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….

My First Sewalong! Ferri Bodysuit

If you love the function of bodysuits, but not the snug fit, the Ferri Bodysuit is for you. Sew along with me! I shared my love for this bodysuit in my last post. Now, I’m so excited to share my first sewalong with you! Check it out on my YouTube page! Materials list – Ferri…

Black Blousy Bodysuit: 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…

Window Pane Cape: McCalls 6209

I knew I had to have this window pane ponte knit from Fabric Mart as soon as I saw it. My only question was which of the three color ways to order; dark teal, dusty pink and maroon/magenta. All of which are sold out, sorry. Obviously, I went with the dark teal. I knew I…

Skiff Tee by Jennuine Design

One of my favorite parts of pattern testing is sharing newly released patterns with you. And this time is no different, I’m pleased to share with you the Skiff Tee by Jennuine Design*. The Skiff Tee is a fun nod to the seaman’s Breton sweaters of France. The basic shape is a wide bateau neckline…

The Mimi Dress Redux

When I first blogged about the Mimi Dress, from SewSewDef, I said I had another one planned. And here it is! I was inspired by a picture of Beyonce in a gray suede zipper trimmed wide neck dress to replace the button band with a zipper. I debated between using a leopard print sweater knit…

January Pattern Haul

I, like many of you, have a hard time resisting pattern sales, especially after the latest season patterns have been released. Well Joann has Simplicity on sale for $0.99 (which is the lowest they go) and Burda (which rarely goes on sale) for $2.49 thru today, January 27th. Add to that from January 26th thru…

Sequins and Velvet Jogger Set

Miss Socialite, like most little girls (and many women), loves this trend of reversible (or mermaid) sequins. I bought her a reversible sequin tablet case and now she wants sequin storage boxes and pillows for her room. So of course when Joann started carrying this reversible sequin fabric I knew I had to make something…

Make Nine 2018

This is my first year joining the Make Nine challenge, started by Rochelle of Lucky Lucille back in 2016. I actually just learned of it this year and thought what a great idea!  I usually create a To Sew list every season which I never complete and always modify, but it helps me. Confession: I’m…

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…

A look back at 2017

I don’t always write a end of the year recap post, but I’ve made several pieces that I just love in 2017. Let me share them with you! I started the year off with a BANG! I sewed 10 items in just two months for my Pattern Review’s Sudoku Contest entry. The rules were to create…

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…