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 …

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 for my daughter and this lantern sleeve blouse for myself! This is my …

Fall 2016 Sewing Plans

The weather here is slowly changing from our excessive summer heat to lots of rainy-and slightly cooler-days. Summer is slowly drawing to a close.  Time for my Fall 2016 Sewing Plans! I think what I miss most about living up north is real fall clothes. It gets cooler here in Florida but not so much that I need to layer or wear much heavier garments.  My nod to fall tends to be in my …

Coral Linen Skirt Refashion

You may remember this Coral Linen Vintage Dress I made back in April.  It’s Vintage Vogue V9105, a 1954 Original.   It’s really very lovely but  I NEVER wore it.  I always felt like I was wearing costume.  Time for a change.  Summer is always the perfect time for me to work on refashions. Before: After:   My solution- hack it up into a wrap skirt.  I cut it off just above the natural waist first.  The original …

Lovely Laurel-Vintage Prom Dress Refashion

One of the first dresses I ever made was this lovely Laurel back in 2013.  I have a few of my mothers vintage hand sewn dresses that have hung in my closet since she gave them to me when I was a teenager. I really hate to have things just sit unworn though. I decided once my sewing improved I’d refashion some of these dresses to make them wearable. My mother made …