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…

Five must-have sewing tools!

Hey guys! This lockdown (even though restrictions are lifting) has brought up some questions. Lately a lot of you have been asking me how I got started, what are my favorite tools and some patterns that are great for beginners. I'm definitely going to talk about all of that, but I believe success starts with…

How to sew with sequins!

Happy Thursday y’all! If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I’ve been participating in #MeMadeMay. So the premise is basically that you wear something that you made everyday for the month of May ...or reshare previous looks...or whatever you decide to pledge. This is my first time doing this challenge ...and I…

The look for less: my J. Crew inspired classic button down

Hey friends! How are you in hanging in there? I know some states are lifting restrictions but I know a lot of us are still being really cautious. I’ve had a lot of time (like most of us) to really sink my teeth into a project that I’ve been itching to do for quite some…

All dressed up! | Pattern review McCalls 7974

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I know that we’ve all been wearing t-shirts, no bras and sweatpants, but I’ve really been longing to dress up in a something super feminine and ethereal. Enter McCall pattern 7974! This dress screams 70s bohemia! The sleeves, the silhouette - I mean I was in love at first sight! I…

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…

The look for less! My Carrie Bradshaw inspired floral jacket!

I’m a huge fan of Sex and the City. Like, I own the series box set and both movies type of fan girl level. So of course I’ve memorized every iconic outfit ever worn by all four ladies. (LOL, jk) Let’s just say, I Stan! Yes, Carrie is the most well known character. But, I…

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…