Epitome of Comfy Chic: Kommatia Harry

Who doesn’t love a outift that can be dressed up and down?!

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Floral Denim V-Back Dress: Closet Case Fiona

I hate buttonholes, but I love this dress!

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Aztec Vertical Stripe Jumpsuit: McCalls 7755

Flow-y jumpsuit that’s a breeze to sew.

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I can make that! Border Print Dress

I love copying RTW clothes!

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Reversible Wrap Dress – McCalls 7745

Double sided fabric means reversible garment.

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Bold Striped Duster: Simplicity 8546

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 the reasons I love to sew with knits). Also since I’ve started sewing they’ve just seemed like to much work to make…collars, cuffs, buttons and…

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The Mimi Dress Redux

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 a gray suede zipper trimmed wide neck dress to replace the button band with a zipper. I debated between using a leopard print sweater knit…

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The Mimi Dress – SewSoDef

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.

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Comfy and Cute – Sweatshirt Dresses 

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 casual chic. Lets face it – the comfiest outfits aren’t always cute. Thankfully McCalls released M7688 just it time to provide four different “fashionable” takes…

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Two Versions of Mama Leilani

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 and Top pattern (there is a coordinating girls version). Peach Patterns is based out of Sydney, Australia, which explains why I am rocking this newly…

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Wine Floral Maxi: McCalls 7561

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.

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Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 2

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 as I entered Week 1 at the very last minute. And by last minute I mean I cut and sewed my entry the night before…

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Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post

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 stay that way weeks after the “unofficial end of summer” it’s almost time for me to start sewing for fall. If you have followed me…

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Blue Floral Flounce Dress: McCalls 7046

This bright blue floral flounce dress has been in the plans for years, but I finally made it.

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New Favorite Wrap Bodice Dress: New Look 6301

This wrap bodice dress is a winner!

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Fabric Mart Guest Post: Jumping on the Bandwagon: Vogue 9253

I finally jumped on the Vogue 9523 bandwagon! I love it!

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