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 5: Pretty in pink!

Guys, this is it! This is the final scrap busting post (for now). And this was a fun, but also productive series. I wanted to end with the ballet sweater because it was the most significant piece for me personally. When I was growing up, I danced and I always wanted a ballet sweater just…

Not another Spring jacket: My May Duster!

It's May! So bring on the flowers, more pink, more blooming and most of all more growth! Figuratively and literally! If you follow me on Instagram, I'm adding this to my list for the #memademay2019 sew along and #sewfreshsewclean13 sew along. I can double dip, right? I know you must be thinking "aren't you tired…

Flower child vibes: Simplicity 1059 pattern hack

I'm back with another pattern hack this week. And this time I made a flowy maxi dress for Spring! This dress made me feel like I stepped out of 2019 and right into 1970. It's so referential, but that's why I love it. I think my favorite fashion decade is the 1970s, to be honest.…

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…

Pattern review: Simplicity/Cynthia Rowley 8124

Stop comparing. Do your thing. I get so excited when I see others making really nice things. Then I race to my machine so I can make my version and I realize that it's Fall and that the pattern that I'm making is about 2 years old and I've completely missed the wave. LOL. This…