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.

Quilted Floral Knit Bomber – McCalls 7100

In my  Fall/Winter To Sew List I told y’all I was in love with bomber jackets. I had started three at the time of that post. I have since completed those three but you can read here and here about what happened with those if you missed it. So though this is the fourth bomber jacket…

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,…

Striped Duster – Fabricista Post

Have you ever run out to buy a pattern with the intention to make it right away, but then you get side tracked and days become weeks that become months? Well, that is what happened with early fall pattern, Simplicity 8177. I purchased this pattern this summer with plans to make it right away for…

Mandala Duster – Simplicity 8059

**Special Announcement** I’m very excited to announce that I am now a Fabric Mart Fabricista!!! This means each month I will be bringing you a look created from fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics. If you follow me, you already know that I love Fabric Mart and highly recommend them not only their fabric but there…

Lumberjack Plaid Coat – Butterick 6244

I’m usually not one to make a pattern more than once. After all there are so many beautiful patterns out there, I should know I have over 100 (I don’t have an exact count because I refuse to count them). So I’m surprised that I have sewn up Butterick 6244 three times!!! I made the…

Plaid Color Block Cape – New Look 6324

Plaid Color Block Cape NL6324 I think I am obsessed with capes. LOL I made two caped dress (see TipStitched) last year and now I have finally made an outerwear cape. During my cape pattern search I came across New Look 6324 and was drawn to View B because of the color blocking. I almost…

A Look Back

*New year, New Layout! Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments below* Looking back 2015 was a pretty busy year. I started taking this blog and my sewing in general more seriously.  I entered two sewing competitions, winning my first entry in Pattern Review’s Travel Wardrobe Contest (read more here) and…

Camel Draped Collar Coat – Butterick 6244

I made Butterick 6244 as one piece of my 3-Piece Wardrobe entry in the Fabric Mart Fabricista Challenge. Read more about my complete look here. In this post I’m simply going to share my review of the pattern and a link to my online shop if you would rather purchase this chic, comfy coat. I’m pleased to announce…

February Projects / My Travel Wardrobe Contest Submission

Although I have certainly had some #FAILS I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish in just about a year of sewing. I’ve made dresses, skirts, tops, pants, followed patterns, self drafted, remade RTW items, installed zippers, learned to serge, done a blind hem and more. Still I want to continue to learn…