#NaBloPoMo – Handmade Clothes

I love handmade clothes. I’ve even made a few for myself. But I have one problem with making my own clothes- I can never get the finish the way I want. The outsides always look great, but my inside seams … Continue reading

So… this Lent thing….

Left: Striped 1-Button Blazer in Kakhi & Red Stripe
Top Right: Printed Ashton Blouse in Hearts
Bottom Right: Subtle Floral Pencil Skirt in Coral

For Lent this year, I decided to give up all of my extra spending.  I’m not buying anything that I don’t NEED.  That’s everything from new clothes, and fabric to take-out for lunch.  It’s not been a week yet, and … Continue reading

27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

27 dresses

Hopefully a few of you remember the 2008 Katherine Heigl film 27 Dresses.  It’s a movie about a woman who has been in 27 different weddings and thus has 27 different bridesmaid dresses. Well, I only have one bridesmaid dress … Continue reading

Melani Inspired Dress

close-up of belt on eyelet dress

I recently came across a gorgeous Antonio Melani dress at Dillard’s.  It was beautiful, but very expensive.  As much as I loved it, I couldn’t bring myself to spend $170 for this dress. So, I decided to see if I … Continue reading

Bustier Dress


I liked my Bombshell Bustier Top so much that I decided to make another one. This project started out as another top, but when playing with my fabric, I decided I really wanted to give this project a try as … Continue reading

Linda Skirt

linda skirt

When I got the fabric for my bombshell bodice, I also picked up some fabric to make a skirt.  It was an amazing novelty sewing print by Suzuko Koseki for Yuwa.  I have to say, I am absolutely in love … Continue reading

More Muslins

third bombshell muslin

Over the last week, I’ve been working some more on my Bombshell Dress top.  I started with the first muslin that I made, which fit perfectly, except for the length.  Since I wanted it to be a top and not … Continue reading

Back in the Groove

Half Moon Colorist Pieces

It started with a squeak and with every stitch a new one.  My machine is really due for a service. It’s to be expected with the large number of hours I’ve put on it recently. But the squeak wasn’t the … Continue reading

Pastille Dress

finished pastille dress neckline

I’ve been working my way through The Colette Sewing Handbook, and have just finished my 2nd sewing project – the Pastille Dress.  The dress came out really well, and I learned lots of new techniques in the process. This project, … Continue reading