444, which is a Project Runway pattern.
I only used the skirt portion of the pattern because I liked the front pleating...and because my original idea required four yards of material and I only purchased two. 
I ordered the abstract floral material from Fashion Fabrics Club. I was super excited when I found this "velvet" print online. 
I was less excited when I received it and found out that it was really more of a brushed cotton than a velvet. 
Not as luxurious as I originally hoped, but it was still a great weight for what I wanted to do with it. 

The black ponte knit is from Fabric Mart. Black ponte knit is like my sewing room staple. 
I always need to have some! 
It is great for so many things! 
I used the top portion of Vogue Pattern 8615 to make the basic top to go with the skirt. 
I wanted this look to have a ballerina-feel. 
I added some additional length to the skirt to make it slightly tea-length without being too long for my height. I also added a waist band to finish the top of the skirt.
I was so happy with the finished product! I love how full the skirt is.
Unfortunately the wind blew the skirt to my legs in these images...but you can see the fullness better in my Christmas post.

Did you make a holiday outfit?

So today is New Year's Eve and I personally love New Year's.
Not because I really go to any parties or have some grand tradition...
Basically I just love the idea of it and the excitement it brings with the chance for a fresh start. 
Granted, you have a chance to change your life at any given moment during the year...
It just seems so much more exciting when the year changes too. 

2013 has been very challenging for me, so I am almost relieved that it is soon over.
I am definitely ready to make some changes for 2014.

My resolution for 2014 is to be happier with myself.
To take a leap of faith and trust God.
To become less stressed and worried.
To spend more time in studying and sharing the Word.
And to go after my purpose with everything I have.

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful New Year's Eve!
See ya next year!


  1. I love this outfit!! And what super cute shoes to match :)

  2. Love it, very elegant!

  3. Thank you both so much! I hope you have a fantastic New Year!