Like a lot of sewers out there, I have been checking Project Sewn Season 3 for updates. Most of the contestants represent blogs I have been following for a while, so I am not enjoying it for the “fight”, but rather for the expression of their superb skills and creativity I have been admiring. On a side note, this project is what prompts me to start my own blog. I made my submission in the sewalong, and what better time is there to start a blog than when potentially over three thousand seamstresses might check it out?! Like one of my favorite bloggers would say, Hah! 🙂

If you are wondering about the title for this post, I am trying to customize WordPress to work for me hence the comparison to trying on a muslin. Can’t say their “patterns” work flawlessly for me, I don’t seem to be able to change the font or colors or much of anything for that matter, but it challenges me and people say I love a good challenge, so here it goes…

Project Sewn – Fashion Icon Challenge: inspired by Audrey Hepburn

My submission was a dress I made for my daughter. Audrey Hepburn is her fashion idol, and I was getting my inspiration from one of Audrey’s iconic looks.

Iconic dress

I don’t always like the directions fashion takes these days, but I find some elements inspiring. I found this skirt on Moda Operandi and I liked the double length with transparency effect for eyelet.

Navy Giant Eyelet Skirt by SEA

So this is the result:

Eyelet dress inspired by Audrey Hepburn iconic look

I have more pics of the dress on my Flickr, go check it out if you have’t yet. There are some images of the construction details which give this dress vintagey vibe inside and out.


One last thing to mention about this project is the belt. It is self-drafted and has a lot of hand stitching involved.

Belt with a bow

I know that there are a few tutorials out there on how to make a belt with a bow, but I thought mine was somewhat different. It was made to match the shoes, black canvas with gold speckles, and it gave a nice finish to the outfit. If anyone is interested in a tutorial on deets, just let me know in the comments and I will see what I can do.

I really love comments! I know, I know, everyone is busy – blogs to check, posts to write. But if you can spare a second, let me know what you think of my “muslin”.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!




    1. Thank you for the interest, Leah. I will plan the tutorial for this spring. 🙂 I didn’t think to take pictures as I was sewing my belt, so I will have to make another one to properly illustrate the instructions. Please keep reading my blog.

  1. I love this dress! (I may be a tad biased towards black lace & shorter slips though!) Gorgeous work and welcome to the online sewing community – it’s lovely here 😉


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