Friday, May 21, 2010

Making it Hers: Jess of Makeunder My Life

A few weeks back, I had the great pleasure of working with the ever inspiring Jess of Makeunder My Life to do a little design collaboration.

She was looking for a dress to wear to a big family party; something fun & pretty.  We started with designing the shape that the dress would be including length, neckline, and more.  She told me what she liked about dresses she already has, and what she wishes she had.  Above is (very) roughly what we came up with.

Then it was off to look at fabrics.  We searched and searched, but for some reason nothing was standing out as a "have to have".  Inspired by interiors and her new branding, Jess was drawn to more modular prints that are common to home decor.  Then she spotted something that was love at first site.

After a fitting and some creating, Jess was able to try on something that we drew out together at my kitchen table over some ice tea.

She was darling in the dress at the Blogger Meet-Up this past weekend, where I was able to see the dress in action for the very first time. She looks great, no?


  1. Thank you SO MUCH again for this amazing dress. It is pretty much becoming my signature piece. And you know I'm going to be knocking on your door for another piece if you think there is any more jewelry you need... :)

  2. Love it! And Jess, you are rocking that new haircut! Gorgeous... very modern Jackie O!

  3. Amazing!! The dress is beautiful and you are so talented.

    I just love seeing the collaborative process laid out here!

    Have a great weekend!


  4. Very cool! So fun to see it come to life!
    Happy to have found your blog today - always nice to read Chicago blogs!
    Happy Weekend!

  5. @Jess When things slow down around here, I think we can definitely arrange! I am obsessed with the bangle and people compliment it literally every time I wear.

    @Alaina & @Ashleigh Glad you liked to see the process. I always enjoy reading the back story to things- so happy I could share with you :)