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…

DIY Home: How to make a chair slipcover!

Happy New Year! ICYMI I moved to Jackson, MS, got engaged and I've been in "nesting mode" ever since. One of the projects I made over the holidays was this DIY slipcover. See, my fiancée had a really awful colored arm chair. It was like....a chenille seafoam green (but very comfortable) arm chair. Bottom line,…

10 mistakes to avoid as a new sewer!

Last week on Instagram I got pretty candid and shared a little bit of my sewing journey and mentioned that my mistakes made me a better sewist. After an overwhelming response, I decided to share 10 sewing mistakes to avoid as a new sewer plus solutions for each mistake. Let's jump into it! Watching the…

Chalk & Notch Page Hoodie!

It’s a casual Friday over here! Contrary to what some people believe, I’m not always dressed up. As a matter of fact, I enjoy a casual outfit more than you know. And now that I've been working from home, I've been dressing down much more - and this pattern has been in heavy rotation! So…

Sewing with Denim Part 3: My review for Mimi G 8845!

Hey y’all! Today is the final day of my “Sewing with Denim” series. Have you enjoyed it? Today I’m sharing my pattern review of Mimi G’s denim jacket pattern with Simplicity 8845. I’ll be offering some tips and tricks that helped me be successful in making this jacket. The denim jacket is a unisex pattern…

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…

My favorite tool to make masks!

Disclaimer: this is not an ad nor am I affiliated with any companies listed. I may have retired from making masks, but I know many of you are still waist deep in making them. And as news reports have suggested that we need to "hunker down" here in America, I'm sharing my favorite tool that…

Free Pattern: The Tecoma Blouse by Mood Sewciety

Happy Sunday y’all! This month I decided to participate in Sew Your View’s (@sewyourview) monthly sewing challenge. This was my first time since every single time before I literally miss the deadline. Ugh. This month’s pattern was the Tecoma Blouse by Mood Sewciety. (PSST...Mood has free sewing patterns). This blouse is a nice wrap top…

My pattern review of the Marcel dress

Hi y’all! Let’s go on and get it out of the way...I am thoroughly in love with this pattern. This is the latest pattern by Chalk & Notch, the Marcel dress. It’s a tiered and gathered midi dress that comes in a mini and a tank version. The pattern is very on trend this Summer…

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…