Vintage From Start to Finish| Simplicity 1364

My grandma’s old sewing machine, fabric that was given to me by my aunt that we found in her basement, and Simplicity 1364 (Misses’ Vintage Jiffy Blouses and Tie Belt) were all involved in the making of this top. Vintage start to finish –  from tools to material to pattern. I love this fabric for two reasons. One…

Flamingo Hotel Scarf…or Neck Tie?

If you’ve seen any of my other posts, you know that I’m in love with this flamingo print fabric. I brought two yards of it in March, intending to make only one item with it. This will be the third thing I’ve made out of it and still can’t get enough. I love wearing scarves…

Off-the-Shoulder Gingham Top

What do you do when you have left over fabric? Make a super easy top! After making my button down gingham shirt, I had some of the light blue fabric left over. It was just enough to make an off the shoulder top that I’ve been wanting to try all summer. To make it I…

Sleeveless Shirtdress with Sash | McCall’s M6891

This shirt dress is one of my favorite projects to date, but it was also one of the most challenging. One of my sewing goals is to learn how to get a perfect. Otherwise I spend a lot of time making something that doesn’t look good and I’ll never wear. I made a lot of adjustments…

Button Down Shirt | Butterick B6085

In a few weeks my boyfriend and some friends are going on a week long adventure to an island in Canada. I’m not entirely sure what I’m getting into, but we’re staying at a cabin and I’m sure there will lots of swimming, boating ,and hiking. I made this shirt to be part of wardrobe for…

Flamingo Dress

I’m a huge fan of this Nicole Miller stretch crepe de chine flamingo print. The original intent was to use McCall’s 6891, but after I thought about it more came to the conclusion that the fabric was too light and flowy for such a structured dress pattern. This dress went through a renovation process. After deciding…

Pleated Wrap Dress | Butterick B6154

I wanted to make a wrap dress after I bought a long sleeved black Calvin Klein wrap from TJ Max. Every time I’ve worn it, I’ve received a compliment on it. I love the way it looks and fits and how easy it is to wear. I found Butterick See & Sew B6154 for a pleated wrap…

Making Bias Tape | Flamingo Vacation Shirt | Butterick B6100

My brother started a tradition that whenever we go on vacation, you wear a vacation themed shirt. I found this tropical flamingo print fabric on sale at JoAnn’s for only $5. Perfect for my flamingo obsession and our annual family vacation. The pattern I used this was Butterick B6100. It’s a super simple top –…

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Lemon Dress | Simplicity New Look S6342

One of my best friends is crazy about Lilly Pulitzer. I didn’t really understand her infatuation until she took me to The Pink Pineapple, a Lilly Pulitzer signature store in Fort Meyers, Florida. OMG…the clothes…the prints! After this visit, I’m completely in love with Lilly Pulitzer and was inspired to try making my own “Lilly-inspired” dress. The…

Flamingo Hotel Mini Skirt

This summer I’ve been obsessed with flamingos and was soooo excited when I found this Nicole Miller stretch chiffon fabric at JoAnn Fabrics. The flamingo print drew me in, but the texture and feel of it sealed the deal. It’s super soft and smooth, has a little bit of give, and is easy to work…

Alteration: Floral Print Dress

One of may favorite stores in the Columbus area is Discount Fashion Warehouse. This hidden gem is literally what is sounds like – name brand clothes (mostly L Brands, since it is based out of Columbus) at a deep discount, usually 70-80% off. Shopping there is like a treasure hunt because you never know what…