The perfect combination: How to mix & match prints

Today it's all about prints -and how to mix them! I'm wearing head-to-toe me makes and I took a gamble and said to myself, "Stripes and dots? Yeah, this will go great!" It was just something in my mind that worked out well IRL. I'm wearing a full skirt made with the Arabella skirt from…

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Dear Mrs. Kennedy: A Nod to an American Fashion Icon

It's no secret that I love classic styles. And of course, the godmother of classic American style is Jackie Kennedy. If you've been following my blog or Instagram for sometime then you know that I love Jackie Kennedy. When I was a little girl my mom took me to an exhibit to see her clothes…

The perfect storm: A rain jacket pattern hack!

I know you're wondering how did I end up doing a pattern hack on a Spring jacket when there's so many patterns out there for this very garment. Well... it was a perfect storm. I had New Look 6585 in my pattern stash for the longest and I could not settle on a fabric that…

Never lose your keys again! 10-minute DIY Key fob

I've been sewing for quite sometime now, but somehow I missed the train for making key fobs! It's the easiest thing that a person can make -and I think I was mostly intimidated by the hardware portion of the project. If you're new to sewing or like me, behind the trend, this DIY project is…

Mimi G. Style: Sequin Maxi Skirt

This skirt has been 2 years in the making. I know you're probably thinking "WTH?" But, the first year I found the tutorial I was intimidated and thought, "No way, me and my sewing machine can tackle this." And unfortunately, I held onto that feeling. In the second year, I promised myself that I would…

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!…

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…