Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Patterns for Pirates Cocoon Cardigan in a Sweater Knit



One thing I love about cardigans....they can be worn oversized!  

Okay maybe not TOO big, which this cardigan is borderline now.  But I made this about 30 pounds ago.  And I still plan on rocking it during the unpredictable fall/winter months of the south.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Falling Into This Tunic with Leggings




Do you guys remember those two weeks of fall?  Oh how I missed those two glorious weeks.  Before fall came and went, I was able to get some photos of this super comfy outfit.

Top - McCall Pattern 8097, View B
Leggings - McCall Pattern 8097, View A

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

When Life Calls for a Flapper Dress...



When you are told that your uncle's 90th birthday party will be a Roaring 20s Theme....
....you make a flapper dress for the occasion!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Pretty in Pink October - Modified McCalls 5972


To continue with Pink October, I decided to go ahead and tackle this dress pattern.
The McCalls 5972.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Shades of Pink October - McCall 7125 Bias Cut Blouse


This shirt perfectly displays the magic of bias cuts.
The movement, the ease, the flow.  

I'm liking this "add color to my closet" purchase that I made.  
I did not make the jeans but I've been finding tops and fabrics that pair well with it.  
Including this blouse made from McCall pattern 7125.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Throwback Thursday



Nothing Like a Good Throwback Thursday!

I love this shirt.  It is still the reigning champion of being my favorite shirt.  The fit, the fabric.  It’s so comfortable, so colorful, and I love how I feel in it.  This blouse was debuted in a post a few years ago.  But today, I decided to pair it with a colorful denim jean, which is outside of my comfort zone.  And I have to admit, that I’m happy to have taken that step.  

Here’s to throwbacks!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Simple Additions



Sometimes you just want a simple addition to your wardrobe.  Maybe something to wear to church.  Or a brunch date with the girls.   I’ve made a dress in a very similar fashion before here.  I used one pattern piece to create it.  The back pattern piece to McCall's 6563.  I slashed-and-spread the front for more room, but this dress was essentially made with one piece.  The khaki cover was a remake of this post.  Together, I now have a simple addition to my wardrobe that is comfortable and easy to accessorize.

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

Simplicity 8137 - Adding Color to My Wardrobe with this Colorful Maxi Dress



"I need to add more color to my wardrobe."
This should be a suitable start.

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.