A Silk Geometry Top + Denim Clovers

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Well, hello there friends! This is something quite a bit different for me -- jeans! Yeah, I really went out of my comfort zone with these as I very rarely wear any pants or jeans.  I only have a few pairs of jeans in my closet and I'm in dresses and skirts 99.9% of the time.  Plus, I know I don't look that happy in these photos -- well, I wasn't! haha! :)  This, of course, has nothing to do with the top I'm wearing, as I quite like that one! I was a pattern tester for the Geometry Top … [Continue reading...]

[tutorial] Evening Bag with Beaded Trim

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Hello friends! I'm so happy to share this tutorial with you!   I have made many of these little clutch bags and they are the perfect accessory for handmade garments as you can use your leftover fabrics and get the perfect match.  This bag is one I made to match my recent evening gown. These are some of the other bags I've made.  The ivory one with the rosette has a different type of frame than the one I'm using in this tutorial.  The other two both have overlays and use the same type … [Continue reading...]

A Silk Voile Evening Gown [Butterick 5987]

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Hello friends! Yay! I have an evening gown to show you!!!   I don’t know about you, but any social occasion that gives me the opportunity to dress up is top in my books!  Formal wear is actually my favorite type of garment to make and thankfully I had a formal wedding to attend! The […]

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A Floral Silk Charmeuse Dress [Burda 7907]

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Hello, friends!   How do you like my new dress?  This is honestly one of the most sumptuous fabrics that I’ve ever had in my sewing room.  It’s a stretch silk charmeuse panel print by Catherine Malandrino. This was one of my impulse buys from Fabric Mart that when I saw the fabric, I just […]

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The Dracula Dress [Butterick 5982]

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  Hello friends! Just in time for Halloween is my new Dracula dress! I am a huge classic film buff, with my favorites being from the 20’s and 30’s.  I’ve always especially loved classic horror flicks and Bela Lugosi’s Dracula is the epitome of awesome to me.  The only classic horror “villain” I love more […]

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BurdaStyle Plus Size Blog Tour: A Rayon Challis Tunic Dress

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Hey there, friends! I’m the next stop on the BurdaStyle Plus Size Blog Tour!   This dress is truly a different style for me.  It has kind of a 1970’s vibe and felt a bit strange to put on as I’m not used to a loose-fitting garment.  I thought it would be good for me to […]

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A Nautical Moneta

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Hello there, friends! Yep! It’s another Moneta!  My favorite knit dress pattern!  I certainly can’t get enough of this pattern as this is the 5th Moneta I’ve made for myself.  It’s basically my go-to pattern for a quick, comfy dress. This one went together pretty quickly as I’ve made this pattern several times now.  The […]

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A Black Eyelet Odette

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Hello there, friends! I’m so happy to finally share this dress with you!   This is the Odette dress from BlueGingerDoll patterns.  I tested this pattern back in July and it’s been hanging in my closet ever since! As I was testing this pattern and it was in it’s beginning stages, this was not the […]

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Unselfish Sewing: A Birthday Moneta

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Yes, I actually sometimes sew for other people! This is my mother-in-law Alana’s birthday dress!  She’s standing here in front of just a few of her fantastic fashion dolls.  She is a renowned doll fashion designer and makes beautiful couture doll fashions for dolls like Barbie, Tonner, Gene, Franklin Mint, etc.  If you’re a doll […]

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