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…

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…

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…

Santa, baby! …the little red dress

Merry Christmas everyone! It is truly one of the most wonderful times of the year! Since I'm currently on vacay and it's a national holiday, I'm going to keep this super, super short! Here it is! My red dress. It was supposed to have a sequin collar...but there was way too much bulk and I…

A J.Crew inspired Christmas PJ set!

Christmas is almost here! Can you believe how quickly this year has gone by? Every year I promise myself a pair of matching PJs and this year, I finally did it. I used Simplicity pattern 8803 and made a nice matching set. I used size M for the pants and size S for my top.…

An Autumn Date Night Look!

It's a complete coincidence that yesterday I posted a matching separates look...and that here I am again, doing the same thing! Ha! I originally made this outfit for a date night for my trip to Jackson, Mississippi to see my boyfriend and the weather switched up completely when I landed so I never got to…

5 ways to rock leopard this Fall | Ready-to-wear

It's always nice when you can go into a store and look at a garment and say "I know how this was made!" Or, "I bet I can make that!" And often times, I leave a clothing store feeling more empowered than ever to finish projects and make my next outfit. But what happens when…

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…

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…