Camouflage Hi Lo Tank Top: Simplicity 1167

This fabric should look familiar as I’ve already sewn a t-shirt out of it, here. I purchased two yards of this camouflage rayon jersey from LA Finch Fabrics so I had about half of it left after making the tee, which was enough for another simple top. This time I went for a simple tank using Simplicity…

This season’s hottest top! McCalls 7542

By now I’m sure you have seen this pattern on either a blog, Facebook or Instagram. McCalls 7542 seems to be an instant hit! All of us makers love it, a simple fitted top in two lengths that offers 5 distinct sleeve options. McCall Pattern Company boosted the pattern’s popularity even more by creating a…

My Suduko Wardrobe Contest Entry

My entire spring sudoku wardrobe is based off of the Asian Floral Multi print fabric I purchased from Joann. This collection features a variety of pieces that are perfect for spring.

Wrap Top – Butterick 6285

I love all things that wrap! I mean who doesn’t? Wrap dress, wrap shirts, wrap skirts, they’re all great! I know I’ve made one wrap skirt (here), a reversible wrap dress (here), several faux wrap dresses and a few faux wrap tops, but never a true wrap top. That might be because I rarely make…

Back to Basics: Simple T-shirt – New Look 6838

I usually wouldn’t post about a simple project like this but this is the second piece I’ve completed for the Suduko Wardrobe Contest and I plan to do a post for each of the ten pieces. One of the reasons I decided to participate in the contest was to make myself to sew some separates. If…

Suduko Contest Inspiration – Vogue 8977

  I shared a week or two ago that I was going to enter the Suduko Wardrobe contest over on Pattern Review. This contest is quite the challenge. Similar to traditional Suduko you must complete a 4×4 board with top, bottom, shoes and an accessory that go together for each column, row and both diagonals….

Flower Power for Sweater Weather

I am so excited about these floral sweaters. Mostly I’m just pleased to have squeezed in some time to sew for myself. I loved mine so much I decided to make one for the “Little Miss”. I knew she would want one for her doll so I went ahead whipped up a mini one as well. One thing that…

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…

Red/Black Scatter Wrap Sweater – Vogue 9111 Again

I loved my Black and Gray Wrap Sweater so much that I made it again. I stuck with the same Vogue 9111 View B, but this time out of a red and black sweater knit from Hancock Fabrics. This colorway (as well as a blue/black and oatmeal/black) has sold out online but you may be able…

Black and Grey Wrap Sweater – Vogue 9111

If there are any of you who follow my blog regularly I apologize that I haven’t been posting much lately. There are several reasons for that most importantly I had some orders for TipStitched to fill, which is great! I want to keep my customers happy! Secondly, I think I needed a little break after the Fabricista Fashion Challenge. And…

Plum Gathered Wrap Front Top – McCalls 7249

I sewed up this top pattern, View A, as one of my two pieces my final Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge entry. I chose it because loved the wrapped gathers. Gathers are always good in my book for camouflaging your least favorite areas, which for me is my midsection. Read more about my entry and this top in particular…

Maroon Flutter Sleeve Gathered Top – McCalls 7046

I purchased this pattern quite a while ago with the plan to make the dress (View C). I loved the gathering and the peplum. Later I found a beautiful bright floral cotton jersey that would be perfect for a summer version of this pattern. However I had never used elastic in a seam allowance for gathering…