A Baby Doll Dress | McCall Pattern 7977 Review

Happy Monday! Every once in a while I like to indulge my inner old-soul vintage vibes and make something retro. As soon as I saw this pattern in the McCall catalogue, I knew that it could be something really great. It's true what people say. A sewing pattern is like a cooking recipe. You can…

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…

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…

Dear Mrs. Kennedy: A Nod to an American Fashion Icon

It's no secret that I love classic styles. And of course, the godmother of classic American style is Jackie Kennedy. If you've been following my blog or Instagram for sometime then you know that I love Jackie Kennedy. When I was a little girl my mom took me to an exhibit to see her clothes…

Granny Chic: My Up-cycled Goodwill Dress

I did it! I completed my first up-cycle. And I let me just say, I need to do these more often! It was fun, quick and it was almost like a little brain exercise because you have to deconstruct and rebuild. Plus, my dress was only $6, so let's just say I saved a ton…