DIY Floral Print Pencil Skirt

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Hello Sew Family!

I can’t tell you how long I’ve wanted a floral print pencil skirt.  The journey to this skirt has been a long one, but rewarding nonetheless.

Now, I have to be honest, finding the right floral print fabric was tough!  Although I really admire those that can rock such a statement piece, such a vibrant fabric is not my first choice in fabric selection…  But then I came across this middleweight 4-way stretch cotton fabric from Cali Fabrics and knew right away that I needed it!

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Sidenote:  This was my first time ordering from Cali Fabrics, so like most of you that buy fabric online, I didn’t know what to expect.  When I received my fabric in the mail, I was so impressed with how fast the delivery was made & the packaging was very professional.  I like attention to detail and I love getting my fabric order quickly EVEN MORE! 

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DIY Dress + Pleated Bell Sleeves

Hola Chicas,

I have been extremely absent lately.  Absent from sewing, posting and all things in between.

I think I go through periods of time where I obsess about different things and then when I’m done, I obsess about something new… my recent obsession consists of catching back up on old Game of Thrones seasons.  Over the last few weeks, I’ve watched seasons 1 -3 and I’m so into it, I plan on re-watching all other seasons.  It’s pretty bad.

I come home from work, eat dinner with my family, catch up on other projects that I’m working on & then I watch GOT, sleep and do it all over again.  I’ve even cut out my reality shows!!

v8840 DIY Dress with Pleated Bell Sleeve


Today’s post is all about sewing on trend.

The Bell Sleeve Obsession.

V8840 DIY Dress with Pleated Bell Sleeves

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The 1 Hour DIY Maxi Dress

Sew Sisters

Today’s post is special for my new sewists!  If you’ve been struggling to get your start with learning how to read sewing patterns or you may get frustrated with all of the steps in preparation… maybe it’s time to try something a bit easier!

This has to be the easiest dress I’ve ever made.

This DIY maxi dress is something I made this time last year and at the time, I felt like it was just too simple to add to the blog.

Not that all sewing projects have to take hours to prep and construct… and let’s face it, not all DIY projects are extravagant with massive amounts of details.

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Transition Into Summer with FUR!

One fashion trend that got my attention earlier this year was the DIY Fur Vest.  I haven’t had the chance to rock mine yet and I don’t wanna wait until it cools back off again to give it a try!

Here’s a really quick post to show how I’ve transitioned my Fur Vest into my Pre-Summer wardrobe!

DIY Fur Vest

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Devil in a Blue [DIY] Dress!

It’s about that time… We’re getting into the Summer months and the weather in Texas is shouting out DRESS SEASON.  Bust out your TNT (tried – n – true) patterns and make something happen.

Enter… my summertime Blue [DIY] Dress

DIY V8840 Pattern Hack

This time around, I chose Vogue Pattern V8840, also seen HERE.

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