Blush Pink Dress | McCall’s M7536

First off, I’m absolutely in love with this new pattern from McCall’s early spring collection, M7536. Box pleats AND princess seams – sold! But what I also love is how many different combinations can be made from this one pattern. I’ve made it twice now (other dress post coming soon!) and am already thinking of…

Green Blouse | Butterick 6100

Butterick 6100 has become one of my go to blouse patterns. I’ve made it three times now and each time the sleeves get a little longer. The latest top I made was out a green hunter charmeuse that I found in the remnant section (another go to!). I love how easy and versatile not only…

Printed Wrap Dress | Butterick 6128

If you’ve seen some of my other posts, you know that I’m a huge fan of wrap dresses. The pleated wrap dress I made before, Butterick 6154, is a pretty simple style wrap dress that works best with knit fabrics. I wanted to try a more tailored wrap dress, with a collar and sleeves, so…

Buckeye Flannel | McCall’s 6436

About a year ago, my brother and I found this Brutus flannel and I made him a button up shirt using Simplicity 1544. Ever since then I’ve wanted one too, but couldn’t find the fabric. Finally, I recently stumbled on it on Fabric.com and made myself a matching flannel. Fortunately I was able to finish…

Winter Party Dress | Vogue 9146

The inspiration for this dress was from one I saw on Nordstrom’s website listed at $148. I needed an updated holiday/party dress for the season and was perfect for a wedding I attended over the weekend. To make my version of this dress, I used all materials from JoAnn Fabrics – a navy matte charmeuse for the…

I’m baaaaaack – Happy New Year!

  I’m starting the new year off right with my first post in  two months! I’ve been crazy busy,  but  have actually been doing a good amount of sewing. Between work and the holidays though, just not a lot of time for posting. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the projects I’ve done in the…

Fancy Cat Shirt | Simplicity 1544 | Part 2

Same pattern, different shirt. As with the Nintendo fabric, my brother specifically picked out this fabric. Fourth time making this pattern and it was a breeze! Each time get easier and quicker. At first, I didn’t think he was serious that he wanted a shirt made out of this. But he (and I !) love the…

Saturdays are for the Buckeyes | Game Day Skirt

Are you ready for some football?? Sooooo I actually made this skirt last year, but didn’t have a chance to wear it because football season was over. I got to wear it for the first time this year and it’s perfect for Ohio State Football game days. I was inspired to make this skirt after…

Nintendo Shirt | Simplicity 1544 | Part 1

My brother is one of the coolest people I know. And he has a great sense of style. Last fall I made him two bottom down shirts using Simplicity 1544 and since then he has requested a few more. The first of a two part series, is this button down shirt using “Nintendo” fabric that we found…

Gray Gingham Button Down | McCall’s M6436

Fall is in the air! The nights are cooler, the cider is flowing, and football season is in full swing. This past weekend I checked a few things off my fall bucket list – got pumpkins and straw bales to decorate the porch, drank a pumpkin spice latte, and broke out this gingham button down. Fall…

Black Lace Top | Butterick B6100

One of the reasons I started this blog was so that I could document my sewing projects while also tracking what I’ve learned along the way. Well, lesson learned: don’t use your iron at the highest setting on a stretchy lace fabric. I accidentally melted some of the lace fabric while making this top…in the…

September Sewing

Four projects are on deck for this month: Gray Gingham Button Down Nintendo Button Down Fancy Cat Button Down Bow Neck Dress Tis the season of button downs – perfect for all of my fall fun day activities I’ve got planned this month. The gray button is for me, but the “Nintendo” and “Fancy Cat” are…