Staple Wrap Top: New Look 6560

My new favorite wrap top.

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Essential Summer Tank :Street Style Curved Hem Tank

Perfect summer tank!

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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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Navy Floral Tunic: Vogue 8977

Vogue 8977 has because a TNT pattern. It is a perfect choice for this gorgeous navy floral crepe from LA Finch Fabrics.

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My Black Panther Outfit: McCalls 7473

Like many of you reading this I went to see Black Panther on opening weekend. My hubby was really geeked about this movie as he and the boycub (my stepson) are pretty into Marvel movies. Despite this excitement, my hubby didn’t purchase tickets right away and though we preordered we ended up going to a…

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Black Blousy Bodysuit: Kommatia Ferri Bodysuit

I’ve been eyeing the Black Superwash Wool Jersey since it was listed and this seemed like a great application for it. It’s light weight gives the full top some drape but the wool content should be enough to keep me warm. When I first pulled the fabric out of the packaging I thought it was…

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Burgundy Velvet Drape Top: New Look 6303

Some patterns are so good you have to make them again and again. Patterns like McCall 6886 (see several versions here), New Look 6230 (here and here), and Vogue 9116 (here and here) . New Look 6303 is also on this list. I first sewed up View D of this top back it in the spring (see…

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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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Madeline Ballet Sweater by Laela Jeyne

I had the pleasure to test the Madeline Ballet Sweater from Laela Jeyne Patterns newly released “Family Photos” collection. This sweater is a versatile layering piece you’ll want to add to your fall wardrobe. The look of this crop length wrap top sweater that brings to mind a ballerina in training. Three options closure are…

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The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

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What I’ve Sewn: 2017 Second Quarter Recap

This quarter I’ve sewn up 14 different projects for myself and others! Wanna see what I made?

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Camouflage Hi Lo Tank Top: Simplicity 1167

This fabric should look familiar as I’ve already sewn a t-shirt out of it, here. I purchased two yards of this camouflage rayon jersey from LA Finch Fabrics so I had about half of it left after making the tee, which was enough for another simple top. This time I went for a simple tank using Simplicity…

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This season’s hottest top! McCalls 7542

By now I’m sure you have seen this pattern on either a blog, Facebook or Instagram. McCalls 7542 seems to be an instant hit! All of us makers love it, a simple fitted top in two lengths that offers 5 distinct sleeve options. McCall Pattern Company boosted the pattern’s popularity even more by creating a…

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Camo V-Neck Tee: Simplicity 8177

I love this camo tee!

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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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Twist Front Top: New Look 6303

I love this shirt! It’s just two pieces, a quick sew and flattering! What more can you ask for?

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