Friday, August 28, 2009

Sugar Boutique's blog

Sandi, Sugar Boutique owner, wrote about her new ellen&ollie dresses on Sugar's blog!! This is what she wrote:
We recently brought in a new line designed and handmade by Molly Stevens of Columbia, SC. The line is called Ellen & Ollieand it's cute, easy to wear styles made with fresh fun prints! They retail for around $140 which is not so shabby considering each piece is handmade with love, straight from Miss Molly. Check out this fabulous style we just got in last week...

So excited! Thanks Sandi!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Christina's favorite things blog

Check out Christina from Christina's favorite things blog. She is wearing her ellen&ollie maxie dress. Her husband ordered this from me for her birthday! She looks so pretty in it! Thanks girl!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sugar Boutique!!!

I am so excited to have my dresses in another boutique! The owner of Sugar contacted me a few weeks ago to see if she could carry a few of the new styles. Sugar is in Greenwood, SC, which is about an hour and 45 minutes away. So Laura Lee and I went up there to check it out. After getting lost several times, we finally made it to the brick road. Sugar is in such a cute location. The road it is on is brick. We both loved Sugar and I am thrilled to have my dresses there!

These are the 2 styles in there right now. I hope to add to this when I get more fall dresses ready!

Friday, August 21, 2009

dress #6

I thought I put up all the prefall dresses on the blog but, my friend, Amanda, came into M yesterday and said she hadn't seen this dress. I forgot to put it on the blog. I don't know how I forgot about this dress. It took me forever to make, but it was worth it. A girl I went to Clemson with bought it last weekend and it looked amazing on her!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dress #5

I thought this dress up on the way home from the beach a few weeks ago. Dresses always turn out better when I have a lot of time to think about them.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dress #4

I have had a lot of people ask me which dress is my favorite out of the new ones and this is it. This is the first dress I designed for this pre-fall collection.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dress #3

I love this fabric so much that I just order more of it. I made this dress for myself in a different fabric, but I think it looks best in this one. This dress can be worn all the way through fall by adding a turtleneck. The neckline is ruffled. It has an elastic waist and elastic at the bottom hem.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dress #2

I have hesitated on ordering this fabric for a long time, but I decided to take a chance and I ended up loving it! This dress is great to wear now, since it is still hot, but can also be worn with a turtleneck or tights when it gets cooler. I had some trouble and had to do 2 practice versions of this dress. I couldn’t get the measurements right at the neckline and the armhole. This is definitely one I need to make for myself!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A skirt I could wear every day!

This skirt was so fun to make. The waistband is elastic, which makes it super comfortable. I wear mine all the time now! I plan to make many more skirts like this in different fabrics. I actually got new fall/winter fabrics yesterday for when the weather gets cooler.

With many of the styles and techniques I use, I have to talk it out with my mom first because she is such a problem solver. If I am ever unsure of how to make something look a certain way, she will figure it out! I was thinking of 2 ways to make this skirt and needed her opinion to help figure out the best way. After we figured it out, I ended up making 4 skirts in 45 minutes! I’m sure she gets tired of my interrupting phone calls to ask sewing questions while she is at work, but sometimes I am too excited to wait!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Dress #1

This dress is now for sale at M. I was really unsure of it after I made it. I thought it might be too much with the bold fabric. I loved the fabric, but I didn’t know if everyone else would. I almost didn’t even show it to Emily at all. But thankfully the girls loved it! It has a wide elastic waist and asymmetrical pleats at the bottom. The fabric is silkier and stretchier than regular cotton.