Simplicity 8606 Ruffled Wrap Skirt

So let's talk about my new favorite wrap skirt. About three years ago, I made my first wrap skirt and fell in love with how simple it was to make one. However, I wanted to find a pattern that would provide me a little more coverage when sitting down because that split in the middle…

Simplicity 8636 Button Down Wrap Dress

Let me introduce you all to this silent gem of a dress. I refer to it as "silent" because although this pattern seemed to make great impressions when Simplicity previewed it, I haven't seen many people make this pattern (especially in this view). Something I love to do before making a pattern or sometimes before…

DIY Kendall Jenner Inspired Striped Crop Top

One of my favorite things about sewing is being able to stare at a ready-to-wear piece and analyze it to see what sort of pattern pieces make up the garment. An added bonus is when you already own a pattern similar to the RTW garment that only needs little to no adjustments to achieve the…

Yellow & Green Collection Recap: Will I Ever Create Another Collection?

After my long awaited debut of my final pieces for this collection, I wanted to recap the highs and lows of this venture and if this is something I would want to do again in the future. In my previous post where I introduced the idea of starting a collection, I talked about what inspired…

The Perfect Tasseled Clutch

It's recommended when sewing to have what they call "palette cleansers" in between projects. Palette cleansers are another name for those simple projects that are quite effortless to put together to ease your mind before approaching a more complicated sewing project or to simply get your sew-jo (sewing mojo) back. I was in need of…

Third Times A Charm: McCalls’ M6649 Striped Button Down Shirt + How To Create A Pocket Band

So let me tell you something about this here pattern. First and foremost, it is the very first pattern I ever owned. My older sister Nelly bought me a class on how to alter blouse patterns on Craftsy (now named Blueprint) and the class came with McCall's M6649 button down shirt pattern. I was so…

Why I Chose To Make My Wedding Reception Gown & Lessons Learned

On November 10th, 2018, I had the honor and privilege of marrying the love my life and Chief AGAIN! I emphasize "again" because in my Nigerian culture (most specifically my Igbo culture), we typically have two weddings: A traditional Igbo wedding ceremony and a church wedding (also known as white wedding or American wedding). In…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #2: McCall’s 7129 Wrap Skirt

Hey friends! Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you the  second piece of my collection. It's this McCall's 7129 wrap skirt in view C that I made with this lovely floral fabric I bought in Thailand to match my bell sleeved top in my last post. It was my first time making a…