Finally made a Double Breasted Blazer

I have been wanting make a double breasted blazer for a while now and I finally got to make it. I used a blended linen fabric which kind of has a denim look to it, making the blazer feel very business casual. I used McCalls 8155 #brightonmccalls pattern and the instructions were pretty straightforward. I…

The Accidental Bridesmaid’s Dress

When this fabric came in from Minerva fabrics I was so taken by how buttery smooth it was and the slight stretch. I knew I wanted to make something fancy and a dress I had made before came to mind, a beautiful wrap dress that moves and flows with you would be perfect. I had…

Print Mix Fall Coat

I’ve been holding onto the two remnants of fabric for a while and knew that when I do use them I wanted to used them together, print mix! My first autumn/fall (depending on where you’re from) make of the year, I had the perfect idea for the two pieces. I pulled out the perfect pattern…

Ndebele Print maxidress

I love using African print but this one hit home, literally. I am a Ndebele speaking girl, born and raised. The Ndebele people are found in Southern Africa, namely South Africa and Zimbabwe and are a very colorful people. We are known for our beautiful beading which I am usually seen wearing with solid clothing…

The hardest skirt I ever made

Friends that don’t sew always ask me how they can start sewing and I always recommend something that does not have a zipper, so either a circle skirt or a wrap skirt. I always refer them to the big four patterns, mostly McCall’s and Simplicity for their overall ease of use and the fact that…

Sweatpants, the summer edition!

In this season of the Corona virus, many of us have been staying safe at home and looking for ways to make ourselves comfortable. So this particular make is inspired by my love for sweatpants. Believe it or not, I myself love a good pair of men’s sweatpants ( I scan through the men’s section…

bustier jumpsuit – McCalls 8101

Bustier, jumpsuit, overalls/dungarees all in one! I had to make it when I saw it. I thought of doing something dressy but I figured denim would get a lot more use and style variety. I used some lightweight 4 way stretch denim fabric I purchased from Joann fabric a while back. I paired it with…

The wonderful wrapdress! – Simplicity 8137

I want to build my wardrobe with lasting pieces.  Pieces that can be worn over and over that are timeless and practical but still show off my personality.  I wanted a wrap dress I could wear at any time without putting much thought into it, heels or flats, bloated or just having a normal day….