How to sew with velvet!

Hey y'all! I know that this post is a long time coming - but here it is! How to sew with velvet. Velvet, kind of like any other fabric can have a stretch or a non-stretch property. I've sewn with both and I honestly believe non-stretch velvet is more difficult to sew with, but we're…

My new LEOPARD fur coat + a pattern review!

I know y’all didn’t think that I would totally abandon my loyalty to leopard for blush tones?! That would be a big fat “No!” Yes it’s a fact that I love pink. But more than pink, I still love leopard. I bought my fur from large fabric chain months ago during the Fall (now sold…

How to make a sequin skirt!

TGIF!! I know the holidays look a little different this year and that’s why I wanted to make something with some extra razzle dazzle. So if you’re just hanging out at home or on a holiday zoom call, you can shine too! Supplies: Stretch sequin fabric1/4 yard of stretch twill Stretch interfacing Stitch witchery fusible…

How to transition your me-makes from Summer to Fall!

The season is definitely changing around here! Temps are slowly dropping and I'm noticing dryer air. YAY! I've been waiting for a change. But also, as someone who makes their clothes, changes in the season can bring a sort of sadness. I'm not quite ready to put away my favorite shorts, the Pietra shorts from…

Tiers & gathers: my new lemon print Summer dress!

Happy Sunday! I have been super busy trying to make sure that I have all the outfits for my upcoming trip (more on that later) that I’ve been a bit M.I.A lately. Well, for my standards of content.... I have felt somewhat absent. But can we talk about my lemon print dress and how much…

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…

A J.Crew inspired Christmas PJ set!

Christmas is almost here! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Every year I promise myself a pair of matching PJs and this year, I finally did it. I used Simplicity pattern 8803 and made a nice matching set. I used size M for the pants and size S for my top.…

5 ways to rock leopard this Fall | a layered look!

I know it's been forever since I've blogged and probably longer since I've made and worn something leopard, but when life happens... you have to move! LOL. I'm keeping it short and sweet this week. I made a quick Lou box top by Sew DIY (anyone surprised?) and layered it with my thrifted blazer. My…

A Baby Doll Dress | McCall Pattern 7977 Review

Happy Monday! Every once in a while I like to indulge my inner old-soul vintage vibes and make something retro. As soon as I saw this pattern in the McCall catalogue, I knew that it could be something really great. It's true what people say. A sewing pattern is like a cooking recipe. You can…