The perfect holiday dress: McCall 7833 pattern review

      Wow, where to begin?! I was so defiant and against making this pattern because I saw it everywhere during the Fall. And if you know me, then you know that I don't enjoy hype about anything. But the more I saw it, the more I saw how confident people felt wearing it.…

My (Es)cape in Asheville | Pattern review: McCall’s 6209

Whew! What a time I had with this project. The front cover of the pattern actually says that it takes one hour. It actually took me about 5 hours because everything that could go wrong, actually went wrong. Needles. Broken. Thread. Popped. Bobbin. Jammed. You name it, it happened. Over and over and over again!…

Channeling my style icon: Jackie Kennedy-Onasis

Happy Election Day! Even though there is no gift exchange, this is probably one of my favorite American holidays. I believe so much in democracy and civic duty that I love waking up and heading to the polls to vote! This election is probably one of the most important of my lifetime, and so in…

Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Tips on surviving my first craft fair

It's so hard to believe that I've never met most of the people that have bought an item from my Etsy shop. Isn't that crazy? But, that's the world we live in! E-commerce has opened the door for so many people like myself. However, one of my goals for this year was to try my…

Pattern review: Simplicity/Cynthia Rowley 8124

Stop comparing. Do your thing. I get so excited when I see others making really nice things. Then I race to my machine so I can make my version and I realize that it's Fall and that the pattern that I'm making is about 2 years old and I've completely missed the wave. LOL. This…

The perfect match: sewing with stripes

When I first started sewing, stripes always sounded good in theory. Then when I would start cutting, my project would go so wrong! ARGH! But overtime, and after many garments that ended in the trash pile, I've come up with my own tips and tricks for matching up stripes. Surprisingly, I haven't found many tutorials…

The stash house: a fabric story

So recently I realized that I was living wrong. Ok, that's extreme. I was not living wrong, but my fabric organization -was anything but. It was not organized at all. About a year ago, I bought these cloth storage bins that you can find at TJ Maxx to keep all of my fabric inside of…

Tips for working with vinyl

Hey everyone! Thanks for visiting my blog! Since I use vinyl quite frequently, I've been asked a lot of questions on how to work with vinyl. It looks intimidating, but I promise that it's so much easier than it looks! In my experience, buying the right type of vinyl for your project begins at the…