Designer Inspired “Night Out” Top

If you have a Pinterest account like me and millions of other people you, you probably have some fashion inspiration pieces you’ve saved over time.  This top was one for me.  An open back, adjustable tie at the waist  top by Oresund Iris.  I wanted it but it is not in my price range for…

It’s Menswear Monday!

So yesterday (Sunday) I had the weather was so good, so I decided to “dress up” and drive around just to brush off my “isolation blues” and it worked.  Gentle breeze and just being out in the sun is something we, well at least I took for granted. I was smiling, my brother’s chief criticism…

Menswear inspired

Ok!  So maybe inspired is not completely accurate.  The shirt is made from a men’s pattern, so from the men’s side of the store.  So I wanted a dress shirt but most of the ones in the female section seem to have frills and extras that make it feminine or extra feminine and I thought…

Sequin lounge wear

So I’ve been in a sewing funk lately and when that happens I like to look for a quick sew to pick me back up.  This time I went for one I have made before.  This would be my third raglan sweatshirt using Simplicity 1072.  The knit fabric as well as the sequin overlay are…

Men’s dashiki dress shirt

  So I always get asked if I make any men’s clothes.  I finally decided to try one and it was pattern hacked version of the Mimi G style Simplicity pattern 8427.  I hacked it by elongating the bottom half of the shirt, straightening it and giving it side slits.  It was an ode to…

Kimono Style Duster

As the weather slowly starts getting ugly, it is only right to prepare for the colder months.  I’d like to start my cold weather season with layering pieces as it makes for an easy transition.  I’ve been eyeing these Kimono Style Dusters for a while and I found it in the form of the McCalls…

Hi Everyone!

Hi everyone! My name is Abby, full name is Abigail but that spelling has been taken over and over again so I decided to spell it phonetically for my Instagram page and it just seems to have stuck.  I don’t really want to write a book “about me” so I’ll make it brief and like…