Adding Sleeves to a RTW Dress

   My sister is getting married next month in May, and she found THIS dress at forever21.com, but for her modest requirements asked if I could add sleeves to it for 10 of her bridesmaids, myself included. This is the dress as pictured on the website: I said yes! I really love the look of this dress,Continue reading “Adding Sleeves to a RTW Dress”

Pieced Envelope Pillow with Piping

Every year, spring comes and all I want to do is freshen up my living space. I love this tutorial because you can use pillow forms you already have, and simply recover them. I decided to go for a pieced geometrical look for my new pillow covers. I will show you how I pieced myContinue reading “Pieced Envelope Pillow with Piping”

Knit Bell Sleeve Top

          While making my Birkin Flares one post back, I knew I just HAD to make a shirt to go with them. I was inspired by the flares on my jeans to create the sleeves of this simple knit shirt. I also read in a few magazines about flares and rufflesContinue reading “Knit Bell Sleeve Top”

Anthro-Inspired Top + Free Pattern

A few weeks ago I was getting together with family, and noticed my sister-in-law wearing this gorgeous Comino Top she had recently purchased at Anthropologie. I loved it so much that after a few days I still couldn’t shake it from my thoughts, and recreated it for myself! It has a really fun sleeve that intrigued me.Continue reading “Anthro-Inspired Top + Free Pattern”

Folkloric Dress + Sewing Tutorial

The other day I was walking through Hancock fabrics, looking for some denim. I found this great Denim Mexican Poncho Autumn Cotton Fabric, and knew right away that I had to make something out of it. I love the ethnic, folky print of this fabric, and the colors are so on point for fall. I decidedContinue reading “Folkloric Dress + Sewing Tutorial”

Anthro Inspired Buffalo Check Pleated Midi Skirt Sewing Tutorial + Easy No Mark Pleat Method

A few months ago I pinned this Anthropologie skirt, and I’ve been on the hunt for a great buffalo check fabric ever since in attempt to recreate it! Last week I came across a great brown + black buffalo check cotton fabric at Hancock fabrics that was just perfect for this project. I decided to makeContinue reading “Anthro Inspired Buffalo Check Pleated Midi Skirt Sewing Tutorial + Easy No Mark Pleat Method”

Maternity Dress Sewing Tutorial

I have been dreaming up maternity patterns for the last few weeks, but none of them have really inspired me. I couldn’t find any tutorials or patterns I liked either. I also have a wedding coming up in December that I need a berry colored dress for, and I haven’t been able to find anythingContinue reading “Maternity Dress Sewing Tutorial”

Knit Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial

This is my new go to dress. I may or may not have worn it three times last week! It’s great for any body type, and I love how loose, comfy and cool it is. And it’s EASY to boot. This dress calls for 1 1/2 yards of the ethnic print cotton jersey knit and aboutContinue reading “Knit Raglan Sleeve T-Shirt Dress Sewing Tutorial”

The Sunny Swing Tee Sewing Tutorial + Free Pattern

  I am so thrilled with how this top turned out. The A-line shape is so flattering, and I’l take a stripe and floral combo any day. I am even more excited to share my original pattern with you!! The pattern is available as a free download, but it is currently only in a sizeContinue reading “The Sunny Swing Tee Sewing Tutorial + Free Pattern”

Blooming Boat Dress Sewing Tutorial

  A few things inspired this dress: I love the shape of the summer swing dress, but I also love this great dress I found on Pinterest.  I also had the idea of combining different fabrics into one dress. Sooo, I found this great Ponte De Roma navy and white striped fabric via girlcharlee.com. (They areContinue reading “Blooming Boat Dress Sewing Tutorial”