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…

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…

Ankara Culottes– Butterick 6178

Before starting this project I was unsure about culottes, but I kept spotting Ankara culottes online and I finally saved the photo below on my phone as inspiration. I have to say after finally getting around to sewing up a pair and I’m still unsure. Something is definitely off with my pair, I can’t put…

Heather Gray Joggers – McCalls 7061

McCalls 7061 is becoming a go to pattern. I have already made 2 views of this pattern, View D-the sweatshirt dress and View F- modified joggers. I had enough of the stretch denim heather gray knit left over from the sweatshirt dress for one more item. Initially my little fashionista was going to get her…

A Look Back

*New year, New Layout! Let me know what you think of the new look in the comments below* Looking back 2015 was a pretty busy year. I started taking this blog and my sewing in general more seriously.  I entered two sewing competitions, winning my first entry in Pattern Review’s Travel Wardrobe Contest (read more here) and…

Eggplant Pintuck Skinny Pants – Simplicity 1019

I keep thinking today is Friday so I want to say TGIF, but instead I will say happy almost Friday! Anyway, whatever day it is I just wanted to bring you this quick pattern review for Simplicity 1019 (a Mimi G pattern!). If you’ve been following along with me on the Fabric Mart Fabricista Fashion…

Multi Colored Chevron Palazzo Pant – M6515

If you follow the blog then you know these loose fitting polyester pants are a departure from my usual sewing. If you look around the blog you can likely tell that I love dresses, specifically fitted dresses. Because of that I typically work with knit fabrics. Even before I started sewing most clothing I purchase had some sort of…

February Projects / My Travel Wardrobe Contest Submission

Although I have certainly had some #FAILS I’m proud of what I have been able to accomplish in just about a year of sewing. I’ve made dresses, skirts, tops, pants, followed patterns, self drafted, remade RTW items, installed zippers, learned to serge, done a blind hem and more. Still I want to continue to learn…