Fall/Winter To Sew List

It never fails that I wait until the seasons change to start thinking about all the garments I want to sew. A wise sewist would plan in advance and be ready with a least a few completed projects when the season officially hits, but not me I procrastinate. I say this to share with you…

Perfect Weekend Dress: Fabric Mart guest post

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving! I know I was ready for a break. For those of you who love Black Friday I hope you grabbed all the doorbusters on your list! FINALLY! Fall is creeping in here in the south. It was warm through Halloween here, but a chill is definitely…

Support Small Business Saturday

Below are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from small business. When you shop small businesses you support a dream. Please think of small business during this holiday shopping season. Your friends and family will appreciate unique, handmade gifts. Caheez is a high end, handmade boutique that focuses on creating satin lined accessories to protect tresses…

Black Friday Deals 2016

Wednesday and Friday DOORBUSTERS!!! $6.71 Fiskars 8″ bent scissors 70% off cozy flannel solids, snuggle flannel prints, anti-pill fleece, Christmas fabrics, 60% off Fiskars’ cutting tools, Ottlite lighting, 40% off Irons and Steamers, Singer sewing machines, Saturday and Sunday DOORBUSTERS $7.99 Christmas Stockings 70% off Antipill fleece, holiday gift wrap and bags, garland and wreaths,…

Flower Power for Sweater Weather

I am so excited about these floral sweaters. Mostly I’m just pleased to have squeezed in some time to sew for myself. I loved mine so much I decided to make one for the “Little Miss”. I knew she would want one for her doll so I went ahead whipped up a mini one as well. One thing that…

Grown Up Pillowcase Dress: McCalls 7405

I haven’t had much time to sew for myself recently. So I wanted a quick project that would give me instant gratification. This dress, M7405, is one of McCalls Learn to Sew for Fun patterns, their line of very easy patterns for beginners. I highly recommend this pattern for newbie sewists as it is very…

Sew Conscious Sewing Box Review

I was lucky enough to be selected by Nicole of Sew Conscious to review one of the very first Sew Conscious boxes. I learned about Sew Conscious on Instagram and thought “Wow, what a great idea!” I saw the call for bloggers and I quickly signed up to be a tester.   Sew Conscious is a…

DIY Sewing PhotoBook

I love sewing and it is definitely my favorite hobby. However, I have a couple of other interest one being couponing (if you can call it a hobby) and the other is making photobooks. Couponing has fallen to number three because it is time consuming to do fully, but I squeeze in time to create photo…

McCalls 7366: Angola Print Jumpsuit

I made this outfit several months ago to wear to Beyonce’s Formation Tour but never got around to posting it. In a few weeks Beyonce will be back in town and that reminded me that I never shared this outfit. And that I need to be working on the next one. This was one of those…

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….