Summer Separates Navy Collection: Gingham Shorts

The first piece of my summer separates mini collection.

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A First: French Seams + a Giveaway!

I had the opportunity to sew and style the Crystal Cove Cami and Mountain View Pull-on Jeans by Itch to Stitch. See how I styled each piece three ways in my Make It Wear It post on Itch to Stitch blog. Read on to learn about my first experience with french seams. Kennis was kind…

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Closet Case Pietra

Closet Case recently released three new patterns, The Rome Collection (in pdf and print).  This new collection includes the Cielo Top/Dress, the Fiore Skirt and the Pietra Pants. I had the opportunity to test the Pietra pants which are described as “flat front, high-waisted silhouette with the comfort of an elastic waist in the back; featuring…

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Made By a Fabricista: Burda 6599 & Simplicity 8513

February’s Made by a Fabricista Guest Post

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Everyday Pants: Designer Stitch Shaki

So comfy you’ll want to wear them every day!

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Slim High-waisted Pants: Simplicity 8655

These highwaisted pants were a quick sew. I think I need more.

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Navy Leaf Outfit: McCalls 7757

I absolutely adore this retro 70’s vibe crop top and wide leg pants outfit.

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Newly Released Avalon Shorts by Peach Patterns

I’m bringing you another new pattern I had the opportunity to test, The Avalon Shorts by Peach Patterns. This pattern is a simple & chic pair of easy-to-wear, pull-on shorts designed for woven (non-stretch) fabrics. They feature side pockets with facing, elastic casing waist and optional decorative ties. The Avalon Shorts also offers 2 alternative hem options.…

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What I’ve sewn – 2017 first quarter recap

I’ve completed and blogged about 15 sewing projects so far in 2017!

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My Suduko Wardrobe Contest Entry

My entire spring sudoku wardrobe is based off of the Asian Floral Multi print fabric I purchased from Joann. This collection features a variety of pieces that are perfect for spring.

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Black Slim Pants: Simplicity 1019

Whew! I’m nearing the finish line of this Suduko Wardrobe Contest. These pants from Mimi G for Simplicity pattern 1019 is piece #5 of 10. This contest was a great way to challenge myself to make more pants as I always find myself leaning towards dresses. Black pants are a staple of any wardrobe for any…

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Cropped Wide Leg Pants – Simplicity 8093

Four bottoms are needed for a Suduko wardrobe. I had specific plans for one block (that’s coming next week) and I knew one would be jeans (because…jeans). Leggings, or slim pants, seemed like a good idea to work with the floral tunic, but that still left one more. I played around with the fourth block…a…

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Ankara Culottes– Butterick 6178

Before starting this project I was unsure about culottes, but I kept spotting Ankara culottes online and I finally saved the photo below on my phone as inspiration. I have to say after finally getting around to sewing up a pair and I’m still unsure. Something is definitely off with my pair, I can’t put…

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Heather Gray Joggers – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is becoming a go to pattern. I have already made 2 views of this pattern, View D-the sweatshirt dress and View F- modified joggers. I had enough of the stretch denim heather gray knit left over from the sweatshirt dress for one more item. Initially my little fashionista was going to get her…

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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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Eggplant Pintuck Skinny Pants – Simplicity 1019

I keep thinking today is Friday so I want to say TGIF, but instead I will say happy almost Friday! Anyway, whatever day it is I just wanted to bring you this quick pattern review for Simplicity 1019 (a Mimi G pattern!). If you’ve been following along with me on the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion…

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Multi Colored Chevron Palazzo Pant – M6515

If you follow the blog then you know these loose fitting polyester pants are a departure from my usual sewing. If you look around the blog you can likely tell that I love dresses, specifically fitted dresses. Because of that I typically work with knit fabrics. Even before I started sewing most clothing I purchase had some sort of…

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February Projects / My Travel Wardrobe Contest Submission

Although I have certainly had some #FAILS I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish in just about a year of sewing. I’ve made dresses, skirts, tops, pants, followed patterns, self drafted, remade RTW items, installed zippers, learned to serge, done a blind hem and more. Still I want to continue to learn…

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