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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Ankara Bomber Round 2: McCalls 7100

I mentioned in Fall/Winter To Sew List post that I had a few bomber jackets planned. First up was the matching Ankara set I sewed up for me and Miss Socialite. The lesson I learned from that attempt was do NOT use fusible interfacing (at least not without adjusting the sizing). Next up! This Ankara version for my sister.…

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Twinning: Ankara Bombers FAIL

I had the great idea back in the fall of 2016 to sew a matching set of bomber jackets. I mentioned it in my Fall/Winter To Sew List post. Bomber jackets are always in style but they are definitely on trend right now! The options for bomber jackets are endless! First the fabric choices; satin, knits, suede, velvet,…

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McCalls 7366: Angola Print Jumpsuit

I made this outfit several months ago to wear to Beyonce’s Formation Tour but never got around to posting it. In a few weeks Beyonce will be back in town and that reminded me that I never shared this outfit. And that I need to be working on the next one. This was one of those…

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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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Floral Linen Wrap Skirt -Inspiration Pic

As a DIYer I spend way to much time on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and just online in general searching for new ideas, tutorials, patterns and inspiration. Since I am constantly trying to expand and improve my self drafting skills. I like to screenshot or pin inspiration garments when I see them to try to recreate…

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