#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 ravel. I think I need a serger, unless you have another, less bulky way to Read More …

Fashion Friday – Layer it on Thick

It doesn’t matter what season it is, I love to layer my clothes. But with the ridiculously cold weather we’ve been having here lately, being able to have on multiple layers of clothes has been the only thing to keep me from freezing to death. I’ve even been double layering coats! And since I never Read More …

Avengers Assemble! (on my corset)

I found a fantastic pattern for an under-bust corset over on Burda Style a while back, and have been waiting for the right fabric to inspire me to make it. I’m normally not a fan of “cheap” fabric, but while walking thru the crafting section of my local Wal-Mart, I ran across what Wal-Mart calls  Read More …

27 Dresses: A Trip Through My Closet

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 – from my sister’s wedding. Well, two if I include the one I wore on Read More …

Classic Navy Pencil Skirt

Yesterday, I shared with you the floral pencil skirt I originally made as a wearable muslin.  Today, I’m sharing the skirt that muslin was for.  I present to you a classically simple navy twill pencil skirt. This is the second of my Summer of No Pants 2013 (#SONP2013) sewing projects. The twill I used for Read More …

Melani Inspired 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 could make my own version of the dress.  The first thing I needed to do Read More …

Taffy Blouse Remix

After my first attempt at the Taffy Blouse didn’t turn out so perfectly (my fabric stretched and the final top was was too big), I decided to give it another go.  The new one still isn’t perfect, but it is a big improvement from the first one.  I may just not be meant to work Read More …

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 with the feel of this Japanese fabric. I decided to download the Linda Skirt pattern Read More …

More Muslins

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 part of a dress, I needed to add a full 4 inches to the length. Read More …