Tag Archive: sewing 101

BLACK KNIT JUMPSUIT USING PATTERN M7135 MODIFIED

HI DARLINGS! I hope I am finding you having an enjoyable and productive day. Can you believe Thanksgiving is just around the corner? I am starting to think about my menu already, lol. This year mom will be here with me so it will be an extra special day. Are you starting to plan your […]

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TURTLENECK RIB KNIT DRESS

HI DARLINGS! First of all thank you so much for all the birthday wishes I received yesterday, it was truly amazing. I had such a great time and I am feeling it today, lol. On top of having a great birthday weekend at the Bruno Mars concert, a tour of Alcatraz and then dinner with […]

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JACQUARD OVERALLS AND SLEEVE CAP RUFFLE TURTLENECK

HI DARLINGS! As promised here are my overalls in a dressier jacquard fabric I got from THE FABRIC STORE (you will need to CALL and ask if they still have it in stock) The PATTERNS for the OVERALLS and the TURTLENECK I posted yesterday HERE are the same as what you see in this post. […]

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JACQUARD OVERALLS AND SLEEVE CAP RUFFLE TURTLENECK

HI DARLINGS! As promised here are my overalls in a dressier jacquard fabric I got from THE FABRIC STORE (you will need to CALL and ask if they still have it in stock) The PATTERNS for the OVERALLS and the TURTLENECK I posted yesterday HERE are the same as what you see in this post. […]

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NEW OVERALLS AND TURTLENECK PDF PATTERN

HI DARLINGS! I hope you all had a safe Halloween yesterday. I am gearing up for my birthday in a few days and I am so excited! I am also excited to drop the latest pattern, my slim fit overalls. These are the best fitting overalls or pants you will make. I also made these […]

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FALL TRANSITION LOOK WITH THE JESSICA PDF DRESS PATTERN

HI DARLINGS! Happy humpday. Today I am in such a zen place. I finally had a moment to set up my home office and I couldn’t be happier. I have been so busy that I just had not found time to set up a space at my home where I could work, can you believe […]

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PUFF SLEEVE BODYCON DRESS + FREEBIE TUTORIAL TOMORROW!

HI DARLINGS! I am so happy that I have been able to stay on schedule with posting two videos a week on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. I post a weekly vlog on Wednesdays and on Saturdays I post either fabric hauls, pattern hacks of tutorials. Tomorrow I am going to publish the STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on how […]

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DIY VELVET CAMI AND CROPPED PANTS

HI DARLINGS! Okay, I am on my way to St. Louis for a wonderful Baby Lock event. We are introducing the Triumph on Facebook Live, plus we are making dresses for Little Dresses For Africa. You can register HERE and join in on the fun on Saturday 9/30. Before leaving I wanted to post the […]

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WORKSHOP AND FUN AT FABRIC DEPOT

HI DARLINGS! We just got back from Portland and we had such a great time. On Saturday we had a great mixer and some presentation given by me and Deb from Simplicity. On Sunday we did a fun sew-along of my latest  SIMPLICITY PATTERN 8466  the group was so fun and so diverse. I plan to do […]

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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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MY VINTAGE VELVET DIY TWO PIECE

HI DARLINGS! Well, I told you I was currently obsessing with vintage patterns. This is the same vintage vogue I made the light blue jacket and white pants from which I posted about HERE. I made it again in this gorgeous blue velvet and I am in freaking love! The velvet fabric is just so […]

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HAPPY FRIYAY! FABRIC HAUL VIDEO

HI DARLINGS! I haven’t done a fabric haul video in some time so here it is. These are all from MICHAEL LEVINE FABRICS and as usual, you can call the store reference me and they will gladly try to find the fabric for you. Enjoy the video and stay tuned for the tutorial on my DVF […]

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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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DVF INSPIRED DRESS USING SIMPLICITY #8415

HI DARLINGS! Okay so a big reason why we all sew is to be able to recreate designer looks for less so I just like many scour new collections released by my favorite designers and I save those looks to my PINTEREST boards. When I come across the fabric I can use to recreate something I […]

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EASY DIY BATWING DRESS…ALL DRESSED UP!

HI DARLINGS! You know I like being able to wear one garment in different ways so here is THE MIMI PDF pattern I released with the current issue of SEW SEW DEF MAG. It is so easy and fast to sew up and with only three pieces you can have this sewn in an hour! […]

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BATWING DRESS PDF PATTERN WITH ONLY THREE PIECES!!

HI DARLINGS! We published the SEPT/OCT ISSUE of SEW SEW DEF MAG yesterday and the response was incredible. It is the best issue (in my opinion) to date. It has 118 pages of great articles, tons of DIY projects, a 10 page Fall/Winter wardrobe planning guide using 2017/2018 trends and sewing patterns. ERICA BUNKER is […]

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BATWING DRESS PDF PATTERN WITH ONLY THREE PIECES!!

HI DARLINGS! We published the SEPT/OCT ISSUE of SEW SEW DEF MAG yesterday and the response was incredible. It is the best issue (in my opinion) to date. It has 118 pages of great articles, tons of DIY projects, a 10 page Fall/Winter wardrobe planning guide using 2017/2018 trends and sewing patterns. ERICA BUNKER is […]

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NEW ISSUE OF SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE NOW LIVE!

HI DARLINGS! We wanted to wait until after the holiday to publish the new issue of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE  So today we went LIVE! This is Sept/Oct issue is the best one yet and OMG I can’t wait for you guys to see it. Not only is the amazing ERICA BUNKER our CoverGirl but she also […]

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NEW ISSUE OF SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE NOW LIVE!

HI DARLINGS! We wanted to wait until after the holiday to publish the new issue of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE  So today we went LIVE! This is Sept/Oct issue is the best one yet and OMG I can’t wait for you guys to see it. Not only is the amazing ERICA BUNKER our CoverGirl but she also […]

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$5.00 PDF PATTERN SALE!

HI DARLINGS! My bad for not posting much this week but I have been working on a new project and it is taking up so much time. I did want to, however, thank you all so much for everything that you do to support me so we are having a LABOR DAY SALE! All PDF PATTERNS […]

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PINSTRIPE SHIRT DRESS SIMPLICITY 8340

HI DARLINGS! I made this SIMPLICITY 8340 once before a few months back (you can see it HERE), and I loved the pattern. I made it again in this pin stripe and used another similar fabric with wider stripes to create a little interest in the pockets, collar, cuffs and back yoke. Sometimes the subtle […]

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THE JESSICA PATTERN MODIFIED INTO A MAXI

HI DARLINGS! Happy Monday, I hope you all had a great weekend. I spent most of it running errands and playing catch up with life. I also had to shoot pics for my 2018 Pre-Spring Simplicity Patterns, crazy how far ahead we work, lol. So today’s dress is another modification of my PDF PATTERN which […]

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#TBT PENCIL SKIRT TUTORIAL + SKIRT WORN THREE WAYS

HI DARLINGS! I thought I would post some #TBT pics from one of my favorite FREEBIE TUTORIALS from back in the day 😉 This is a super easy, perfect for newbies sorta project. A few years back I posted “Three ways to style your pencil skirt” so I am reposting those pics today for you. Also, […]

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QUICKIE COLOR-BLOCKED DRESS

HI DARLINGS! I love when I need to use up scraps, lol this is SIMPLICITY 8380 which I made and posted about HERE. I didn’t think I would be using this “muslin” but after I made it I really liked it so here are a few pics. This is made from double knits but the […]

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VELVET CAMI AND DIY RUFFLE WRAP SKIRT + PATTERN REVIEW #M7606

HI DARLINGS! I couldn’t wait to wear this skirt. We featured this M7606 skirt in the July/August issue of SEW SEW DEF and I knew I had to make it asap. I love a great wrap skirt and I love ruffles! I also had this really great velvet cami I picked up H&M this summer […]

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. I am spending the weekend with my little brother and I couldn’t be any happier so I am leaving you with another version of my FREEBIE TUTORIAL from last week. I made this one out of a double knit fabric and made it longer. Click the LINK  to watch the tutorial 😉 […]

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NEW MIMI G FOR SIMPLICITY FALL PATTERN

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to post my NEW PATTERNS this is another one of my favorite SIMPLICITY PATTERNS  from my PRE-FALL collection. This skirt is AHHHMAZIG and can be worn all year round. You can change this up so easily by using different fabrics. The top is also really great and the color blocking option is always a win. […]

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NEW MIMI G FOR SIMPLICITY FALL PATTERNS

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited to post my NEW PATTERNS this is my favorite SIMPLICITY PATTERNS yet, Yes, I know I said that last month with my PRE-FALL patterns, LOL! I have two NEW fall patterns and I will share the other one tomorrow, today it’s all about this gorgeous coat and dress pattern. […]

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FREEBIE WRAP SKIRT TUTORIAL!

HI DARLINGS! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a FREEBIE TUTORIAL. I have been trying really hard to do more videos for my YOUTUBE so although I may not be able to do them every Friday I will be trying to do at least two freebie projects or sew along’s a month. This skirt […]

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