My very first pair of jeans: Mimi G/Simplicity 8516

Whew! If you follow me on IG then you know I fought hard to make these jeans. I faced every challenge... from having the wrong fabric to breaking my machine (hopefully that's temporary). But mama! I made it! Here they are and I lived to tell the tale! My very first pair of jeans! With…

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Scrap busting series part 5: Pretty in pink!

Guys, this is it! This is the final scrap busting post (for now). And this was a fun, but also productive series. I wanted to end with the ballet sweater because it was the most significant piece for me personally. When I was growing up, I danced and I always wanted a ballet sweater just…

Scrap busting series part 4: The office outfit!

Did you know that you can make an office outfit from scraps? Yeah, me either! Honestly, this outfit was by accident and the separates were not intended to be worn together, but the separates matched and I said "Eff it, let's wear this together!" I chose a very 1960s inspired silhouette. I made the ultimate…

Scrap busting series part 3: The Calvin Wrap top

Hey y'all! Back again! And we're keeping the scrap busting train moving! So, the third garment in my series is the Calvin wrap top pattern by True Bias. I had the opportunity to test the pattern over the Summer and fell in love with how easy, and little amount of fabric I had to use…

Scrapbusting Series Part 2: A Striped Turtleneck

Hello friends! Long time no see, right? Well, I kind of decided to do the scrapbusting series by the seat of my pants....without completely realizing that I would have to sew a lot of stuff. I know it seems like the obvious answer, but I always seem to think that there are little elves that…

Scrapbusting Series Part 1: The Lou Box Top

Lately I've been so ashamed of my fabric stash. It. Is. Out. Of. Control. I mean, there are scraps just busting out of all sides of my shelving system. So, instead of folding it all neatly, I've decided that I'm going to sew my stash (or scrap bust) for the month of August. This week…

The essential tank: V for Victory for Chalk & Notch

This. Is. A. Must. For your sewing collection. Seriously, if you're looking for the perfect tank to add to your wardrobe or to test the waters with basics and essentials then this is the pattern you want. The Victory tank is the first pattern by Chalk & Notch in 2019. It's got 2 views, one…