Granny Chic: My Up-cycled Goodwill Dress

I did it! I completed my first up-cycle. And I let me just say, I need to do these more often! It was fun, quick and it was almost like a little brain exercise because you have to deconstruct and rebuild. Plus, my dress was only $6, so let's just say I saved a ton…

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Flower child vibes: Simplicity 1059 pattern hack

I'm back with another pattern hack this week. And this time I made a flowy maxi dress for Spring! This dress made me feel like I stepped out of 2019 and right into 1970. It's so referential, but that's why I love it. I think my favorite fashion decade is the 1970s, to be honest.…

The perfect storm: A rain jacket pattern hack!

I know you're wondering how did I end up doing a pattern hack on a Spring jacket when there's so many patterns out there for this very garment. Well... it was a perfect storm. I had New Look 6585 in my pattern stash for the longest and I could not settle on a fabric that…

How to make an Instagram worthy flat lay!

You spoke up! You voted unanimously, and here it is the flat lay tutorial! Let's start from the beginning. Flat lays have been around for a long time. It's not an original idea, but you can make it your own by adding your signature touch. Silly me, I didn't realize that this was a thing…

The most comfortable dress you’ll ever make: tips on working with jersey knit fabric!

Hey dolls! I don't think I've ever encountered a more creamy, dreamy pattern and fabric combo than this! The Kielo wrap dress pattern by Named was MADE for jersey knit. Like most of my discoveries, I saw this dress first on Instagram and I knew that I had to make it. This is the perfect…

The look for less! My knock off “CURLS” sweatshirt

Hey guys! This month I'm celebrating one whole year since I've gone natural! YAY me! For 18 years I used a relaxer in my hair and was taught that my hair was unmanageable. Lies! So last year, I went to a salon that specializes in natural hairstyles and asked for a big chop. The stylist…

Papercut pattern review: The Sapporo Coat

Hi lovlies! I am beyond excited for this project. I fell in love at first sight with the Sapporo coat by Papercut when I saw it on another sewist's page on Instagram. I know I always say that -but I really mean it this time.   You know how I know that this was true…