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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Make Your Own Jean Skirt!

Sooo, sometimes I have to research a bit or do some test runs of a DIY before I…

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Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Stephen Burrows

It was quite the weekend here in Chicago. The weather forecast was for 1.50″ of rain…we had over 5″! I watched as the river rose, and rose, and rose. Thankfully, the rain did not come all at one time. The river is still very high and has a very …

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Fall Plaid

Dress: Cocobella | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Earrings:  Cocobella | Purse: Kate Spade This week is an exciting week, because it’s Fashion on the Town! I’m so excited to visit and shop all of Greenville’s best boutiques on Thursday and Friday from 12 pm – 9 pm. It’s a great time to get beautiful pieces […]

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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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PLAID DRESS FALL LOOK

HI DARLINGS! Ok please don’t be upset that this dress is from H&M and that I bought it last winter so its no longer available and that I am just now getting around to wearing it, lol! Its a pretty simple shape so my DIY’ers can modify a pattern easily to get the look. I wore […]

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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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The Only Black Dye I Use

For some of my sewing projects, and even my lingerie kits and workshops, I buy trims white and dye to the color I want. It’s difficult to source that perfect shade of blue or the lightest shade of pink to perfectly match the lace that you have in your stash. And trying to source picot…

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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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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Grunge Meets Glam

Top: BP. (similar) | Jeans: Fabrik (similar) | Shoes: Steve Madden | Purse: Kate Spade | Earrings: Cristabelle (similar) | Sunglasses: Quay No matter how much I love bright colors and sundresses, when it comes to fashion I always feel like their is an inner rockstar inside somewhere where grunge meets glam. When I found […]

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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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Monday Morning Inspiration/Florence Eiseman

It has been horribly hot in Chicago the last few days. Last night, I walked Gracie, came home and began getting ready for bed all along thinking about how I couldn’t wait for the temperatures to change and the lovely days of fall to return. As I laid&n…

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DIY COLOR-BLOCKED DRESS

HI DARLINGS! Well,  I have good news and bad news. The good news is I did the tutorial on this dress which I posted about HERE, and it’s finished. YAY!! The bad news is it won’t be up until tomorrow morning because my new YOUTUBE posting schedule is now Wednesday and Saturdays. PLUS most of […]

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DIY VINTAGE JACKET AND WIDE LEG RESTYLED

HI DARLINGS! Wow, you guys went crazy over the blue velvet look I posted HERE. Instagram went bonkers, lol. Thank you, I am pretty sure every copy of that vintage pattern that was floating around the internet is now gone. Today I restyled the first version of that jacket that I made and posted HERE […]

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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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Placket

Not all plackets are created equally. Which side goes on top of the other? Male and female snaps? There was even an entire article on ‘The Curious Case of Men and Women’s Buttons’, which according to the write up, “the button differential is a relic of an old tradition that we have ported into the…

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Placket

Not all plackets are created equally. Which side goes on top of the other? Male and female snaps? There was even an entire article on ‘The Curious Case of Men and Women’s Buttons’, which according to the write up, “the button differential is a relic of an old tradition that we have ported into the…

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Monday Morning Inspiration/Maria Pinto Shapes

Around this time of the year, I begin to look at my summer wardrobe and feel quite bored and tired of it, I’m ready for a change. Although it’s not quite cool enough to change over to my fall wardrobe, it’s a nice time to begin looking around for a few…

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DIY Embroidered Bell Bottom Inserts: One Minute Video

Ok, so I’m minding my own business, flipping through the new Sundance catalog and what do I see? Embroidered bell bottom jeans!!!!!!! I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there they were in all of their free-spirit glory. 🙂 Be still … Continue reading

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DIY LARGE COLLAR JACKET AND PANTS USING VINTAGE VOGUE

HI DARLINGS! I don’t often use vintage patterns mostly because I know you guys can’t always find them but I have been on a vintage kick of sorts. I have made three vintage makes in the last two weeks so I am sorry in advance if you can’t find this VINTAGE VOGUE 8625 pattern. I […]

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How to Sew a Waterproof Diaper Clutch

With all the babies making their appearance as of late, I, Kara, thought an easy sewn waterproof diaper…

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The Essential Guide to a Perfect Wardrobe Courses Plus 50% Off

HI DARLINGS! So if you did not make it to the conferee this year you missed out on Joy Macdonell’s amazing class “The Essential Guide to a Perfect Wardrobe: Finding Your Style” and The Essential Guide to a Perfect Wardrobe: Picking a Palette  These are the best courses I have taken in a long time and as a seasoned […]

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Floral Embroidery for Jeans: A New One Minute Video

OK, so maybe, just maybe I cheated a little bit. But can you blame me?!?!!! I love the look of embroidered jeans, so fresh and happy, but seriously, I just don’t have the time to embroider myself. Someday maybe “slow … Continue reading

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Our Piper Cub

We waited until Piper was born to share with our friends and family what her name was. When we announced to my family that her name was “Piper,” one of the first things my Dad said “Our little Piper Cub.” I thought, “Our little Piper what??” So I learned then and there that there is […]

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