Styled 3 Ways: Chambray Shirtdress (Simplicity 8546)

Hello lovelies! Welcome to a new series on the blog called 3 Ways. This series is a new thing I’m starting this year to help you make the most of your closet with less. In the series I’m taking one or two staple pieces and styling them 3 different ways to show you how to […]

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A Tailoring Story: How to Recognize Your Worth

Last year, ones who met me and found out I sew asked me the ever known question “do you do alterations?”. Some even assume upon me telling them I sew that I automatically will fix their outfits. And finally I’ve had a person actually tell me, rudely, “well if you don’t do sewing for others […]

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At the Core of Your Procrastination

I spent most of 2018 putting things off until the last minute. Between laziness, feelings of inadequacy and comparing myself to others, I skipped out on many missed opportunities.

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10 Pear Shaped Friendly Sewing Patterns for Women

Being pear shaped can be awesome if the right clothes are worn to flatter certain parts. Often on the pear shaped woman it is common to flatter the chest area because it is smaller on that body type and draws as less attention to the behind as possible.

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Learning to Be Transparent While Sewing

“Resisting change, we hold on. Accepting change, we let go.” I’ve been letting go of a lot of frustrations lately. Shedding skin like a snake, molting like a mammal and like an evolving butterfly, coming out of many cocoons with new versions of myself.

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Kimono Jacket & Wide Legged Jeans

  I’ve never been much of a jean collector. 3 pairs of jeans and I’m set. However since discovering Mimi G’s Simplicity #8655 pattern (found HERE) I’ve been wanting ALL the statement pants lately.

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Green Orchid Midi Dress- From Dinner Table to Cutting Table

I’m so excited to write about this dress and this photoshoot. My husband is always on the search for fabric bargains, so when he video-called me to see if I was interested in a green tablecloth he found at a garage sale one day I was slightly skeptical. I would’ve never imagined it’d turn into […]

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Snap! The Shelf Life of Thread

Recently I inherited my husband’s Grandmother Pearl’s industrial sewing machine. Along with the machine she gave me a number of other vintage items she had, some when she was in sewing school and others when she made gowns for clients back in the 70s/80s. A large amount of thread was in that bundle.

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Ali Sweatshirt Review / My First Pattern Testing Experience

Upon being introduced to the sewing community I learned a lot of things about the sewing world. One specifically is the job of pattern testing, and I had the opportunity to test a pattern from one of my favorite pattern designers!

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New Look #6511 Dress Hack

I don’t have many dresses. Which stinks because I love wearing them. When my husband showed me the fabric for this dress at Golden D’or I knew I had to make something that would show off the print. It definitely screams fall to me with the olive color and the mustard and blue flowers.

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