Tag Archive: Building a small business

Grey Twist

Welcome Back!  I really am excited about all of the sewing I have been doing lately.  My new job (with typical business hours) has really helped out my own personal timing and scheduling.  Now I can have sewing time on the weekends and at night!This fabric I bought online at fabric.com it is super comfy, soo…

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Little Black Dress with Lace

This dress has been half made for a very long time.  I made it originally back in July and just now finished. Originally this dress was going to be completely laced out with a stripe of lace down the sleeves.  But I was not really liking the way the lace was reacting with the thick…

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Plaid Pants

Hello again!  Last week we saw pleated pants, and this week we are looking at some new regular pants!This fabric is super comfortable and are made with a knit material.I used Simplicity 8056 as the pattern, but I really had to alter it a whole bunch.  I had to taper in the legs about 5…

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Pleated Pants?!

Pleated pants are making a comeback in the women’s fashion world, and I figured I would give it a try. Ideally tank tops and leggings would be considered business attire, but that is not the world we live in.  With that in mind, wearing something that has a lot more fabric to it is different…

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New Office, New Dress

Finally I am out of retail and in an office environment. So I have decided to update my wardrobe and my sewing game.This fabric is from Joann’s it’s an awesome comfortable and warm knit, perfect for fall.  I used Butterick’s 5780 pattern but changed the bottom pleats.  I took off 2 inches from the waist…

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Custom Lace Bolero

This custom bolero is for a mother of one of my clients that I have been helping with all of their wedding alterations.  As I was altering the mother of the bride’s dress she asks if I can make a custom little jacket because everything that she has tried on in stores never fits the…

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Flower Explosion

So this fabric I believe I have had for at least 3-4 years because I loved the pattern but never really figured out what I wanted to do with it.  First I thought I would make a dress but the pattern just seemed too bold for that. So I finally got around to doing something…

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Green Peplum

Hello!  I have always been interested in peplum shirts but I never really thought that they were for me.  So to test it out I used leftovers to make this shirt.  For the fabric I used the yard I had left from my 1940’s Green Slytherin Dress. And as for the pattern, I used the…

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Blue Floral Fit and Flare

Hello again! This dress is another project that I finished a long time ago and am just now posting because I was soo excited to wear it I never took photos of it.  I made this back in April just in time for spring. Now after this dress I will not be making any more…

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1940’s Green Slytherin Dress

This dress has gone through the ringer.  So much so that I completely forgot to post this when I finished it because I kept thinking that I would alter it some more.  This dress started out as the 1940’s Vintage Simplicity pattern 8050. Now the fabric I used was a knit and a thick one…

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White Shirt Dress

Hello! I really have found a new love for certain cotton fabrics and I really wanted another dress. This was the first one. The fabric I found at Joanns again. I was not even looking for it but as I was walking by it just completely took my attention so I had to buy it.  The…

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Red Cotton Dress

Hello!  I decided to try something new for this next project, and let me tell you that I am really glad that I did.  I usually avoid cotton fabrics like the plague, but this was cute and I figured why not give it a go. The dress you see above is completely-mega altered.  It started…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Grey Flower Dress

Hello again!  I must say that I really needed this past vacation!  My dad came out to visit us and we hung out, went to NYC and watched Chicago while we were out there.  The babies really do love their grandpaw.  (grad-paw cuz they are puppies! Well I think it is cute.) I also tried…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Lace Table Cloths

Hello again!  This past week(s) I’ve been on vacation and finally have had some time to finish up a lot of projects I started and never really got around to finishing.  These lace table cloths and runners I am making are for a clients wedding.  They bought all the lace in various lengths because that…

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Suit Pants to Vest

I am back! I hope you all have been a little more successful in your sewing and crafting endeavors than I have been lately.  Above is the vest in regular light after a second run of pressing. The bride really wanted a vest for the groom, but the consultant that they were working with completely ignored…

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Grey Puppy Kennel Covers

My puppy sitter is the best ever! She takes care of our pups and they love her, so do we.  I made her kennel covers a couple months ago, and she needed some more!  If you live in the south Jersey area near Mt. Laurel you can check out her info HERE and HERE. Above…

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Green Pencil Skirt

Being a Manager-in-Training is intense work, and a bunch of long hours.  But I am enjoying working with our store team!  It took several of my days off to finish this skirt due to only being able to sew for a couple minutes at a time.  I was originally going to use a different skirt…

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Plaid Shirt and a Puppy :)

Hello from New Jersey everyone!! My Fiancée and I are finally out of the crazy college transition period and have moved to Mt. Laurel, New Jersey!!!  So much has been happening and I’m soo excited because that means that life is officially starting! Trey (Fiancee) is just the best ever, in our new apartment he let…

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Kayla’s Christmas Present

Hello! This is the last Christmas Present post!  I swear!  This shirt I made for my sister Kayla. I LOVE THIS FABRIC AND SO DOES SHE!  I again got it from Denver Fabrics.  I used two different fabrics, one for the collar and the other for the main shirt. I made this shirt about 3”…

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Mom’s 2/2 Christmas Gift

Hello!  Welcome to 2016!  This was the shirt that I made my mom for Christmas! I got the fabric from one of my newest and now most favorite fabric site, Denver Fabrics.  🙂  Mom loved the fabric!  I used my favorite shirt pattern as well for this (Vogue 8772). If you click you can see my…

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Dad’s Christmas Present

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!  Good news, I did finish all of the Christmas presents on time!  Here are the sweat pants that I made for dad! I made these blue ones first!  My dad is a software/computer-programmer/LucentTechnologies guy.  But he is also a very popular yoga instructor.  He is always wearing sweatpants, so…

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My Red Polka-Dot Pants

Hey everyone!  I’ve been waiting for the chance to make these pants for sooo long!!  I have really loved the trend of patterned dress pants for a while now, I just needed to find a decent pattern. The fabric I got as a hammy-down from a friends grandmother. The pattern I got for only 25…

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Warmest Winter Coat EVER!!!!

Hey everyone!!  The warmest winter coat I have ever owned was my Letterman’s jacket.  Sadly, once I got to college I still wore it around for the beginning part of winter my freshman year.  I didn’t care, but it was annoying being called a “typical freshman.”  Ever since I swore off that jacket each winter…

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Warmest Winter Coat EVER!!!!

Hey everyone!!  The warmest winter coat I have ever owned was my Letterman’s jacket.  Sadly, once I got to college I still wore it around for the beginning part of winter my freshman year.  I didn’t care, but it was annoying being called a “typical freshman.”  Ever since I swore off that jacket each winter…

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Purple Flower Power Dress

Hello everyone!  This dress is an early Christmas present for my sister.   This year I am making all the presents for my family, and I’m kinda excited to take on this task. She asked for this present early for her 10 year high school reunion.  She will certainly look amazing!  I am excited to be…

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Custom Cushion Slip Covers

Hello Everyone!  So this past week I worked on come custom cushion slip covers for a good friend of mine.  I meet her while doing several dress fittings for her and her sister.  Later on I also taught her kids swim lessons, which was adorable.  (The past several summers I have been a life guard…

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Imagine Dragons Gold Skirts

Hey everyone!  So here are the rest of the gold skirts that go with the Kings Skirt.  These costumes are for the Illini West High School Dance team and their amazing coach Ashley Olin!  You can see some of the other stuff I have done for her HERE! Now these skirts are super awesome because…

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