Category: DIY Fashion

Pattern Reviews

#sewmystyle Jan18 – Friday Pattern Co Sunny

There has been much ado about the Friday Pattern Co Sunny Dress pattern in the #sewmystyle Facebook group. Two camps have emerged: you either love this pattern or you firmly do not. I am, unfortunately, in the latter camp. It’s a basic t-shirt dress pattern that seems to work just fine …
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Joggers for Him – Simplicity 8268

When I made my #2018makenine plans, I had two pairs of pants on the list because I really want to learn how to make them. The easiest way to start: by making stretchy unisex sweat pants (or joggers, if you’re fancy). I figured conquering an “easy” pair of pants would …
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My Favorite Shift Dress – New Look 6411

I do not remember what my original inspiration was for making this dress, other than I found the pattern in my stash. But when I sewed it up in some leftover blue floral liverpool, I fell in love! I massively added to my New Look collection last September after that …
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Game of Thrones-Inspired Fur Cape – New Look 6475

The path to having a fur cape started back in October when I became a tad bit obsessed with a faux rabbit fur I happened upon at a distant Joann’s. It was on sale, and oh-so-soft! But I simply couldn’t justify the purchase without a concrete plan for it. What …
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I Got a New Toy!

I treated myself recently after winning my fantasy football league. Free money is fun money. The Brother 1034D is apparently the go-to starter serger (or overlocker, if you’re from one of the fancy countries with a cool accent), but I also found that the upgraded Brother 1034DX is available, too. However it’s …
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A Cape for Wacky Capers! – New Look 6479

Who’s ready to go on some wacky capers?! When I finally put on this cape to show it off to him, my husband called me a cape-ist. I said we should go on capers. This make is the cape from New Look 6479 View C. It was originally just supposed …
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Signature Color of the Month Series – #sigcotm

After the success of #OWOP17, I became intrigued by the concept of restrictions as a way to force creativity. Sounds backwards, right? But sometimes the more freedom I have on a project, the more I suffer from analysis paralysis. I’ve found that if I give myself boundaries in terms of …
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Top 5 of 2017

I just learned about the Top 5 recap post that Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow hosts annually. It’s a chance to go through your hits, misses, highlights, reflections, and goals. I was trying to think of a way to write a 2017 recap and this came along at just the right …
Pattern Reviews

The #LittleRedDressProject – Simplicity 8332

The moment I saw Simplicity 8332, I knew it would be in velvet. The pattern calls for all kinds of light woven fabrics, but I swear that the drawing for View B looks like light blue velvet. So I went on a hunt for crushed red velvet, because I also …
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Gateway to Pants – Sew Caroline Boardwalk Shorts

Colder temperatures are finally making their way to the Los Angeles area so I can now start looking at transitional pieces. With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to something called the California uniform. It’s comprised of a hoodie, shorts, and flip flops. I fully admit that it makes …