Indigo Sailor Pant + Stripe Waffle Knit Tee Vogue 9282

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m over at my sister’s new home in Sarasota celebrating with my family and looking good in my new indigo Sailor Pants!  The best part of the Holiday this year- no cooking for me! To make it easier this year since we’re all driving in from out of town (and my sis doesn’t love cooking for a crowd) we’ve ordered the whole meal from Whole Foods.  …

Royal Blue Linen Culottes with Button Detail

One of my fav things to sew is pants.  I love being able to make just the style and color I want and being able to perfect the fit.  My cream culottes have been my go to comfort wear this summer so a fall version was in order.  Fall in Florida of course means it’s still in the 80’s everyday so I went with a midweight linen in …

Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

We’re just back from a whirlwind family reunion vacation at Universal Orlando!  Perfect family trip plus lots of new makes!  Off season- so hardly any waiting in lines, relatively cool weather *for Florida in September* and a roomy Air bnb home to relax in with all the family. The kids were at the prefect age too for our first visit to Universal.  Both tall enough for most rides …

V9312 Refashioned Orange + White Stripe Dress

It’s taken a bit longer than usual but I finally got pictures taken of some recent makes! This Refashioned dress is one of my most worn make of the summer. A simple sew using Very Easy Vogue Pattern V9132. I really need more bold prints like this! I got a wonderful selection of material to work with at goodwill at the beginning of summer. The dress itself is …

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 a pretty decent wardrobe at this point so only a few pieces will …

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 all handmade. So of course I’m participating again in Rochelle’s 2018 Make Nine!  …

Silk Zandra Rhodes Tiered Jacket-Vogue 1551

I fell instantly for the painterly strokes of blue and green in this cotton silk print. It’s light as air and just so beautiful. It makes me smile every time I look at it!  I wasn’t sure what to make with it at first since it’s a bit bolder than my usual choices. After searching through my pattern stash I went with the peplum tiered jacket by Zandra …