Elizabeth stands near a stone bridge in a park in the wintertime. She is wearing a tan felt hat, and a handmade black wrap top and light colored denim jeans.
Collabs | Fabric

Black Orchid Top Hack

When this fabric hit my inbox from Minerva about a year ago, I had a lightweight black blouse in mind immediately. However, when it arrived, I began to wonder where my head had been when I chose this fabric. I am absolutely a prints person – bright florals, animal prints, even silly novelty patterns, I’m your girl! When I do choose a solid, it is typically something bright – or at the least, something shiny. This was none of the above. A solid black cotton voile – soft, lightweight, and lovely… but not bright, not colorful, not printed. What in the WORLD was I going to do with this?

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sewing the Mini Marcel Dress
Fabric | Patterns

Ice Cream Mini Marcel

I’ve been teasing a new Ice Cream Dress over on Instagram since National Ice Cream Day on Sunday…. And it is finally here, ready to share. No questions asked, it is even sweeter than the original. Which do you like better?

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Lifestyle | Patterns

September / October 2019 Recap

Another Recap – and another super late post! I’m excited to look back over my September / October makes today, halfway through December. I think next year, I’ll be switching to quarterly instead of bi-monthly recaps, because I just can’t seem to keep up!! Over the two months I’m recapping today, I made 12 new garments – my three favorites were the matching outfits I made for our family for our tiny girl’s first birthday! I did more “selfless” sewing over this period than usual, and also did a little scrap busting by sewing up a headband out of some leftover leggings fabric. I didn’t include any photos here, but that has probably been my most worn item from this period!

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sewing the Orchid Midi Dress
Collabs | Fabric | Patterns | Sew My Style

The Orchid Midi Dress

I’ve got another awesome Minerva Make up on the blog today! This Orchid Midi Dress that I sewed up back in June is made in the most beautiful large scale floral Lady McElroy cotton lawn. It was the perfect dress to make to participate in so many of the awesome sewing challenges that popped up in June, and has gotten plenty of wear since then! Come take a look at this 70’s-inspired number!

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