McCalls 2016 Fall Pattern: Mixed Feelings

I don’t typically do pattern release reviews, but I felt McCalls did such a great job with their Early Fall 2016 Collection that I had to share my thoughts. (missed it? click here!) Sadly I don’t have the same feeling about this Fall 2016 Collection. Still there were a few I will grab and some…

August Fabric Mart Post: Athletic Wear

  When trying to decide what to sew this month I was inspired by an Fabric Mart email that featured a sale on athletic fabric. (Side Note: If you are not their email list, SIGN UP!) I’ve been wanting to sew some workout gear since shortly after I began to sew a little over 2 years…

McCalls 2016 Early Fall Patterns

I have been eagerly awaiting McCalls Early Fall Patterns because this release was to include the first Beaute’ J’adore patterns! I follow Beaute’s blog and I love her style and the way she is able to take a pattern and transform it into something totally different from the pattern photo. I haven’t purchased many patterns recently….

July Fabric Mart Post: Seersucker in Summer

Check out my monthly blog post at Fabric Mart’s Fabricista Blog. This month I created another summer dress out of a designer seersucker from Fabric Mart. Read all about my epic fail on my original piece and how to avoid those mistakes in your projects. Read on for my pattern review below Pattern: Simplicity 8124 Pattern…

Mimi G 2016 Conference: Day 3

After a long night Saturday, waking up and getting down to the final session was tough. Still  somehow I managed to be the first one down and snagged a front row seat again.  LOL Another trip to Starbucks followed before the morning session started. Once again Mimi opened by giving us a little back story on how…

Mimi G 2016 Conference: Day 2

Day 2 of the conference was a very full day so let jump to it. Check out my last post to read all about Day 1 of the conference. I am not a morning person by any means but I am the kind of person who always has to sit in the front of the…

Mimi G 2016 Conference: Day #1 Recap

I have been looking forward to this year’s conference since I purchased my ticket back in February and it definitely did not disappoint! If you follow me you know that last year was my first year attending the Mimi G Fashion, Sewing and Style Conference and I had an amazing experience. So much so that I…

Independence Day Sales

What’s better than a 3 day weekend?! Fabric sales!!!! I’ve rounded up some great 4th of July deals to share with you. Get all the deets below: Patterns Sales $1.99 McCalls $4.99 Vogue       Coupons 60% of any one regular priced item (in store only) 40% of any one regular priced item Online…

Little White Dress: Fabric Mart

This blog is cross posted on Fabric Mart Fabricista Blog. Check out rest of the Fabricista team and their creations here. Today is the official start of summer! It has actually felt like summer here for a few weeks and I’m excited because this is my favorite time of year. An added bonus Fabric Mart is celebrating…

Memorial Weekend 2016 Sales

Memorial Day weekend is an important day designated to give honor the men and women who have sacrificed their lives to protect the US. We should remember that. But it is also the official start of summer AND the of the first major summer sale weekends. Everyone from clothing stores to hardware stores have a big sale this…

Mandala Duster – Simplicity 8059

**Special Announcement** I’m very excited to announce that I am now a Fabric Mart Fabricista!!! This means each month I will be bringing you a look created from fabric from Fabric Mart Fabrics. If you follow me, you already know that I love Fabric Mart and highly recommend them not only their fabric but there…

Navy and Teal Pencil Skirt – McCalls 6788

I apologize for being gone so long. Did you miss me? LOL. I’ve been working steadily on creating, photographing and listing my new  TipStitched Ankara line. The store has also received a makeover so give it a look and let me know what you think. On to the review! I’m 98% sure McCalls 6788 (OOP) is one of…