Tag Archive: Simplicity

Spoonflower | Madalynne X Simplicity Bodysuit

The best part of fall? Being able to use the hashtag #PSL? Nah, take a seat Starbucks, the season is all about the onesie. This autumn, I collabed with Spoonflower to make a robe using their new chiffon fabric. You can find full deets and the DIY here. Today, I’m sharing more about the bodysuit…

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Rhonda’s Draped Cowl Sleeve – A Few Notes and Pictures

All summer it’s when a challenge to schedule photo shoots with my daughter photographer due to work schedules and other activities. But slowly and surely I’m trying to catch up with posting pictures of the garments that I’ve made this year.Today I wan…

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MY FAVORITE DIY PANTS + PATTERN REVIEW S8389

HI DARLINGS! Happy Friday. I am in a bit of a rush this morning because I have a photoshoot to do but I had to post these DIY pants I made using SIMPLICITY 8389 and my current obsession… this H&M sweater. I love these pants and have already made them before in the maroon pleated […]

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WOOL KNIT DRESS WITH CONTRASTING POCKETS, BELT AND SLEEVES

HI DARLINGS! I am wishing you all a wonderful Monday.  I had a good weekend, the best part was seeing my friend Christina on Sunday night for dinner and going to church, it was a great sermon and I left feeling empowered and thankful. Today I am rocking the dress from my SIMPLICITY PATTERN #8466. I love […]

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Simplicity and a Vintage Set of Sleeves

Simplicity has done it again with their latest pattern collection.  It would seem that they really are listening to their customers.  And to prove it, we finally have a vintage multi-sleeve pattern!  How fabulous is this?!?  Definit…

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White After Labor Day

When I was growing up, wearing white after Labor day was one of the biggest fashion faux pas.  These days people are wearing whatever anytime of year.    Fashion is anything at anytime of year!  Believe it or not, I’m still a little…

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My Latest Projects Sewn with Coats Eloflex Stretchable Threads

I was so happy to be selected to try out Coats new Eloflex stretchable thread. Initially, I thought of all sorts of “knit” things to sew. Once the initial excitement wore off, I decided to test the thread on something quick and easy.  But first,…

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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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I Was A Presenter at the Haute Couture Club of Chicago – September 2017

Oops, I’m smiling too hard again! Trying one on over my dress.I planned to blog that I was the presenter for the Haute Couture Club of Chicago September 2017 meeting the day after; instead, I waiting nearly two weeks before attempting to say anything.&…

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What I Made: Emma

A bra and underwear combo in one, the bodysuit is my heat reserve once summer’s humidity leaves and the blistering cold barrels in. A onesie underneath an outfit makes a big difference, warmth-wise, IMHO. Even when I wear a chunky sweater and jeans, a cold breeze always sneaks in. Always. That doesn’t happen if I’m…

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What I Made: Emma

A bra and underwear combo in one, the bodysuit is my heat reserve once summer’s humidity leaves and the blistering cold barrels in. A onesie underneath an outfit makes a big difference, warmth-wise, IMHO. Even when I wear a chunky sweater and jeans, a cold breeze always sneaks in. Always. That doesn’t happen if I’m…

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Madalynne X Simplicity 8435 Bodysuit Snap Crotch Tutorial

So you need a versatile piece that will be your layering savior in all seasons – winter, spring, summer and fall. Enter: the bodysuit. It’s a staple I didn’t think would be one until I got my pretty little hands on it. Memories of my mom and the likes of Cindy Crawford, both total babes,…

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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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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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Simplicity 8416 In Review – The Shirt Project

I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  Happily I spent sometime in my sewing room where I made two shirts, Simplicity 8416 views B and D. I can’t believe it!  Fall is almost here!A twist on a classic shirt design.  The shirt …

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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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Free Project – Luggage Tag

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New Pattern Roundup for August 2017

Are you gearing up for fall sewing yet (if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere)? Even if you’re not, the pattern companies certainly are. As we wrap up the month of August, we’ve got one of the more robust and interesting collections of new releases in a while. BurdaStyle Plus – August 2017 Usually, I give…

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Notes on a Pattern – Simplicity Knit Top S8386 View A

View A is why I bought this pattern.  Why?  I love the collar band, “V” and the mock wrap style.  Cute..,  The other two views I’ve been in other sewing patterns.  It’s a nice grouping of styles to sew.View ANotes on Fitting an…

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Oops, I’ve Been Too Quiet Again!

Sorry, I know it seems like I’ve taken a hiatus from sewing. Really, I haven’t. Actually, I’ve sewn several garments over the past two months; but it’s been difficult finding the time to take pictures or the photos shoot ends up not so good. What is…

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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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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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Simplicity has gone vintage reproduction crazy.

Well, I missed the last Simplicity catalog release in July during my blogging hiatus, and then they go and release another in August – and there are lots of vintage offerings in both.I will begin with my favorite.  I adore the style lines on this …

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8378 (Pattern Hacking Line)

After my fellow editor Michelle highlighted Simplicity’s new “Pattern Hacking” line in her curvy pattern round-up in April, my interest was piqued. What exactly did they mean by pattern hacking? I associate pattern hacking with making changes to a pattern that go above and beyond what’s described in the instructions or on the pattern pieces….

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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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What I Made: Alba

Want to hear a joke? Strapless bra. Until recently, I had a love hate relationship with strapless bras. Even when I was smaller than a 32A (I recently grew to a 32B/C), I felt like I had to wear one with anything strapless, the exception being a top that had some sort of bra built…

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Recap: Let’s Talk Bras with Brooklyn Craft Company

Give or take a few weeks, it was about a year ago that the Simplicity team and I melted in my studio filming the tutorial for the Madalynne X Simplicity 8229. Fast forward one year, last Thursday to be exact, we teamed up once again, this time partnering with Brooklyn Craft Company, a super cool craft…

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