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... :)…

5 ways to rock leopard this Fall | Ready-to-wear

It's always nice when you can go into a store and look at a garment and say "I know how this was made!" Or, "I bet I can make that!" And often times, I leave a clothing store feeling more empowered than ever to finish projects and make my next outfit. But what happens when…

5 Ways to rock leopard this Fall | Travel Chic

Welcome to my new series: "5 ways to rock leopard this Fall." So one, leopard is definitely having a moment this year. But, please let the record show that I've always been a fan of leopard. I mean, I have been rocking a faux leopard mink for the last 3 New Years Eves. And, I've…

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…