Blue Floral Flounce Dress: McCalls 7046

This bright blue floral flounce dress has been in the plans for years, but I finally made it.

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The Perfect Tunic: Simplicity 8295

  One of my coworkers and repeat customer wanted a classic tunic style top. I showed her a couple of options and she selected Simplicity 8295, pointing out that she preferred View C minus the lace up neckline. This project was my first time tackling cuffs and collar. Typically I wouldn’t attempt a new technique for…

McCalls Pattern Haul

McCall’s patterns are on sale through August 12th. Take a look at what I grabbed.

I’m going back to Cali…

Sorry for the cliche title but I had too! LOL I am headed to the 2017 Mimi G Style Conference being held this weekend in Los Angeles! I’m so excited to see some of my fellow sewists. The sisterhood and fellowship is probably the my favorite part of this trip.  The vibe is so amazing…

A Tried and True Review: McCalls 6886

Anyone who has been sewing clothing for anytime has likely sewn or heard of the TNT (tried-and-true) McCalls 6886. So why is M6886 a TNT pattern?  Well it’s so simple! Can be made with as little as two pattern pieces (View D & F) Can be sewn is 1-2 hours Can be easily graded for those…

Striped Denim Skirt: Simplicity 2258

Sadly everything I make can’t be amazing and I definitely feel that this skirt is lackluster. I called myself whipping up a quick skirt for FabricMart‘s Skirt Challenge. Since I didn’t have much time I decided to go for a straight forward sew. I’ve made Simplicity 2258 before at the beginning of my sewing journey. Then…

ModKid Leilani Romper

I had the opportunity to test the Leilani pattern from ModKid thanks to Sewing Portfolios! Isn’t it the cutest? Leilani comes in girls (2T to 8/9) and tween sizes (10-18). As a bonus the tween 14, 16 and 18 equals a women’s XS, S, M. Matching mommy and me or sisters outfits, anyone? Both sizes…

Abstract Leaf Cold Shoulder Dress: Vogue 9238

The cold shoulder definitely is the “on trend” look of the season, maybe year, and the pattern companies have definitely taken notice. All of the Big 4 companies have produced several patterns featuring the trend. I feel like the only one, but I’ve never been a real fan of the look. It’s not that I…