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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

DKNY Vogue Patterns V1488 Tie Front Shirtdress

I bought up a bunch of DKNY Donna Karan for Vogue Patterns before they went out of print and have had this tie front shirtdress (V1488) on my “to make” list for about a year now.   I was surprised how much I like this on me.  The fit still needs a few tweaks but …