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…

Never gets old – McCalls 6886

What is there to say that hasn’t already be said about McCalls 6886? If you are a knit fan you have undoubtedly used the pattern for a simple sheath pullover dress. If you haven’t, you need to! I’m pretty sure McCalls will never stop producing this pattern. I HAS to be on the top 10 best…

Houndstooth Colorblock Sheath Dress

Happy Monday! I am recommitting to my goal of sewing and posting two garments per week.  Originally the challenging part was taking good photos (ie not bathroom selfies) as I depend on others to take my photos. Currently the issue I have is finding time to do some selfish sewing because I’ve been busy creating and sewing items for my TipStitched‘s…

Striped Fitted Peplum Dress – McCalls 6886 modified

I wanted to bring you a quick piece as I know I haven’t posted in a while. I stumbled upon this look yesterday while looking for some sewing inspiration online. I needed something that I could sew up in an evening to have a post for today. As soon as I saw a Beaute J’adore’s Nautical…

Black and White Lattice Colorblock Dress – Simplicity 1156

This is my first time working with an Amazing Fit pattern from Simplicity and I might be in love. I actually purchased S1156 because it was similar to V8995 which I already owned but had been too afraid to cut since I am frougie and Vogue patterns are “expensive“. In my defense $4.99 is 5…

Black and White Faux Wrap Dress – McCalls 6884

This dress is an oldie but a goodie. I attempted this pattern pretty early in my sewing journey because it came highly recommend and I love a wrap dress. The reveiws were correct this was an simple sew! I used an ITY I bought from a local fabric store. I just love black and white and this…

My Version of the Infamous Go-To Dress – McCalls 6886

There really isn’t much to say about this pattern that hasn’t been said. It is a favorite on Pattern Review, you’ll find it as an honorable mention on their “Best Pattern  of 2014” list. It is also a popular pattern in some of the Facebook sewing groups that I am in. I think the popularity is…

Black and White Striped wrap bodice dress – Butterick 5950

Ever since I sewed up my leopard print version of this dress I knew I would sew it again and again. This is a pattern I desperately searched for as it was OOP by the time I “discovered” it. Thankfully one of my amazing sewsistas had this pattern in her stash and gifted me with…

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…