by hand London Victoria Blazer and Leila mixes prints

I'm slowly jumping on the by hand London love bandwagon and what a wagon! Don't know if you remember my Hawaiian Holly Jumpsuit! I can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear that thing into the ground. I've made two pairs of trousers with the Holly jumpsuit pants pattern and they're so delish! I … Continue reading by hand London Victoria Blazer and Leila mixes prints

Spring Trend: Sleepwear as Daywear

I can't tell you how much I can get behind this trend of wearing pajamas during the day and calling them day wear. Gucci, Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli- you have my attention! Check out this article written by sleepwear designer, Francesca Ruffini for Vogue Paris!   Mostly, I've seen daywear pajamas made in silk and … Continue reading Spring Trend: Sleepwear as Daywear

Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

First of all, how in the world is it already the end of Jungle January!?! I had so many plans, like every year I've participated. Last year I made up on a bunch of jungley clothes and barely posted them to IG! I was hoping to make more this year but c'est la vie! Let's … Continue reading Jungle January Bolero… with the help of Iconic Patterns

Frustrated…and thoughts on being self-taught

Working in bridal is a mixed bag for me. Most days I have clients coming in telling me and my boss how happy they are with the alterations and custom garments we make for them. What sadly sticks out are the people who come in demanding the moon. On one hand, I wish I could … Continue reading Frustrated…and thoughts on being self-taught

Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

Hello! Meet McCalls 6514. I've had this pattern in my stash for at least a year. Maybe more. I always thought I'd make the wide legged trousers but then one day I changed my mind, bought this silk jacquard from work and after a couple of days, I have animal print silk hammer pants! Oh … Continue reading Jungle January silk trousers, or How I Wore Hammer Pants and Liked it

His Girl Friday Jumpsuit

If you haven't seen the film, His Girl Friday, put it in the queue. It's such a fun one! I bought this stretch pinstripe suiting from work, knowing I wanted to make Ralph Pink's Luxe Jumpsuit. I'm loving everything pinstriped right now! I hit a snag when I got the fabric home and realized the … Continue reading His Girl Friday Jumpsuit

Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

I absolutely LOVE this dress. I cut and stitched it up in about 5 hours. The next day, I did a slight adjustment to the bodice (more on that below), and hemmed the sleeves and skirt. If I had been a good sewcialist, I would've googled the pattern, Vogue 8825, to find out that the … Continue reading Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress