Girls Joggers Suit – Simplicity 8268

Miss socialite loves joggers. It’s just her “thing”. Joggers and houndstooth and plaid…she has a new found love for anything plaid! I’m not sure where that came from, but hey I’m a print lover so I’m not mad at her. LOL She has been begging me for more joggers after I self drafted a pair. She’s outgrown…

The Mimi Dress – SewSewDef

I loved The Mimi, from the September/October issue, as soon as I saw it. It’s a simple batwing dress designed for knits that can be both dressed up and down simply based on your fabric choice, accessories and shoes.

Comfy and Cute – Sweatshirt Dresses 

The fall season is definitely upon us and the winter is quickly approaching. During these chilly/cold months I love to feel comfy and warm but I still want to look casual chic. Lets face it – the comfiest outfits aren’t always cute. Thankfully McCalls released M7688 just it time to provide four different “fashionable” takes…

Coral Floral Girls Sundress: McCalls 7079

Not sure why I never got around to sharing this look, but better late than never. After first trying liverpool knit from Finch Fabrics to make McCalls 7046  I fell in love with it.  Apparently so did Miss Socialite because she wanted to know when I was going to make her something with it. I…

Five Questions One Take

Judith Dee of Judith Dee’s World tagged me in this Five Questions One Take challenge that was started by And Sew On (see the video that started it all here). This tag simply asks you to answer 5 questions about yourself (four not sewing related) so that others can learn more about you. The trick…

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…

Denim Jumpsuit: Fabricista Guest Post

I love a jumpsuit! Second to dresses, I think jumpsuits are my favorite item to sew. One piece outfits just make life easier. Plus jumpsuits are great for transitional months as you can layer them with a jacket or over a long sleeve shirt. And since I’m moving to fall sewing this jumpsuit was a…

Wine Floral Maxi: McCalls 7561

Who doesn’t love a maxi dress? I mean they are great for spring, summer and fall. I never seem to have enough but my go to maxi patterns have been McCalls 7121 and 6744, but I when Maggie Elaine shared her version of McCalls 7561 on Instagram I decided I needed one too.

Fall 2017 To-Sew List

I’m really enjoying creating videos! It’s more work than a blog post in some ways but I like feeling like I’m communicating more directly with you. I’m still learning so please bear with me. Please take a look and if you enjoy it, hit the thumbs up and subscribe! I need to hit 100 subscribers…

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…

Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee Round 3

Statement vs Classic Bomber. This reversible bomber jacket does dual duty switching from a bold colorful standout piece to a familiar timeless staple. My Round 3 entry for Pattern Review’s Sewing Bee.

Simplicity 2017 Fall Release

I tend to only do these pattern release reviews when I love a new collection and this is true for this years fall release from Simplicity. This year marks Simplicity’s 90th anniversary and to celebrate they have been bringing back many vintage patterns. Now I haven’t sewn any vintage patterns and they are not necessarily…