Summer Sewing Plans 2018

Summer is in full swing here in South Florida, variating between high heat or some nice downpours. Time to put away my fall/winter projects and switch gears.  I’ve been working on my summer sewing plans for a bit now, sketching and making up mood boards.  Summer calls for light, breezy and easy makes. I have …

Blue Stripes

These two blue Breton stripe tops are a perfect addition to my spring wardrobe. The blue and white feels so fresh and modern. I whipped up two tops in slightly different shapes to help fill out my supply of basics. February just flew by and I feel like I’m finally catching my breath. We’ve had …

Blue Confetti Knit Top + Cream Selvedge Culottes

I’m so excited about this new top! It’s self drafted off my knit sloper with the shoulder seam pushed to the back in a curved inset. I love how regency dresses had the shoulder seams pushed to the back bodice and I wanted to create a more modern adaptation of that idea. This is my …

Winter Wardrobe Planning-2018 Make Nine

Hard to believe its 2018 already…Happy belated New Year everyone!  I’ve been working on my winter wardrobe planning for quite a bit now and I’m excited to share a few of the things I can’t wait to start making! This year I’m focused on filling some holes in my wardrobe and making my daily wear …

Dress Shirt Refashion Lantern Sleeve Blouse

I’ve been trying to work my way through my a very large bin of my husband’s old clothes set aside for refashions.  Dress shirts are the best to refashion. I cut them up into large sections, saving collars, cuffs and buttons separately.  My son has gotten a few pairs of shorts, rompers and doll clothes …

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 …

Work Wardrobe: Lantern Sleeve Blouse and Denim Culottes

I think this look is one of my favorites!  I love the simplicity of this white lantern sleeve blouse with the dark denim culottes. Both pieces are such versatile basics.  Perfect for work and for the weekend. I wish I had started sewing pieces like these earlier! The denim culottes are my second version of my pattern hack/mashup of …