Often times I begin my sewing projects with a particular pattern and then find my fabric, but this time I found the fabric first.
The Fiona Dress by Closet Case!
So……it goes without saying that I love jumpsuits (exhibits A, B, C), but I had to make this one and I’m so glad I did. McCalls 7755 might be one … Continue reading Aztec Vertical Stripe Jumpsuit: McCalls 7755
It’s not often that I make a pattern twice, especially back to back, but I actually liked Butterick 6330 enough that I’ve made it four times in a little over … Continue reading Take Two: Butterick 6330
One of the great things about sewing is being able to recreate garments that are already in your wardrobe. If you own a simple garments (like leggings, tees and knit … Continue reading I can make that! Border Print Dress
I entered this dress in Pattern Review’s Reversible Contest. So if you like this make and are a member over at Pattern Review please vote for me! Click here. Voting … Continue reading Reversible Wrap Dress – McCalls 7745
I love the style of shirtdresses, but I very rarely wear them. For one they are usually made with cotton fabric and I hate to iron (which is one of … Continue reading Bold Striped Duster: Simplicity 8546
When I first blogged about the Mimi Dress, from SewSewDef, I said I had another one planned. And here it is! I was inspired by a picture of Beyonce in … Continue reading The Mimi Dress Redux
When inspiration becomes reality – a pattern hack.
I loved The Mimi, from the September/October issue, as soon as I saw it. It’s a simple batwing dress designed for knits that can be both dressed up and down simply based on your fabric choice, accessories and shoes.
The fall season is definitely upon us and the winter is quickly approaching. During these chilly/cold months I love to feel comfy and warm but I still want to look … Continue reading Comfy and Cute – Sweatshirt Dresses
I really enjoy pattern testing and my experience working with Marina of Peach Patterns was no exception. I had the opportunity to test their first womens pattern the Mama Leilani Dress … Continue reading Two Versions of Mama Leilani
Who doesn’t love a maxi dress? I mean they are great for spring, summer and fall. I never seem to have enough but my go to maxi patterns have been McCalls 7121 and 6744, but I when Maggie Elaine shared her version of McCalls 7561 on Instagram I decided I needed one too.
A great dress with tons of options!
So I entered this years Pattern Review Sewing Bee! You wouldn’t know that unless you follow me on Instagram (so if you missed it follow here), but that’s my fault … Continue reading Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2
Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It’s almost Labor Day! So despite the fact that it has been insanely hot here in the southeast and will likely … Continue reading Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post
This bright blue floral flounce dress has been in the plans for years, but I finally made it.
This wrap bodice dress is a winner!
I finally jumped on the Vogue 9523 bandwagon! I love it!
Many sewists list McCalls 6886 as a tried-n-true pattern. I am one of them, my lastest version is in this great stretch dashiki.