Grown Up Pillowcase Dress: McCalls 7405

I haven’t had much time to sew for myself recently. So I wanted a quick project that would give me instant gratification. This dress, M7405, is one of McCalls Learn to Sew for Fun patterns, their line of very easy patterns for beginners. I highly recommend this pattern for newbie sewists as it is very…

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July Fabric Mart Post: Seersucker in Summer

Check out my monthly blog post at Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog. This month I created another summer dress out of a designer seersucker from Fabric Mart. Read all about my epic fail on my original piece and how to avoid those mistakes in your projects. Read on for my pattern review below Pattern: Simplicity 8124 Pattern…

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Little White Dress: Fabric Mart

This blog is cross posted on Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog. Check out rest of the Fabricista team and their creations here. Today is the official start of summer! It has actually felt like summer here for a few weeks and I’m excited because this is my favorite time of year. An added bonus Fabric Mart is celebrating…

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Striped Hoodie Dress – A Frankenpattern

When I saw this striped hoodie on either Facebook or Instagram I knew I had to make it. 1) It looked comfy B) it was striped and III) it was black and white. (lol) All of my favorites in one and a definite no-brainer! Sadly I am on a fabric fast (seriously I must make a dent…

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Never gets old – McCalls 6886

What is there to say that hasn’t already be said about McCalls 6886? If you are a knit fan you have undoubtedly used the pattern for a simple sheath pullover dress. If you haven’t, you need to! I’m pretty sure McCalls will never stop producing this pattern. I HAS to be on the top 10 best…

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Heather Gray Sweatshirt Dress – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is actually a pajama pattern, but it can be used a loungewear or athleisure wear. I originally purchased this pattern for the pants, view F, to make joggers last year, here. (The pattern is perfect for joggers BTW). This winter I wanted to make some hoodies and sweatshirts so I pulled this pattern out for views…

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A Look Back

*New year, New Layout! Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments below* Looking back 2015 was a pretty busy year. I started taking this blog and my sewing in general more seriously.  I entered two sewing competitions, winning my first entry in Pattern Review’s Travel Wardrobe Contest (read more here) and…

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Abstract Houndstooth Print Off The Shoulder Dress – Mimi G Tutorial

I needed a dress for a party back in October and I thought of this sexy little off the shoulder dress from Mimi G. My first attempt at this  Off-the-Shoulder Dress was the flared maxi version sometime last year. The grey jersey fabric I used was too thin and showed ALL my flaws. I later lined the…

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Holiday Party DIY Looks

I wouldn’t call myself a girly girl but I do love to get all dressed up! I’m pretty sure I’ve always been this way. In high school I attended every “formal” dance the school had (I can remember 6). I didn’t really dance that much and I didn’t have a boyfriend for most of high school so…

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Fabricista Fashion Challenge: Wrap It Up Week 2 Entry

VOTE HERE! I did a happy dance Friday when I read I was not eliminated. Then I realized that was just the first week and the second challenge was already here! LOL The remaining 5 contestants were challenged to create a wrap dress inspired by Diane Von Furstenberg  designs. If you don’t know, Diane Von Furstenberg is the mother of the wrap…

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Floral on Stripes Maxi Dress – McCalls 6744

I’ve made and posted this dress before in a black aztec jersey here but I liked it so much I made it again. This time I made it out of this gorgeous lightweight rayon knit. This fabric is so light it almost feels like you’re wearing nothing which is great for hot southern summer days.…

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Houndstooth Colorblock Sheath Dress

Happy Monday! I am recommitting to my goal of sewing and posting two garments per week.  Originally the challenging part was taking good photos (ie not bathroom selfies) as I depend on others to take my photos. Currently the issue I have is finding time to do some selfish sewing because I’ve been busy creating and sewing items for my TipStitched‘s…

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Striped Fitted Peplum Dress – McCalls 6886 modified

I wanted to bring you a quick piece as I know I haven’t posted in a while. I stumbled upon this look yesterday while looking for some sewing inspiration online. I needed something that I could sew up in an evening to have a post for today. As soon as I saw a Beaute J’adore’s Nautical…

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Black and White Lattice Colorblock Dress – Simplicity 1156

This is my first time working with an Amazing Fit pattern from Simplicity and I might be in love. I actually purchased S1156 because it was similar to V8995 which I already owned but had been too afraid to cut since I am frougie and Vogue patterns are “expensive“. In my defense $4.99 is 5…

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Pink and Purple Multi Chevron Tulip Dress – Frankenpattern

Yay! Finally I have a new dress to share.  I actually finished this before heading out to the conference last week, but have just now had time to write a post.  Don’t worry I haven’t forgotten about the Day 3 Conference Recap, its coming later this week.  On to the dress. This dress is a…

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TBT – Deep Purple Cowl Neck Dress – Vogue 1250

I realize I haven’t posted a pattern review over a week. I’ve been busy launching TipStitched and attending the Fashion, Sewing and Style Conference so I haven’t been able to do much sewing for myself. I promise next week I’ll be posting some new garments as I’m itching to do some selfish sewing. For now…

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Navy and Cream Greek Keys Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

McCalls 6884 is a TNT (tried and true) dress pattern. I decided to try my hand at View A after my first go of View B went so well. Thankfully this time went just as smoothly as the first. This navy and cream Greek keys jersey rayon spandex knit is from Girl Charlee. (FYI :Girl Charlee…

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Blue Aztec Print Dress – Vogue 8968

I received Vogue 8968 in a lot of patterns I was blessed with by a sewsista. She had purchased a lot of maybe 100+ pattern from a amazing craigslist listing and was giving away the extras to anyone who so desired them. How generous! Anyway this is one of the patterns that stood out to me and…

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Black and White Faux Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

This dress is an oldie but a goodie. I attempted this pattern pretty early in my sewing journey because it came highly recommend and I love a wrap dress. The reveiws were correct this was an simple sew! I used an ITY I bought from a local fabric store. I just love black and white and this…

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My Version of the Infamous Go-To Dress – McCalls 6886

There really isn’t much to say about this pattern that hasn’t been said. It is a favorite on Pattern Review, you’ll find it as an honorable mention on their “Best Pattern  of 2014” list. It is also a popular pattern in some of the Facebook sewing groups that I am in. I think the popularity is…

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