Saturday, April 7, 2018

Self Drafted Teal Top


I know I'm late but I wanted to give the strappy look a try.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Replicating A Ready to Wear Boat Neck Top


You know those moments when you are searching through your closet and you find something that you haven't worn in SO long?  Or maybe you forgot it even existed?  I had one of those moments last month.  I was searching through my closet looking for a top, and I found a simple knit top that I haven't worn in a few years.  I tried it on to see if it worked well with the skirt I wanted to wear that day.  It didn't.  BUT!!!! I was reminded of why I bought the shirt to begin with....

I LOVED THAT NECKLINE!!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stretch Dashiki Blouse - My Black Panther Movie Apparel


As the movie release date approached, more and more videos were surfacing showing the wonderful, luxurious and eclectic designs of the African inspired costumes for The Black Panther movie.  I was feeling left out.....

Monday, February 5, 2018

McCalls 6442 - My First Coat




This was my first ever coat. I wanted something feminine and dressy even though I have nowhere to wear it right now. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mixing and Matching with Butterick 5101



I am not big on wearing pink, but this dusty rose seemed to speak softly to me.  It was one of those random finds from years ago.  You know those fabrics that have no label, but it feels good to the touch.  It reminds me of crepe, but it has a smoother texture.  And like I said, the color was whispering sweet nothings into my ear in hopes that I would take it home.  And I did.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Cocoon Cardigan from Patterns 4 Pirates (P4P)


In the south, when the calendar says October, that means we have absolutely no idea what to wear.  The transition period between summer and winter clothes involves several months of having ALL of your clothes easily accessible.  You can wear a tank top, capris and sandals on Monday but be in a hoodie, jeans and boots on Tuesday.  

Layering is fundamental during these times and a cardigan is always an excellent choice.