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

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Show and Tell: Animal print pencil skirt

I drafted this skirt at the same time as the sweater knit pencil skirt suit (yet to be blogged) and honestly, it's the easiest thing in the world! I used my own measurements and took out an an and a half to accommodate the stretch in the twill, inserted an invisible zipper, a a waist … Continue reading Show and Tell: Animal print pencil skirt

It’s a comfy jungle out there!

  I'm going for super comfy this winter with this rayon knit animal print skirt. I draped it on my new dress form, giving a straight front and a gathered back along with a wide knit waist band. I finished the hem by serging the raw edges and turning it up 1/2" and doing a … Continue reading It’s a comfy jungle out there!

Me-Made-May and my Mini Mission Maxi

That was a LOT of M's! It must be May! You may remember the "not a Mission Maxi" I made several months ago...I love this pattern. It's quick and easy to fit! For this second version, I did take it in around the hips because my first one, while a great fit, is a little … Continue reading Me-Made-May and my Mini Mission Maxi