Tip’s Thoughts: Simplicity Spring 2020 Release

Mostly meh, with two exceptions.

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Ultimate Dress with Pockets: Designer Stitch Jasmine

I love pockets and I love dress so a dress with pockets is always a win.

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Chartreuse Suit Styled 4 Ways

I apologize if you’re tired of seeing this suit, but this is my last post on it! I just want to show you that a bold color, like chartreuse, can probably be worked into your wardrobe. You can pair a bright color with neutrals or for even more of an impact style it with other…

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Animal Print Bodysuit: Simplicity 8789

I finished this bodysuit along with this chartreuse suit last month for my Fabricista post for Fabric Mart. Head to the Fabricista blog to read more and scroll below for more pics and my pattern review. I love bodysuits! Something about knowing my top will stay down and tucked in just excites me. I especially…

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Statement Suit: Butterick 6523

I actually completed this suit right before the end of the year as it was my December Fabricista blog post. So you can check it out more of my thoughts on the fabric here and scroll below for more pics and my pattern review. I’m really happy with this suit! Butterick 6523 is an OOP pattern,…

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Amazing Fit is Right! Simplicity 1017

I love these pants!!! I’ve been looking for a go to work trousers pattern for some time now. While I’ve had some successes pants like Simplicity 8093 , Simplicity 8655 and McCalls 6515 none were perfect for work. S8093 is cropped which is great, but also a tad limiting in where/when I can wear them.…

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Back to Basics: V-Neck Tee Simplicity 8177

Sometimes you just need to sew this basics, because if I’m being honest the basics are really what I wear the most often. I love sewing the fun stuff like fancy dresses, backless tops and even swimsuits, but you can always use a t-shirt! This one is great because I can wear it on the…

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Winter Plans

Even though winter officially started about a month ago I’m just finishing up planning out this seasons “to-sew” list. I know that January is almost over, but the busyness of the holidays in December and a work deadline earlier this month prevented me from finishing my plans this any earlier. The weather here isn’t helping…

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Latte and Donuts: Simplicity 8801

Poor Miss Socialite has been waiting on these pjs since last winter. I can be such a selfish sewist. I finally finished them, even though I planned to have them sewn before Christmas. I think I purchased Simplicity 8801 with the plans to make holiday pajamas last Christmas. Since my hubby and Mr. Cool won’t…

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Colorblock Sheath: Designer Stitch Madison

I love a sheath dress and I adore color blocking so there was no doubt that I would volunteer to test the new Madison Dress from Designer Stitch. The Madison dress features a princess seam bodice with the option of a straight or half circle skirt.  The options are endless for color blocking and the…

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2019 Sewcialists Top 5: Highlights

2019 was a good year My husband and I love the beach (the kids are indifferent) so we try to make it to the ocean at least once a year. We didn’t make it last year and thought we weren’t going to make it this year once it was obviously that summer had slipped us…

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Baby Shower Gifts: Shannon Fabrics

I just love baby handmade baby gifts.

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Shannon Fabrics Baby Fabrics: Unboxing

I am always happy to work with companies that offer great products. So when Shannon Fabrics reached out to me I quickly checked out what they had to offer. Turns out Shannon Fabrics is the premier destination for all types of plush fabrics, they offer a wide variety of Cuddle (minky), Embrace (double gauze) and…

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Simplicity’s New Branding and Early Spring Release 2020

Simplicity had been hinting that something new was coming in their IG and Facebook feeds with their looks back at old logos. Also Mimi G had teased her new patterns a little early and we saw the new pattern envelopes. But today Simplicity has officially released their Early Spring Collection as well as their new…

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