Tag Archive: sewing 101

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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PEPLUM BUTTON UP TOP + PDF PATTERN MODIFICATION

HI DARLINGS! I told you yesterday that I was excited about this pattern and I really have made it about 5 times already, including modifications like this one! This pattern was so well received yesterday and I am thrilled to know you guys love it. I wanted to show how easy it is to go from […]

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NEW MIMI G STYLE PDF PATTERN!

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited about this pattern and I have made it about 5 times already, LOL! It is perfect for so many fabrics and it’s such an easy sew. It’s just 33 pages but tapes up really quickly. If you are new to PDF patterns you can check out THIS video as […]

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EASY DIY DRESS WITH RUFFLE + DIY VIDEO

HI DARLINGS! Happy Thursday. Last Friday I posted a DIY on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL making a super easy top or dress, you can check it out HERE. The dress below is the same pattern we drafted in that video with a slight modification. I added a ruffle to the bottom by measuring the sweep (width of the hem) […]

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Floral Cropped Jumpsuit Using My #S8426 Pattern

HI DARLINGS! Ok, so I guess I am a little bias but this jumpsuit is amazing, lol. I knew after I designed it that it would release in the summer, although it is a pre-fall pattern, so I knew I would be making a cropped version of my jumpsuit for the summer months. I also […]

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FREEBIE TUTORIAL! EASY DIY DRESS + TOP

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. This easy DIY top pattern is in the current issue of SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE. Aside from the freebie patterns you get in each issue we always have easy DIY projects and this is one of them. I thought I would share it here for you. The instructions for drafting the […]

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CHECKS AND RUFFLES + PATTERN REVIEW NL6507 & S8388

HI DARLINGS! This #DIY is a winner. I made this top like a month ago and I had yet to find time to make the skirt and since I wanted to post them together I waited.  The patterns I used are NEW LOOK 6507 and SIMPLICITY 8388  and a gingham check I found in my stash […]

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FLORAL OVERALLS + PATTERN REVIEW M7547

HI DARLINGS! Today’s #DIY is definitely going on my favorites list. I made these floral overalls a while ago but as usual, I hadn’t had time to wear them let alone photograph in them. Like my shirt says I am always “too busy” lol. The fabric is a twill from MICHAEL LEVINE and the pattern […]

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DIY FLORAL ONE SHOULDER DRESS + PATTERN REVIEW S8380

HI DARLINGS! This dress has been made and hanging in my studio for over a month waiting for me to photograph in it, lol. I finally got around to wearing it and now I can’t wait to make another one. I love this dress! The pattern is SIMPLICITY 8380 by Cynthia Rowley and although the […]

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SEW SEW DEF MAGAZINE ISSUE 04 NOW LIVE!

HI DARLINGS! I am so excited about this issue. We have 100 pages of great content and projects! We also have a great interview with the inspiring pilot and sewist Stephanie Grant. Get ready for the fourth with quick and easy projects and of course the two free PDF patterns you get with each issue. We also […]

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DIY PLEATED SLEEVE TOP AND DENIM SKIRT

HI DARLINGS! I am wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday. I am sitting on the couch doing this write-up and catching up on the latest episode of Chicago Fire, lol. I have not been able to watch TV in so long because of the insane schedule we are on and let me tell you I […]

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NEW MIMI G. SIMPLICITY SPRING PATTERNS 2 OF 3

HI DARLINGS! Well, here you have it, the second design from my spring collection. I love this pattern and its the perfect casual dress to rock with sneakers or add some heels and dress it up. The sew-along video are already on the  SIMPLICITY YOUTUBE and patterns have started shipping to stores so they should […]

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