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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Twinsies!

My stepdaughter loves when we match.  Though to her matching just means we both have on black shoes or red shirts or jeans. Any time we have on anything remotely similar she says “Look, we match!”  or “Hey, were twins!“. I’m not sure why it took me so long to think of this but I…

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Black and White Aztec Stripe Front Slit Maxi – McCalls 6744 D

After sewing up views A and B of this pattern I knew View D was next. I scored this great on trend Aztec stripe jersey knit at my favorite local store. It was a $4.99 for 3 yards! (It had to be 4 yards because I still have 2 yards left.) That’s $4.99 for two…

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Black and White Striped wrap bodice dress – Butterick 5950

Ever since I sewed up my leopard print version of this dress I knew I would sew it again and again. This is a pattern I desperately searched for as it was OOP by the time I “discovered” it. Thankfully one of my amazing sewsistas had this pattern in her stash and gifted me with…

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Beyonce Colorblock Copycat Dress

This is an old creation that I’ve just got around to photographing. Still I was quite proud of myself so I’m sharing. (Almost) every year some of my girlfriends and I meet up at my college’s homecoming weekend. The weekend always consists of a group dinner, two nights of partying and the game-of course. Naturally, every year…

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Floral Challis Belted Dress – Vogue 8915

I love my virtual sewing sisterhood!!! One of my sewsisters gifted me with this (and 18 other) patterns. She had been lucky enough to stumble upon a massive 300+ pattern find and was giving away the duplicates. Isn’t that sweet?! Vogue 8915 is one of the patterns I picked because it looked like a comfy easy breezy summer…

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Denim Dress – McCalls 6954

I love, Love, LOVE this dress. This is one of my favorite things I’ve sewn so far (for now). Several years ago my cousin had a similar dress from Gap that I loved. I searched high and low for that dress at my local Gap stores with no luck. Her dress was a darker denim and…

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Black and Cream Stripe Racerback Maxi – M6744 B

I made this in mid-March while it was still rather chill here in the South. I hate the winter and was so ready for spring, but it just seemed like it Old Man Winter just wouldn’t leave. So I started sewing spring/summer clothing in the hopes urge Mother Nature along via positive thinking. Well I think…

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Blue Date Night Dress – Vogue 8825

I loved this dress from the minute I saw it on Mimi G’s blog last year. It looked difficult to my novice eyes so I did some research on pattern review.  I actually fell even deeper in love with this pattern while taking in others renditions of the dress. Most of the reviewers had positive feedback…

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Plum MimiG Fall Dress

Its pretty well know that Mimi G is one of my favorite sewing/fashion bloggers. I follow her on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. So when Mimi added this Fall Dress tutorial I had to have it. It reminded me of V1314 with the rouching but I figured this eas better becsuse it would be custom drafted…

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Leopard Wrap Bodice Dress – B5950

I have wanted to make this dress ever since I saw Mimi G’s version on her blog. This was heightened when I saw it also had a ton of great reviews on Pattern Review. However I was too late the the game and could not find this out-of-print pattern anywhere. Thankfully a sew sistas from one…

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