Friday, May 29, 2009

3 New Styles for M Boutique!

Here are 3 new styles for M Boutique.  I came extremely close to keeping the pink and orange flower one for myself.  Here are the sizes:

 Pink and orange flower: can fit a large range of sizes because of the elastic

Colorful tree dress: 2 & 4

Gray and lime tie straps: 4 & 6

I am also hoping to add one more new one Monday!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

2nd new style

I made this dress yesterday.  This is another new summer style for M.  This dress in different fabric will be in M today along with 2 other styles.  I will have pictures up of all the new dresses soon!

I have been so so busy trying to finish the new dresses, but I promise I will email all of you back today.  I am sorry it has taken me so long to respond to all of you.  I really do appreciate all of your emails and comments!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Summer Dresses

First, check out the blog Pretty in Pink Megan.  She wore the long maxi dress this weekend and it of course looks great on her!  She also wore the big yellow bow dress to her bridesmaid luncheon and another ellen&ollie dress on her honeymoon!!  Thanks Megan!

I am making 4 new summer styles for M Boutique and then I am moving on to Fall.  This is the first one I have tried made.  It looks weird because of the back, but it looks great on.  I finished it Thursday night and I was not happy with it.  I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it, or how to make it better.  Finally when I woke up Friday morning I decided to add pockets with buttons.  There was still something that wasn’t working for me.  I think it is the fabric.  I don’t think the fabric goes with the style.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dress for Langhorne

My brother has been asking me to make a dress for his girlfriend for a while, but I didn’t know he was really serious until this weekend.  I thought this style would be perfect for her.  It is hard to see from the picture that the print on the ruffle is from one of the one shoulder dresses.  I think this will look so good on her!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dresses to Order

I have gotten so many emails and messages from people not in South Carolina wanting to order a dress.  Thank you all for your interest.  It means so much to me to read all of your emails.  Emily and I have been working to get back to all of you.  We sent out an email a few days ago with the dresses I have right now for you to order.  If you did not get the email, these are the dresses and sizes:

Blue Big Bow: 4

Pink Big Bow: 4&6

Yellow Big Bow: 4

Sweetheart neck short dress blue: 4&6

White tie at neck: 4

Aqua pleated at front neckline: 6

Pink/zigzag 2 toned: 2

One shoulder cars: 4

yellow/orange/green diamond shapes with pink tie waist: 2 One shoulder zigzag: 4 short sleeve red/coral: 2

If you want to order one of the dresses listed M Boutique’s number is 803-765-2243 or you can email

I will be making new styles every week, so check the blog for new dresses!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Graduation Day

This is my family after graduation.  My mom is wearing the other dress I made for her.  She later decided to wear a belt with it, which was the perfect touch.  I have raided her closest for her vintage belts many times, so she was surprised to even find one.  She found one from when she was in high school.  I must have overlooked it or it would have been in my closest!

My brother is wearing a seersucker tie I made him 4 years ago, which I had no idea he was going to wear.  The ties were one of the first things I learned how to sew.  He of course got the very first one.  My dad still wants me to make ties along with the dresses, but the dresses are just much more exciting.  My dad also didn’t realize we were all wearing ellen&ollie.  He said he would have worn his tie too!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Graduation Weekend

Graduation weekend was so busy.  We had Liz’s party Thursday night.  At the last minute I was debating which dress to wear, the long dress with the sweetheart neckline or the long strapless with the ruffle top.  This is my mom, me and LL in ellen&ollie before Liz’s party.  My mom is wearing the cars dress I made for her.  I am wearing the strapless one I decided on (with the help of Laura Lee and Amanda).  I did not make Laura Lee’s dress, but I made the clutch for her last summer that she is carrying.    

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

2 New styles for M

I have had so much time to sew since classes ended!  I have 2 new styles ready to take to M.  The dresses should be there by Monday!  The long dress is my favorite of all the dresses I have ever made.  I want to wear mine all the time.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Graduation Dress

I cannot in any way believe that I am graduating this Friday morning.  How can 4 years go by so fast?  I am so sad to leave Clemson, but also very excited to be back in Columbia.  This is the dress I made to wear to my graduation.  My mom also sent these buttons from the store in Columbia.  I decided last minute to add the slanted pockets to give it a more vintage look!

Since I graduate at 9:30 in the morning, I am guessing I will want to change at some point in the day.  I made this skirt to wear later that day with the left over fabric from the dress I made my cousin last week.  I am going to wear it with a blue top my friend, Amanda, gave me for my birthday!  

Monday, May 4, 2009

Another dress for my mom

This is one of the dresses I was waiting on buttons to come in to finish.  The buttons turned out great!  

Friday, May 1, 2009


My cousin has 9 weddings to go to this year.  She asked me to make her the cut out back dress to wear to one of them.  I never get tired of the print she chose.  I am going try to make a skirt with the left over fabric!  I also figured out a buttonhole on my new sewing machine for the first time!  It took me so many attempts to finally get it right!  The button makes it easier to get on and so cute!  I am going to change my cut out dress to have a button at the top too! My cousin lives in New York and she sent me buttons for my birthday this year!  I could not have been more excited.  I love unique buttons!  These are from a store in New York that is full of unique buttons!!