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…

How I sewed my first (faux) fur coat!…PS – You can too!

Happy Monday! Okay so I've dodged and avoided sewing fur for the longest. There was something always a little taboo about it for me. I was intimidated by the "pile" (more on that later). And the cutting process...oh, and I was convinced that there was absolutely no way that I could mush all of that…

The look for less: Meghan Markle’s favorite coat!

Raise your hand if you find style inspo from your favorite celebs? I know at times, I do! The Duchess of Sussex A.K.A Meghan Markle always has really great looks. But her favorite (I'm only guessing here) is the "coatigan." I mean, I pinned about 4 or 5 different looks on Pinterest of her wearing…

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…

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…

New Orleans: Part Trois

We're almost finished with this series mon petit! And today I'll be sharing quite possibly my favorite one out of all of them! My birthday suit...well, coordinates. LOL. And is anyone surprised? It's stripes!!! We ate dinner at August's that night so I only wore this outfit for a few hours. But I felt like…