Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NYE Must Have Dresses by Sheila

New Years Eve is always about the anticipation of midnight, good times with friends and of course the glitter for us ladies. 

I'm constantly online looking at dresses regardless if it’s new years…its kind of a new obsession. Actually it is just an obsession. Here are my top 5 dresses that can be worn on New Years Eve but can translate well into other events like weddings or just a fun night out with the ladies. PS- They are in no particular order and yes I love BCBG, deal with it.

DRESS 1: Sequined Ponte Dress by BCBG

This dress has a rocker feel to it without it being too in your face. Don't think I would wear this again to a wedding but definitely to a NYE party and a girls night out. It has sequins too, so for me this is perfect for NYE.

DRESS 2: One-Shoulder Maxi Dress by BCBG

OK this dress is really the reason why I did this post. In love with the one should right now, its sexy with some class which is something I feel is important in dressing yourself. 

DRESS 3: Lace Scarf Dress by BCBG

I just tried this one on last night at the Richmond BCBG and I appreciate the silhouette on this one. You can dance it up but still stuff your face and look good. This dress can be worn again at work or on a date night which is why it makes my list. And look! Its asymmetrical, something I adore right now.

DRESS 4: Strapless Sequined Dress by BCBG

This one is true NYE Party dress. One of my best friends is wearing this dress this NYE which is why its making my list. You can't really go wrong with a black dress, now I wonder if it has pockets?

DRESS 5: Color Blocked Chiffon Dress by BCBG

Alright, I know this is not your typical NYE dress but hypothetically if I was at a resort for a NYE party this would be my first choice. PS- I bought this one and will be wearing it to one of eight of the weddings I have to attend in 2012.

Hope you enjoyed my top 5 NYE dress picks from BCBG Max Azria. Let me know which one if you favourite. PS- The easiest one to sew is Dress #2 and #3. 

Yours Truly,
Sheila @ SWFDS

Monday, December 19, 2011

One of A Kind Vancouver 2011 Recap!

Hello lovelies! If you missed OOAK 2011, don't fret, we've picked out some our favourites from the show.
We had a great time making awesome stuff and meeting new people! If you visited us, we're looking forward to seeing you again in studio!

Can you spot us??

First up, very talented and crafty felt creator, Shima Itabashi of Him Creations. You can catch them again at the Granville Island Public Market from now until Christmas Eve!
Check out their website and find these cute creatures on Etsy!

Felt creatures by Shima

Smidgebox Designs, lovely handmade "this + that". Follow on their Blog or Twitter. Pick up some lovely gifts for the holidays in their Etsy shop too- Psst! They've got Christmas stockings!

Fabric basket for storing beauty goodies?

Fully lined with pockets and dividers!

THE cutest fabrics made into buttons, pouches, and hair clips by Roxypop Designs They've even got apple cozies to protect your fruit from damage :D One of our favs- the fruity teacup candle! Makes a great gift and smells divine. 
Find their next event by keeping posted on their Website and Blog
Follow them around on Twitter and Facebook for their latest happenings!

Adorable fabrics put to good use on Roxypop buttons
Festive teacup candles- the holiday gift!
Handcrafted bags and accessories by HOIBO- all season, versatile designs.. love em! Personal favourite are the hobo bags; gorgeous leather, fully handmade and fabulous with any outfit. 
Drool over the whole collection on their website!

Kove; gorgeous, handmade knitwear! They have those trendy tube scarfs that EVERYONE has been sporting this winter. Everything from cowls, scarves, leg warmers, and tukes to keep you warm this winter. 
Follow their Blog, Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates. 
Pick up your own knitted scarf from them on Etsy!

Have a good holiday and Happy sewing!

SWFDS Sewing Team