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…

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How to make a headband in 5 minutes!

Happy Friday y’all! TGIF! If you have a few minutes this weekend the you should totally make this headband. It’s a few simple steps and only requires a few supplies. Let’s get started! Supplies: Stretch knit fabricJersey needle Thread Sewing machine and/or serger Steps: 1. Measure the circumference of your head and add 5 inches.…

My Solina dress + 8 reasons that I love “Breaking the Pattern” by Named Clothing!

Happy Monday!! It’s already March! Wow, 2020 is zooming by! So I promise that this post is not an ad in anyway. But I can’t get enough of “Breaking the Pattern” and the ladies behind Named Clothing. This is my second make from the collection in the book, and I kid you not, it fits…

5 reasons you should pre-wash your fabric!

Is pre-washing a do or don’t in your sewing process? It’s definitely a “do” for me. I was taught that you should always pre-wash your fabric as you intend to wash it in the future. So for example, if you have a wool fabric that requires extra care, then you can take it to the…