Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Sewn Magazine Feature | Maxis & Hats

 Another appearance in Sewn Magazine is in the books!  

The October 2020 feature: Maxis & Hats

Michelle, editor and publisher of Sewn Magazine, and the voice of That Black Chick, challenged me with using this gorgeous shantung fabric with colors bolder than my typical wardrobe.  I selected Butterick 6446, View C.  Nothing like a faux wrap dress with pockets!

Shantung is beautiful but it's not the smoothest fabric so I was happy that the pattern calls for a lining of the bodice.  The texture of the shantung can be itchy against the skin if you're sensitive like I am.  But I do love the body and the drape of shantung.  It's a fabric that creates elegance without fault.  And with these bold colors, I knew I needed a dramatic hat to accompany it.  A statement fabric deserves a statement hat, don't you agree?  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Black & White Stripe Blouse - McCalls 6436 - Minerva Guest Blog Post

Lately I have been craving blouses made from georgette fabrics.  This Minerva striped georgette was a must have in my wardrobe and I'm so glad I got it.  Check out my Minerva Ambassador blog post to find out more about georgette and the pattern I used for the blouse.  

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Minerva Guest Post - Tweed Coating & McCalls Capelet (7291)

 Here's to adding color to not just my wardrobe, but my outerwear!  This tweed coating from Minerva is the perfect blend of pink and wine threads.  I wanted to do something fun and flirty.  Check out my guest blog post at Minerva, discussing my creation used with McCalls 7291 pattern.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Red Wrap Dress | Minerva Guest Blog Post

Simplicity 2981 | Wrap Dress w/ Godets | Minerva Alise Stretch Crepe

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Atlanta Sewing Stye All Ankara Featured in Sewn Magazine!

I never wanted to live in (near) Atlanta, but I must say, it has brought some special people and moments into my life.  Including this talented group of people!  A group sharing a common interest and the blessed ability to sew our own clothing! 

John Kaldor Peachskin from Minerva | Another circle skirt with pockets!


Pretty bright florals aren't just for the summer.  This John Kaldor Peachskin from Minerva is deserving of being worn year round.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Lace Bomber Jacket (McCalls 7100) and Scuba Knit Circle Skirt | Minerva Guest Blog Post

Thank God for giving me the ability to make visions a reality. 

Minerva Double Knit | Vogue 1424

Head over to Minerva and check out my post about this Vogue creation using a ponte knit found on the site.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Made for Mermaids with a Bishop Sleeve Hack | Minerva Guest Blog Post

Have you ever had an ah-ha moment and had to remind yourself that you can sew? That you can make anything you want to make? That happened to me a few months ago, and I have been on this bishop sleeve kick for a while.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Zadie Jumpsuit in Minerva's Linen Look Suiting

Hello Fall!  

It’s amazing how quickly the fall season fell upon us (pun intended).  It has been an extremely long year, but it has flown by.  I know that’s a weird sentence but you can’t deny that there’s truth to it.  

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Rebecca Page - Eloise | Voile Fabric

 I tried something new!  

I've never shirred anything in my life, and as of today, I still have not.  But I did create a similar look/function using multiple elastic casings. 

Friday, October 2, 2020

Double Brushed Poly + Made for Mermaids Mama Isabel


I absolutely LOVE Double Brushed Polyester
I absolutely LOVE large scale prints.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020

McCall 6700 - Stash Busting 2020 Continues

Working through my COLLECTION of fabrics and patterns.   
Pattern: McCalls 6100
Fabric: Polyester Knit from my fabric stash/collection

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Simplicity 8925 - Stash Busting Chronicles of 2020

I love when the right fabric meets the right pattern.

Pattern:  Simplicity 8925
Fabric: Polyester Knit from my fabric stash