My new Carolyn Pajamas

Happy Tuesday! Since it's my last official day to lounge (I start back at work on Wednesday), I wanted to make some Carolyn pajamas by Closet Case. Their reputation definitely precedes itself, but that didn't stop me from wanting to make this set. I chose a palm leaf print fabric with pink piping for a…

How I made a color block blouse!

TGIF! Lately I've been really inspired to get in on the color block action. I mean it's up and down my feed. I've seen so many other influencers really getting creative with it (@theravelout, @thecornyrainbow and @katiekortmanart are killing it)! And to be honest, I actually bought a whole pattern and some fabric to actually…

The look for less!| My palm leaf outfit

If you've been following me since last Summer then you know that I am no stranger to the palm leaf print. Gosh I hope that it never goes away! This trend has been up and down my closet for the past 2 Summers without pause. It's like my leopard for the warmer months. I went…

Five must-have sewing tools!

Hey guys! This lockdown (even though restrictions are lifting) has brought up some questions. Lately a lot of you have been asking me how I got started, what are my favorite tools and some patterns that are great for beginners. I'm definitely going to talk about all of that, but I believe success starts with…

The look for less: my J. Crew inspired classic button down

Hey friends! How are you in hanging in there? I know some states are lifting restrictions but I know a lot of us are still being really cautious. I’ve had a lot of time (like most of us) to really sink my teeth into a project that I’ve been itching to do for quite some…

5 reasons I love “Make it Simple” by TATB!

Hey everyone! I know we’re all trying to make it day to day with everything going on, but I wanted to pop in and talk about something that we can all relate to...and that’s time. Whether you feel like you have too much, or simply not enough...it’s something that all sewists have stressed over. Last…

My new maxi dress! | McCall pattern 7922

Happy Wednesday! I know every day has been feeling like the weekend around here, but boy do I have a new maxi dress that can’t wait to go outside! LOL. She will be everywhere once things get back to normal! I used McCall pattern 7922 and extended it to the floor to turn it into…

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…

My first button down! McCall 7838 pattern review

TGIF!!! I feel like Friday could not come quick enough this week. Am I right? Anyway, I'm closing out my work week with my FIRST BUTTON DOWN EVER! Now let's be clear, I've sewn buttons on before, I made coats and jackets with collars...but I have never made a collar for a shirt, or slip…