A coffee run in my Lou box top

It seems like the entire Summer I was surrounded by sewists who made beautiful garments from the Crowded Faces collection by Lady McElroy. I went back and forth on if I loved the fabric (it is quite an investment). Then by the time I wanted to purchase it, Summer was over and I had to…

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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…

My very first pair of jeans: Mimi G/Simplicity 8516

Whew! If you follow me on IG then you know I fought hard to make these jeans. I faced every challenge... from having the wrong fabric to breaking my machine (hopefully that's temporary). But mama! I made it! Here they are and I lived to tell the tale! My very first pair of jeans! With…

Scrap busting series part 5: Pretty in pink!

Guys, this is it! This is the final scrap busting post (for now). And this was a fun, but also productive series. I wanted to end with the ballet sweater because it was the most significant piece for me personally. When I was growing up, I danced and I always wanted a ballet sweater just…

Scrap busting series part 4: The office outfit!

Did you know that you can make an office outfit from scraps? Yeah, me either! Honestly, this outfit was by accident and the separates were not intended to be worn together, but the separates matched and I said "Eff it, let's wear this together!" I chose a very 1960s inspired silhouette. I made the ultimate…

Scrap busting series part 3: The Calvin Wrap top

Hey y'all! Back again! And we're keeping the scrap busting train moving! So, the third garment in my series is the Calvin wrap top pattern by True Bias. I had the opportunity to test the pattern over the Summer and fell in love with how easy, and little amount of fabric I had to use…