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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Fall into gingham!| McCall Pattern 7922

Hey y'all! In case you haven't noticed, it's definitely Fall around here...but it wouldn't be a Southern Fall season without the sun still beaming high and bright, right? Which leads me to my next point...just how on earth am I wearing a sleeveless short dress in October? Welcome to South Carolina! I used McCall pattern…

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…

Issa (70’s) vibe: a mid-Summer mini dress

So I was on IG doing a recent pattern haul, when one of my fellow sewing bloggers did a very similar pattern haul featuring the same pattern. I reached out to Brittany Jones and mentioned how our hauls were very similar. Together we came up with a plan to pull an IG stunt. We decided…

Road Trippin’: The London Bookbag

So making a bookbag has been on my bucket list for quite some time! As a bag designer on Etsy I even get requests from folks asking if I make bookbags. And my answer has always been "Sadly, no." There was no opportunity like the present to really try my hand at making a bookbag…

My little red dress: Orchid Midi pattern review

I don't own any red dresses! I know, shameful! So when I saw this pattern, all I could see was "red"...but in a good way. I wanted a nice Spring red. So I opted for a tomato red from Minerva Crafts. And as a side note, my package came super quick and shipping costs were…

Not another Spring jacket: My May Duster!

It's May! So bring on the flowers, more pink, more blooming and most of all more growth! Figuratively and literally! If you follow me on Instagram, I'm adding this to my list for the #memademay2019 sew along and #sewfreshsewclean13 sew along. I can double dip, right? I know you must be thinking "aren't you tired…