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SIMPLE SHEATH – Simplicity 8293

 

You can’t beat a simple sheath dress. It can be dresses up or down and can be worn year-round with the right accessories. I really love a sheath dress because it’s the perfect garment to wear when you don’t want (or feel) like putting in too much effort but still need to look like you tried. I tend to have at least a day or two (or three) during the work week where I just don’t feel like staring at my closet just hoping something nice jumps out at me.

Today’s post features a great go-to dress for those ‘I don’t want to try but I need to try’ days.

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DIY HOME DECOR – Decorative Pillows

Hi Ya’ll. I love home décor but I hate shopping for it. I mean, nothing is worse than having a vision and it not being realized all because some retailer doesn’t have what you like. Well, the good thing about home décor is just like clothes, you can do-it-yourself.

Now I have been meaning to update the decorative pillows in my den for two years now but I just couldn’t find the right color palette. It wasn’t a big deal because there were other things I had been meaning to add to the area like a rug, wall decor, etc. Well, I finally found a rug that encompassed all the colors in my palette. But then, those ugly pillows (that came with my sectional) seemed to stand out like a sore thumb.

Well, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to switch gears and go from DIY clothes to DIY home décor. Inside I’ll share with you my steps to creating decorative pillows along with some tips for a successful project. Continue reading

A LITTLE SHOULDER ACTION: McCall’s 7543

I am really falling in love with the exposed shoulder trend for Spring  and Summer. It’s a great way to add a little flirt and sass to the airy dresses and tops we all love to wear in the seasons’ warm weather.

McCall’s gave us trendy yet comfortable dresses and tops all in one pattern. Inside, I’ll share with you the two dresses I made using this great warm weather pattern. Continue reading

PATTERN REVIEW – Simplicity 8347

 

Hi Ya’ll. I think most mother’s dream of dressing up their little girl in the cutest outfits on the planet every day of the week. Although my daughter is the cutest little thing, she is a kid. Which means she makes a mess, gets dirty and is constantly getting into things. With that being said, I try to keep her everyday wardrobe simple yet cute. This means, for the most part, I dress her in shorts and girlie graphic tees for spring. Well if found myself wanting to break up the monotony of tees and sought out patterns for cute girlie tops that can be worn any day of the week. I stumbled upon a new release from Simplicity.

Inside, I’ll share with you my opinion and experience with Simplicity’s 8347.

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EASTER 2017- DIY Toddler Dress

Hi Ya’ll. These past few weeks have been hectic and last week I just didn’t have the time to post. Not only was I getting my family ready for Easter but I was also dealing with quarter end activities at my job. Nonetheless, I’m super excited to feature my littlest lamb in New Look’s 6355.

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New Look 6355 features a toddler dress with lengths and sleeve variations. It also features bow and trim options. For this project I decided to make View C with a few modifications.

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SPRING MENSWEAR: Linen Shorts

Hey Ya’ll!! This year one of my sewing goals was to make a couple garments for my husband. I wanted to challenge myself and show my favorite guy some love. Since I’m not experienced in menswear, I decided to start off small and make my love some shorts.

I can’t explain how fun it was to collaborate with my husband on this sewing project. From picking out fabric and notions and going through the fitting process, it was a great way to incorporate him in my favorite pastime. Not only did I gain more insight on his personal style but he also got an opportunity to see how much work goes into making a garment. Inside I’ll show you how I used McCall’s 6973 to create my first pair of men’s shorts. Continue reading

Spring LBD: PATTERN REVIEW- McCall’s 7407

LBD aka the little black dress is essential to every woman’s wardrobe. It’s one of those garments that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Although black is not considered a Spring color, the LBD can still hold up to the season’s pastel and bright colors. Inside I’ll show you the Spring LDB I created using McCall’s 7407 pattern. Continue reading

PATTERN REVIEW – McCALL’S 7573

Hey Y’all!!  SPRING IS HERE and if you saw my post from last week you know I’m ready to sew, sew, sew! Today’s post is a review of one my Spring picks…McCall’s 7573.

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McCall’s 7573 is a Laura Ashley new release from McCall’s Spring 2017 collection. The pattern features loose fit ruffled tops and off-the-shoulder and tie variations. This pattern is suitable for lightweight cottons and polyester blends. I made View C. Continue reading

PATTERN REVIEW – McCALL’S 7360

Hey Y’all!! When I shop for new patterns, I love to revisit older patterns that I may have previously overlooked or forgone for one reason or another. Amidst the newly released patterns I’ve recently purchased, I also picked up one of last year’s Spring releases. Don’t worry, I’ll be featuring some of the new releases soon but today I’ll feature a great top that can be worn Spring after Spring.

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McCall’s 7360 pattern features a pull over top/tunic with sleeve, pocket and hemline variations. It’s suitable for lightweight woven fabrics like chambray, cotton, linens and crepe de chine. I made View C with a few modifications. Continue reading