My very first pair of jeans: Mimi G/Simplicity 8516

Whew! If you follow me on IG then you know I fought hard to make these jeans. I faced every challenge... from having the wrong fabric to breaking my machine (hopefully that's temporary). But mama! I made it! Here they are and I lived to tell the tale! My very first pair of jeans! With…

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Scrap busting series part 4: The office outfit!

Did you know that you can make an office outfit from scraps? Yeah, me either! Honestly, this outfit was by accident and the separates were not intended to be worn together, but the separates matched and I said "Eff it, let's wear this together!" I chose a very 1960s inspired silhouette. I made the ultimate…

The essential tank: V for Victory for Chalk & Notch

This. Is. A. Must. For your sewing collection. Seriously, if you're looking for the perfect tank to add to your wardrobe or to test the waters with basics and essentials then this is the pattern you want. The Victory tank is the first pattern by Chalk & Notch in 2019. It's got 2 views, one…

Not another cami hack: The Misty Cami

TGIF! I know it seems like lately I've been releasing new posts on Fridays (and that's true), but I hope all of you understand! 🙂 If you're on Instagram then you know that @Sewalteredstyle released their first pattern, the Misty cami and well, since I love camis and tank tops I was drawn to this…

Summer coordinates! Mixing prints again!

TGIF everyone! Ok, so you want the truth? This outfit was supposed to come with me with to New Orleans, but it never made it in the suitcase.  When we took these photos I was not completely satisfied with the fit of the shorts so I wanted to alter them again. Welp, we all know…

New Orleans: Part Deux

Brunch, anyone? I feel like that's an important part of any vacation, especially in a place where most activities involve trying new or interesting cuisine. For the day, I wore my favorite Summer pattern, an ogden cami hack. Once again, I extended the bodice, but this time to the floor to make a maxi dress.…

Breaking all the rules! Pattern review: Simplicity Jiffy Dress 1059

I broke so many rules with this pattern! But more on that later. Let me start from the top. It's definitely an oldie but goodie. If you're not familiar with this pattern it's a vintage Simplicity pattern from 1969. I love this pattern because on some level I'd like to think my late aunt, who…