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…

100 Days of Sewing Challenge Recap

On April 13th, 2019 (just two days before my birthday) I completed my 100 days of sewing challenge. I honestly could not believe that that it had come to an end or that I  even made it that far. That challenge was no joke! I never sewed for that many days straight so I honestly…

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…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #6: The Beaded Yellow Top

Somebody please cue Boyz 2 Men because we have finally come to the end of the road with this collection. The final piece is complete and I couldn't be more in love. I completed this yellow top earlier in the year and just getting around to blogging about it (whoops!). I used Simplicity 8602 in…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #5: NewLook 6544 Ankara Pencil Skirt

This post is long over due and I know - this collection has gone on forever but we are literally at the end of it. This skirt is one of the last two pieces in the collection that I will share before I recap my experience making a collection. I took a minute to actually…

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…

Self Care Moment: I Had My First Two Custom Clothing Clients!

Back in December, a friend of mine from college reached out to me about making traditional African attire for him and his girlfriend. He said he really liked my work and wanted me to make them outfits for his father’s 60th birthday party. I was so humbled by that because you really never know who is…