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.

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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…

Two Versions of Mama Leilani

I really enjoy pattern testing and my experience working with Marina of  Peach Patterns was no exception.  I had the opportunity to test their first womens pattern the Mama Leilani Dress and Top pattern (there is a coordinating girls version). Peach Patterns is based out of Sydney, Australia, which explains why I am rocking this newly…

Simplicity 8264: A Fabric Mart Guest Post

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? It’s almost Labor Day! So despite the fact that it has been insanely hot here in the southeast and will likely stay that way weeks after the “unofficial end of summer” it’s almost time for me to start sewing for fall. If you have followed me…

ModKid Wren Dress+Crop Top

I jumped at the chance to be a tester for the Wren Tank Dress + Crop Top pattern by Modkid because I love a 2-n-1 outfit. The dress can be worn alone or with this adorable crop top. The dress features a knit bodice for easy pull on wear while the gathered skirt and crop…

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…

Weekend Pattern Haul

Joann had a great pattern sale this weekend with McCalls, Vogue and Simplicity pattern on sale! I certainly hope you took advantage of it because I sure did! I will add that I am proud of myself for not going overboard! Here’s what I bought. First of all I was surprised and pleased that my…

Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

McCalls 2016 Early Fall Patterns

I have been eagerly awaiting McCalls Early Fall Patterns because this release was to include the first Beaute’ J’adore patterns! I follow Beaute’s blog and I love her style and the way she is able to take a pattern and transform it into something totally different from the pattern photo. I haven’t purchased many patterns recently….

Little White Dress: Fabric Mart

This blog is cross posted on Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog. Check out rest of the Fabricista team and their creations here. Today is the official start of summer! It has actually felt like summer here for a few weeks and I’m excited because this is my favorite time of year. An added bonus Fabric Mart is celebrating…

Heather Gray Sweatshirt Dress – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is actually a pajama pattern, but it can be used a loungewear or athleisure wear. I originally purchased this pattern for the pants, view F, to make joggers last year, here. (The pattern is perfect for joggers BTW). This winter I wanted to make some hoodies and sweatshirts so I pulled this pattern out for views…

I promise I’m sewing!

I know that I’ve only posted two things that I have sewn this year but I have been sewing. lol Taking pics in the winter has been challenging with it being so cold outside it’s hard to get my coworker photographer to volunteer. And with the sun going down so early in combo with the kids…

TipStitched Fall 2015 Collection Dresses

I’ve been working on the following six dresses for my TipStitched Fall Collection for a while and I’m so excited to show it to you. I do have tops, skirts and pants planned but I love dresses so of course I had to launch the dresses first!   It is almost impossible for me to pick…