Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Juneteenth Shirt | Closet Core Patterns Kalle Shirt

Hello, Friends! This post is LONG overdue, but forgive me. I needed time to edit the video I recorded of the whole creative process! But before I get to that, welcome my Juneteenth Shirt!

Juneteenth is a (now) national holiday that commemorates the date, 3 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people there be freed. Long story short, it's a holiday that commemorates ALL of the slaves throughout the US knowing that they were free. Like, an "Independence Day" of sorts.

Knowing what I wanted to do with this fabric, it made this holiday perfect to dedicate it to!

This is the Closet Core Paterrns Kalle Shirt View A in a size 12.

If you want to WATCH this shirt coming together before reading this review, check out the video!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

The Quickest Outfit I've Ever Made | McCall's 6968 & Lola Tank

Hello Friends! I'm back with my last couple of makes from the summer season. You can see my video about all of the plans I made back in June and you'll notice that THESE two makes are a little off script...

The skirt is McCall's 6968 (OOP) and the top is another Staystitch Patterns, Co, Lola Racerfront Tank.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

A Neutral Workhorse | True Bias Zoey Dress

Hello Friends! I've really been ENJOYING this summer and the cute things I've been able to make and wear to look my best while doing so! I've been wanting easy pieces that I can just throw on and that have the possibility for multiple options of styling.

Enter this True Bias Zoey Tank/Dress. I cut View C in size 12.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

It's giving...Versace! | Staystitch Pattern Co. Lola Racerfront Dress

 Hello Friends! I'm back with another cute summer make! I originally intended to make this dress for vacation but time got the best of me so I made it when I returned for brunch with the family...

This is the Staystitch Pattern Co Lola Racer Tank Top Pattern. I cut the dress View in a size 10.

Monday, August 15, 2022

DC Frocktails Vlog!

Hello Friends! A couple of months ago, I attended DC Frocktails! The first one happened right on time in February 2020 and then of course there was a pause put on it. Enjoy my video and some of the FEW pics I was able to get below.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Traditional African Wedding | Simplicity 8394

 Hello Friends! I'm back, and I have been SEWING; just haven't been sharing much...UNTIL NOW lol

I was invited to a friend's Traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony and in the invitation, they made the guests aware of the theme color of the wedding. The color was MAGENTA. So I went into my stash looking for dressy-ish fabrics that would fit into the theme.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Melanated Fabrics Fabric Haul!

Hello, Friends!

Back in March, I went to Atlanta for a friend's birthday trip and I was able to stop by Melanated Fabrics!

Melanated Fabrics is a fabric store created by Mimi G and Brittany J Jones as partners. I had hoped to see Brittany in the store when I went to visit, but she ended up having the flu. But I DID get to meet Norris, Mimi's husband, and he was super kind. It's a great creative space and I can see how they are filling a market in the Atlanta area!

I did, of course, buy some patterns and fabric to support and you can watch the video of my visit and my purchases here!

Thursday, May 26, 2022

A little Vintage Casual | McCall's 8194

 Hello Friends! Can you believe that it's almost JUNE and the weather still doesn't know what it wants to do?! Now that my sew-jo is back, I've been going back and forth about what to make but I have to keep pushing back summer dresses, and it's a little too warm for the camo jacket I want to make lol.

But I will never tire of making dresses, I just needed one that would work for this awkward weather transition, but ALSO be multi-functional. I wanted something that wasn't TOO fancy that I'd feel weird pulling it out to hang out with friends on the weekend, but fancy ENOUGH that it could be dressed up for a classy event.

That's how I've come to make this dress that is giving me such a cute vintage flair!

This is McCall's 8194, View A in the length & sleeves of View B. I cut the size 16.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Carousel Blouse | McCall's 7957

Hello friends! As you can see, I'm still at the needle! This blouse has been a WIP for a couple of YEARS and all I had to finish were the SLEEVES.

This is McCall's 7957 , View B  in a size 12. This pattern is OOP but you can get it on Pattern Review or Etsy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

My Sewing Studio Tour

 Hello Friends! This video was a long time coming! When I moved into my new home in 2018, one of the requirements was that one of the bedrooms would be my sewing studio. I took my time in creating a space that feels functional and genuine to ME, and I love creating here!

Enjoy this MTVCribz style sewing studio tour and give the video a like! Even subscribe if you want!

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Items Mentioned (in order of video):

o   Brother Project Runway CE8080PRW – discontinued o   Brother Serger 1034D o   Brother Coverstitch 2340CV · Sew Steady Extension Table · Sewing Tables · Sewing Chairs · Peg Boards · Peg Board Organizer Kit · Sewing Machine Clock · White thread rack · Wooden thread rack – (JoAnn in-store) · Thread carousel – (Cannot find on JoAnn website. Check in-store) · Sullivan’s adjustable sewing table · Sullivan’s cutting mat · Ironing Cover · White Utility Cart · Ikea KALLAX 5x5 shelf · Sewing Phrase decal · Dressform · Futon Sofa · Hanging Picture frame · Unique Book Shelf · Ironing Board · Maytag Iron · Ikea KALLAX 4x1 shelf · Cube Storage organizers



Tuesday, March 15, 2022

I made my FIRST COAT | Simplicity 8749

It's mid-March and not only is it between 20 and 40 degrees outside most days, but it SNOWED over the weekend! My only happy solace from these thoughts is that I finally finished the coat I've been working on for the past 2 years! I've always wanted a proper coat. Something that I could wear when I dress up for black tie events and things, but also just be stylish enough to throw on over a set of sweats. As an adult, most of my coats have looked more utility in nature, and generally just not... CHIC lol So this coat has stepped in to fix my problem.

I have made 3 jackets so far (here, here & here), but never a coat.

This beauty is Mimi GxSimplicity 8749, View B in a size 16.