I wanted to share some cute custom work I did for my friend Natasha of Cherry Doll Fitness. She's a total bad ass babe with awesome style, an animal loving vegetarian, fitness trainer, lifestyle blogger, and a socially conscious shopper! So naturally I was happy to connect with her and sew up some cute things.
The first item I made was actually inspired by some items in my Etsy shop right now. I made this adorable little tunic pattern awhile back but it is definitely too short to wear as just a dress. I personally wear mine over pants on cooler days and shorts on warmer days. I love getting feedback when I put a design out into the world and the feedback on this one is that it definitely screams dress more than top. So when Natasha requested one in a longer length, I was happy to oblige.
She came over to my sewing studio and raided my fabric stash and I was stoked that she picked out this lovely green and white hounds-tooth fortrelle. I bought it ages ago because I can't say no to usable yardage of vintage fabric. (Like, it's physically not possible for me). The downside of that, is that, sometimes you have fabric sit around for a long time before you figure out what to do with it. Other times you know exactly what you want to do with it but the sewing queue is too big to get to it in a timely manner. Fellow seamstresses will know this plight well.
Either way this fabric finally came to life in the form of an amazing sixties inspired shift dress!! Oh and a little matching doggie scarf for Cherry the Boston Terrier too! ADORABLE right?
Really happy with how this came together and, of course, Natasha styled it beautifully for her sixties themed birthday bash earlier this year!
Next up! Polka-dotted-in-your-face-awesomeness! I made this swell pencil skirt out of one of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE fabrics. I seriously can't think of any fabric that suits me more than glossy pink and orange polka dots. I made a sweet coat and mini skirt out of it for myself and there was plenty left over to crank out a pencil skirt for Natasha too! I love how she styled it with this Heart of Haute top! So wild and colourful! Oh and Heart of Haute is made in the USA and totally gets my stamp of approval for not using slave labour in their manufacturing process. Even if you don't subscribe to the retro girl aesthetic there are lots of great separates that can be styled more modernly.
You can check out Natasha's blog here, and seek out her fitness prowess here. I'm partaking in a few personal training sessions myself this summer and hope to make it out to a few of her boot camps. There's nothing like a good shvitz to make you feel energized and strong.
Thanks for looking and check out my etsy page if you like what you see here!
Nicole A Go Go
(Photos were all borrowed from Natasha's instagram with the exception of the green dress hanging in front of my curtains)