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…

Demystifying the art of shirring

Happy Friday! Is it me or shirring has been everywhere this Summer? I mean, it’s around every Summer...but this Summer, it’s REALLY out there. LOL. So, of course this sewing technique and Summer style naturally peaked my interest as sewist after sewist started turning out the most beautiful projects. But first... let’s unpack a few…

TATB Suki Dress pattern hack!

Hello friends! Would you believe me if I told you that this is the Suki dress pattern from Tilly & the Button's latest book "Make it Simple"? I know, it's crazy right. To be fair, this dress was a completely different idea and color - but when that didn't work out, I had to start…

How I made a color block blouse!

TGIF! Lately I've been really inspired to get in on the color block action. I mean it's up and down my feed. I've seen so many other influencers really getting creative with it (@theravelout, @thecornyrainbow and @katiekortmanart are killing it)! And to be honest, I actually bought a whole pattern and some fabric to actually…

How to make your own pattern weights!

Happy Wednesday y'all! Lately, I've noticed that all of my metal washers that I use for pattern weights have virtually disappeared. I mean... I think that this has just happened over time, but still. So I finally decided that I wanted to shop for some. But the shop I want to buy it from is…

The look for less!| My palm leaf outfit

If you've been following me since last Summer then you know that I am no stranger to the palm leaf print. Gosh I hope that it never goes away! This trend has been up and down my closet for the past 2 Summers without pause. It's like my leopard for the warmer months. I went…