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…

Yellow & Green Collection Piece #1: Simplicity 0891 Top

Hey everyone! This week flew by so quick but I'm glad that I can at least snag a moment to gush about this super cute top I made for my Yellow & Green collection. My absolute first piece! Although I've taken my sweet time to share it on the blog, I've worn this shirt out…