Twinning: Ankara Bombers FAIL

I had the great idea back in the fall of 2016 to sew a matching set of bomber jackets. I mentioned it in my Fall/Winter To Sew List post. Bomber jackets are always in style but they are definitely on trend right now! The options for bomber jackets are endless! First the fabric choices; satin, knits, suede, velvet,…

Little Red Dress: Vogue 1513 a Fabricista Post

Obviously, the first thing I thought about for this late January post was a red dress for Valentine’s Day.   My original plan was to whip up one of the new McCalls early spring patterns, M7534. It looks like a fairly simple pattern that could be whipped up in a time for Valentine’s Day for…

Am I crazy?!

I just entered the Wardrobe Suduko Contest over at Pattern Review. YAY! I’ve entered a couple of other Pattern Review contest (I even won one!) and I think they can be a fun way to challenge yourself and stick to a deadline. First of all I should say I love Pattern Review, it’s a great…

Dramatic Drape Back Cardigan – McCalls 7441

One of the many things I love about the online sewing community (whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Pattern Review or sewing blogs) is realizing I overlooked a great pattern. Sometimes I can look at a pattern and quickly dismiss it, but later a sewsister will whip it up and share it and I think “I…

Girls Holiday Dress – Frankenpattern

I’ve been really into sewing for the socialite this past holiday season. Her projects are quick and fun PLUS she loves it when I sew for her. The only thing she likes better is sewing it herself so I’ll be involving her more in future projects. Back to this adorable holiday dress. I’ve had this gold…

Striped Girls Hoodie Dress-McCalls 6785

I’m a selfish sewer. Though I do sew for hire and for friends and family on occasion, I enjoy sewing for myself most, if I’m being honest. That said my second favorite person to sew for is my stepdaughter, miss socialite. Mainly because she’s a sweetie, my biggest fan/salesperson and she loves to “twin” (her term for…

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I originally made this journal for my personal use.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.

Striped Duster – Fabricista Post

Have you ever run out to buy a pattern with the intention to make it right away, but then you get side tracked and days become weeks that become months? Well, that is what happened with early fall pattern, Simplicity 8177. I purchased this pattern this summer with plans to make it right away for…

McCalls 2017 Early Spring Patterns

I can’t believe that it is time for the spring (even early spring) patterns to be released. This has been a crappy year for me, but the one good thing is that it passing quickly. I’ve barely sewn any winter wear and the spring patterns are coming out. Oh well good thing I can multitask,…

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…