My sewing journal can be yours…

I originally made this journal for my personal use. After having it printed I was so pleased I shared a photo on my Instagram page, @FrougieFashionista, and other sewists showed an interest in purchasing a copy.

Twist Front Top: New Look 6303

First let me just say “I LOVE this shirt!”. This is my final garment for the Suduko Wardrobe Challenge (I still have 3 accessories to share). This square was a toss us until the very end. I have so many top patterns that I’ve never sewn so it was hard to pick one last one…

McCalls 7577: March’s Fabric Mart Guest Post

I loved McCalls 7577 from the very first moment I saw it in the Spring pattern release!!! So I knew I wanted to sew it up for this months post which hit right at the peak of spring. I was drawn to this Jean Blue Floral Challis because I loved the denim look and I felt…

How I spent my L.A. Finch Fabrics Giftcard!

Back in February I won a Valentine’s Day Instagram Giveaway from L.A. Finch Fabrics. YAYYYY ME! The giveaway was for a $25 gift card and a Lapel Pin! I had promised myself I wasn’t going to purchase any fabric in 2017 until I at least made some semblance of a dent in my fabric stash,…

Wrap Top – Butterick 6285

I love all things that wrap! I mean who doesn’t? Wrap dress, wrap shirts, wrap skirts, they’re all great! I know I’ve made one wrap skirt (here), a reversible wrap dress (here), several faux wrap dresses and a few faux wrap tops, but never a true wrap top. That might be because I rarely make…

Black Slim Pants: Simplicity 1019

Whew! I’m nearing the finish line of this Suduko Wardrobe Contest. These pants from Mimi G for Simplicity pattern 1019 is piece #5 of 10. This contest was a great way to challenge myself to make more pants as I always find myself leaning towards dresses. Black pants are a staple of any wardrobe for any…

Floral Jumper – Kwik Sew 4138

Can you tell I love this print?! LOL It should look familiar if you saw my V8977 post. I mentioned in that post that this print was the inspiration for my Suduko Wardrobe. Joann carries this Asian Floral Multi print in the silky crepe I used for the tunic and the stretch twill I used for…

What I did this weekend…

I can’t be the only one who loves “free” weekends. You know, those weekends free of “adulting”… no kids events, no boring errands, no appointment, no obligations. Those weekends are often the ones where I lock myself in my sewing room and just sew, sew, sew. A “sew”cation if you will. I don’t always sew, some…

Cropped Wide Leg Pants – Simplicity 8093

Four bottoms are needed for a Suduko wardrobe. I had specific plans for one block (that’s coming next week) and I knew one would be jeans (because…jeans). Leggings, or slim pants, seemed like a good idea to work with the floral tunic, but that still left one more. I played around with the fourth block…a…

Back to Basics: Simple T-shirt – New Look 6838

I usually wouldn’t post about a simple project like this but this is the second piece I’ve completed for the Suduko Wardrobe Contest and I plan to do a post for each of the ten pieces. One of the reasons I decided to participate in the contest was to make myself to sew some separates. If…

Dare to Bare – Vogue 1531

When the Vogue Spring ’17 patterns were released I knew I had to have and sew Vogue 1531. I was hot off the success of another vogue dress pattern (my little red dress from last month) so another fitted dress was appealing. I really loved the versatile cowl neck but the open back is definitely…

Suduko Contest Inspiration – Vogue 8977

  I shared a week or two ago that I was going to enter the Suduko Wardrobe contest over on Pattern Review. This contest is quite the challenge. Similar to traditional Suduko you must complete a 4×4 board with top, bottom, shoes and an accessory that go together for each column, row and both diagonals….

Frougie Tip: President’s Day Sales

Here’s a roundup of all the great President’s Day Sales for fabric, patterns, notions and more!!! Plus 60% off Linen, Knits and Shirtings! PLUS Save 40% on clearance rayon fabrics! President’s Day Doorbusters (today only) 5/$5 Simplicity patterns (in store only) 50% off Quilting and crafting tables (I just grabbed a cutting table and used…