Bamboo Knit High-Low Top

The idea for this top came while I was making view A last year. I was just starting to notice the colorblocking trend and thought it would be fun to have one side in black and the other in white. During the month of August (aka the month of wadders) I stitched it up using some polyester jersey. The fit was horrible on that first one and the fabric was gross. But worst of all was that it looked like some sort of court jester costume. Hmmm, what now? I decided to cut the front in black and the back […]

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My Mood in October: Swingy Stripes

I’ve been in the mood for stripes lately – swingy stripes. For my big project this month, I wanted to find the perfect pattern to pair with a lovely striped wool jersey from Mood (sadly, out of stock, but here’s a similar, albeit narrower, stripe in the fetching combination of navy and pea green) that I bought with my Mood Sewing Network allowance. I was imagining a full, gathered skirt to take advantage of the beautiful drape in the fabric. When I was contacted by BurdaStyle about doing another guest post, I jumped at the chance to make their Swing […]

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Inspired by Pinterest | Pink & Red!

I’ve been needing to add cool basics to my wardrobe.  Let’s face it, sometimes I just want to throw on a pair of jeans.  But since I’m no where near a “jeans & t-shirt” kinda girl, I need some cute tops.  You’ll notice a few of those being added to my wardrobe in the near future. Inspiration: Thanks to Pinterest, I’ve found the loveliest of lovely color combinations:  pink and red. It screams Valentine’s Day, I know.  But I love it anyway. I used Rachel Comey’s pattern, Vogue 1323 for my top.  If you had only looked at the extremely […]

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Finished: Leather Top

Just a quick post to show you the leather top I recently finished. Seeing all the leather on the runways and in the fashion magazines had me chomping at the bit to add some more leather to my wardrobe. For this top I took a leather/wool jersey top I made last year and was never in love with, and used the leather for the center panel (light tan). Deep burgundy leather makes up the sides, sleeves and back. I was able to sew this up rather quickly because I used a tried-and-true pattern, Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 2192, which is a […]

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My Mood in August: Just Add a Bow

After a time intensive make like my mom’s dress, I wanted something quick and easy. What better than a Sewaholic Renfrew with a twist in a silk jersey that I received from Mood. Sadly, I can’t find the fabric online anymore. I blame Goodbye Valentino and her gorgeous dress: how could her readers not buy up the rest of this fabric already? The twist is the bow I added to the neckline to fancy up this basic T. Now you see it: Now you don’t: I got the idea from The Sew Convert‘s Jason Wu Bow Dress. I cut the […]

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Review : New Look 6130 | White & Coral.

I can’t even tell you how ready I am for Fall! My mind has been on nothing but wanting to sew “transitional” garments that I can wear now and later. Inspiration: Source: Jadore-Fashion via Erica on Pinterest It’s no secret that I’m in love with all things peplum. So I made another peplum top and I can promise you that this one will not be the last one. I still plan to make a couple with sleeves for the Fall/Winter. This one is New Look 6130. Love the neckline and my polish is Essie “Good as Gold”! The only alteration […]

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