How I made my first suit during social distancing!

So, I did a thing! I have to admit that all of this indoor time has made me a very productive sewist! This project was already on the books, but the time it took to complete it was definitely accelerated by all the global events taking place. For the blazer I used a Mimi G/Simplicity…

Can you substitute interfacing? The short answer is YES!

Y'all I am on day three of "social distancing" and I have not lost my mind yet...but I definitely forgot to get a few things from the store. One of them being...interfacing. AHH! To be fair, I have SOME interfacing at the house. But I do not have enough interfacing for both front facings on…

The look for less! My Carrie Bradshaw inspired floral jacket!

I’m a huge fan of Sex and the City. Like, I own the series box set and both movies type of fan girl level. So of course I’ve memorized every iconic outfit ever worn by all four ladies. (LOL, jk) Let’s just say, I Stan! Yes, Carrie is the most well known character. But, I…

How to make a headband in 5 minutes!

Happy Friday y’all! TGIF! If you have a few minutes this weekend the you should totally make this headband. It’s a few simple steps and only requires a few supplies. Let’s get started! Supplies: Stretch knit fabricJersey needle Thread Sewing machine and/or serger Steps: 1. Measure the circumference of your head and add 5 inches.…

5 reasons you should pre-wash your fabric!

Is pre-washing a do or don’t in your sewing process? It’s definitely a “do” for me. I was taught that you should always pre-wash your fabric as you intend to wash it in the future. So for example, if you have a wool fabric that requires extra care, then you can take it to the…

Bohemian babe! How I mixed & matched prints (again) for my new dressing gown!

If you’ve followed me for a period of time then you know that from time to time I like to mix prints. Well, I’ve done it again. And this time, I used stripes and florals, just in time for Spring to create my new “dressing gown” or (also popularly known as) a bathrobe. I used…

How I sewed my first (faux) fur coat!…PS – You can too!

Happy Monday! Okay so I've dodged and avoided sewing fur for the longest. There was something always a little taboo about it for me. I was intimidated by the "pile" (more on that later). And the cutting process...oh, and I was convinced that there was absolutely no way that I could mush all of that…

The look for less: Meghan Markle’s favorite coat!

Raise your hand if you find style inspo from your favorite celebs? I know at times, I do! The Duchess of Sussex A.K.A Meghan Markle always has really great looks. But her favorite (I'm only guessing here) is the "coatigan." I mean, I pinned about 4 or 5 different looks on Pinterest of her wearing…

5 Ways to rock leopard this Fall | Matching separates

Back in September I did an IG taker for D&H Fabrics. Tammy, the owner, gifted me  beautiful leopard print that a girl like me just couldn't resist! I wanted to maximize this fabric to the fullest and did not want to make a dress. So instead, I made a "faux dress" if you will... :)…