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…

Black Slim Pants: Simplicity 1019

Whew! I’m nearing the finish line of this Suduko Wardrobe Contest. These pants from Mimi G for Simplicity pattern 1019 is piece #5 of 10. This contest was a great way to challenge myself to make more pants as I always find myself leaning towards dresses. Black pants are a staple of any wardrobe for any…

McCalls 7366: Angola Print Jumpsuit

I made this outfit several months ago to wear to Beyonce’s Formation Tour but never got around to posting it. In a few weeks Beyonce will be back in town and that reminded me that I never shared this outfit. And that I need to be working on the next one. This was one of those…

Ankara Culottes– Butterick 6178

Before starting this project I was unsure about culottes, but I kept spotting Ankara culottes online and I finally saved the photo below on my phone as inspiration. I have to say after finally getting around to sewing up a pair and I’m still unsure. Something is definitely off with my pair, I can’t put…

Heather Gray Joggers – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is becoming a go to pattern. I have already made 2 views of this pattern, View D-the sweatshirt dress and View F- modified joggers. I had enough of the stretch denim heather gray knit left over from the sweatshirt dress for one more item. Initially my little fashionista was going to get her…

Final Fabricista Fashion Challenge – 3 Piece Wardrobe

I can’t believe this is my FINAL entry into the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion Challenge! These last 5 weeks have truly been a challenge but also very rewarding. I’m so thankful and humbled to have made it to the Top Three. All 6 bloggers are very talented ladies! Let’s get to it but first….Be sure to VOTE here…

Fall 2015 “To-Sew” List

I typically sew for the current season right up until the end of that season. See the halter wrap dress I sewed up just 2 weeks ago for the Fabricista Fashion Challenge. Sadly that means when the temps finally drop or raise I have nothing to wear. And by nothing I mean nothing handmade and by…

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…