Hemp/Wool Tweed Vogue Wrap Skirt V9209 + Breton Stripe Top

Here are my first makes for the New Year- a nautical inspired tweed wrap skirt V9209 with a Breton stripe knit top! I feel so elegant and chic! Nautical looks are on trend this season which makes this perfect for my work wardrobe.  I’ve been dying to try out this Vogue pattern midi wrap skirt with its button detail for a few months now.  I love the highwaist, button closure plus faux button and the interesting angle of the wrap. So versatile- I can dress it up with heels or wear it with my converse to work. Organic Cottons Plus contacted me in December to […]

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Yves Saint Laurent V2180 in Organic Cotton Batiste

Since I first saw the Yves Saint Laurent + Halston Exhibit back in February I’ve been dreaming of sewing up a YSL Creation of my own.   I fell for this elegant tunic, sash and slim pant as soon as I saw the line art on the cover of Yves Saint Laurent’s V2180.   I bought this out of print Vogue Paris Original on Etsy from Chloe’s Closet which has a huge selection of Vintage Patterns.  My vision was to make this out of a light and airy fabric perfect for the heat of our Florida summers. ~Please note this post contains an affiliate link.  […]

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Navy Midi Dress + Birthday Recap

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments on my Autumn Hemp Donna Karan Dress and for all the Birthday Wishes!  I had an amazing 40th Birthday and wanted to share more about what we did and what I wore! worn here: Navy Midi Dress, Autumn Hemp Silk Donna Karan Wrap Dress/Jacket V1384, Navy Pumps, Tapestry Tote from AIC I made this Navy Midi dress to wear with my gold dress (as a jacket) to keep my look a little more casual and daytime appropriate.  I wanted a slim silhouette for layering and thought Navy would be a good contrast to the […]

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Donna Karan Autumn Hemp Silk Wrap Dress

Today is my 40th Birthday!!!   I promised myself this year I’d be wearing something fabulous to celebrate. Check out what I’ll be decked out in-Donna Karan for Vogue Collections Wrap Dress in the most beautiful Hemp Silk Charmeuse.  This fabric looks like liquid gold-it’s a stunner! My Mom, Ami and I are heading over to The Baker Museum to check out the fashion exhibit: YVES SAINT LAURENT + HALSTON- FASHIONING THE 70’S! Perfect way to spend my birthday.  Then we’re having lunch out at Season’s 52 with my sister.  We’ll have a small family dinner party when the boys get home. I’m one of Organic Cotton […]

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Bias Tank Refashion

I’ve got a super simple make to share with you today-my Bias Tank Refashion. So easy to alter but wow-what a difference.  It’s made this unworn dress into one of my favorite basic pieces in my wardrobe. I wear it ALL the time! BEFORE: Mini Stripe Voile Bias Dress  AFTER: *please note this post contains an affiliate link below.  I receive a small portion of sales when you click on the first link. Fabric provided for review when I made the original dresses: Organic Cottons Plus  {Affilate Link} As you can see this dress was just too boxy (I must have cut it too wide) and the light […]

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Holly Hawthorn Dress

This dress combines the best parts of two of my favorite patterns!  The bodice of the Holly Jumpsuit and the skirt from the Hawthorn dress.  Luck was with me as the patterns matched exactly at the waist-though in different sizes.  My easiest pattern hack yet!   Pattern + Fabric Info: Holly Jumpsuit, By Hand London     Size 10 US/14UK Hawthorn Dress, Colette Patterns     Size 8 Hemp Linen  *Organic Cottons Plus ~this fabric is currently unavailable but they have many similar linens~*(affiliate link) Last week I shared my Fall Sewing Plans which included the plans for this look.  It all started when I decided to refashion […]

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