How I spent my L.A. Finch Fabrics Giftcard!

Back in February I won a Valentine’s Day Instagram Giveaway from L.A. Finch Fabrics. YAYYYY ME! The giveaway was for a $25 gift card and a Lapel Pin! I had promised myself I wasn’t going to purchase any fabric in 2017 until I at least made some semblance of a dent in my fabric stash,…

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…

Ankara Bomber Round 2: McCalls 7100

I mentioned in Fall/Winter To Sew List post that I had a few bomber jackets planned. First up was the matching Ankara set I sewed up for me and Miss Socialite. The lesson I learned from that attempt was do NOT use fusible interfacing (at least not without adjusting the sizing). Next up! This Ankara version for my sister….

Navy and Teal Pencil Skirt – McCalls 6788

I apologize for being gone so long. Did you miss me? LOL. I’ve been working steadily on creating, photographing and listing my new  TipStitched Ankara line. The store has also received a makeover so give it a look and let me know what you think. On to the review! I’m 98% sure McCalls 6788 (OOP) is one of…

Striped Hoodie Dress – A Frankenpattern

When I saw this striped hoodie on either Facebook or Instagram I knew I had to make it. 1) It looked comfy B) it was striped and III) it was black and white. (lol) All of my favorites in one and a definite no-brainer! Sadly I am on a fabric fast (seriously I must make a dent…

Weekend Sales Roundup November 5- 11

  Veterans Day Sale November 5-11th Patterns $1.99 Butterick patterns $4.99 Vogue patterns Fabrics $7.99/yd Licensed team cotton prints 40% off licensed fleece prints, licensed team fleece print 50% off Glacier fleece Notions 30% off Interfacing by the yard 40% Coats & Clark thread/zippers, buttons, Olfa & Fiskars cutters/blades/mats/rullers, elastics, velcro, quilting rulers/templates, sewing machine needles…

Weekend Sales Roundup October 22-31

Pyramid sale 40% off $50, 50% off$100, 60% off $150 or more (excludes Julie’s Picks, sales, clearance and patterns) ***Deals on www.fabricmartfabrics.com change often so I have no end dates $3.99 All Butterick Patterns (Oct 22-24th) http://www.butterickpatterns.mccall.com  Halloween Sale October 22-31 80% off Halloween home accents, accessories and ribbons Patterns $1.99 Simplicity patterns Fabrics 50% off Suede solids, costume collection, apparel lining,…

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…

Eggplant Pintuck Skinny Pants – Simplicity 1019

I keep thinking today is Friday so I want to say TGIF, but instead I will say happy almost Friday! Anyway, whatever day it is I just wanted to bring you this quick pattern review for Simplicity 1019 (a Mimi G pattern!). If you’ve been following along with me on the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion…

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…

Plum MimiG Fall Dress

Its pretty well know that Mimi G is one of my favorite sewing/fashion bloggers. I follow her on her blog, Facebook and Instagram. So when Mimi added this Fall Dress tutorial I had to have it. It reminded me of V1314 with the rouching but I figured this eas better becsuse it would be custom drafted…

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…