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