Pendrell shirt and Moji skirt – hack it!

Modifying and “hacking” sewing patterns comes to me naturally: the are so many ideas and not enough patterns, and the best way creating something unusual is to mix and match, and add a bit of your own twist. At the very beginning of Indie Pattern Month I invested into Pendrell blouse and Moji pants pattern. I…

Moji pants – make them TWICE!

I could probably write a book about my trials and errors in pant making. I really don’t think that any other sewn garment made me that upset while making and this happy when I am done with it… and it actually fits!!! Those who have tried their best at making pants will understand. Fit, grain,…

Indie pattern month – NEW TO ME

Good afternoon, sewing society! This is my first time participating in Indie Pattern Month and I should say that it is ALL new to me. I have never sewn with Indie Patterns, maybe except those that I could download from Internet for free. In all honesty, I was always a huge fan of Burda Style…

Day 22 of #MMMay’16 – color blocked

Behind and playing catch up with #MMMay’16. Day 22 is here with simple color blocked kimono blouse made out of remnant piece of floral denim-style poplin and silver-grey shirting fabric. It is simple and comfy, perfect for day on the go! My sewing and wearing MeMadeMay’16 journey on Instagram, Pinterest and Bloglovin Pattern: for the top…

Day 21 of #MMMay’16 – DIY simple gathered skirt

Day 21 of #MMMay16 is filled with simplicity of clean silhouettes and  straight forward patterns. This satin top is one of my first makes from 2 years ago, however this skirt was made just a day before this picture was taken. It is an easy make and will make anyone happy with the outcome – read below for gathered skirt…

Day 20 of #MMMay’16 – a POP of color!

Once in a while I need a bright pop of color in my life. Day 20 of #MMMay16 is ORANGE . It is positive, cheerful, high energy and a bright color that instantly lifts up your mood! I found this fabric some time ago at Jo-Ann’s and made this simple long sleeve shirt/top. I think that it…

Day 19 of #MMMay – back to work, back to reality

Make this work outfit with 2 FREE patterns! Since we don’t really use the coat closet in our apartment, I have taken over it and put all my sorted work clothing in there. Although I can wear tan and khaki for the bottoms, I have to be very careful with how I plan my days,…

Day 18 of #MMMay’16 – floral dress with FREE pattern

Make this stylish floral shift dress with FREE pattern! I think I am reaching the point where I have more dresses in my wardrobe than I can possibly wear, I should STOP but I CAN’T🙂 No wonder, with this free pattern, a yard and a half of fabric and about 2 hours of your time –…

Day 17 of #MMMay’16 – FREE blouse pattern for work uniform

It is Saturday and I am 5 days behind on my #MMMay reporting. I got all my pictures and now I need to make sure that I document each post. So here I go, jumping on a writing journey for next couple of hours. Continuing third week of my training! A lot of interesting new things, new…

Day 16 of #MMMay with Flower Power

I love this time of the year in Vegas: it is warm enough to wear something light, but not hot enough so that all you want is to hide in a room with AC. Day 16 of #MMMay16 is filled with floral accents on my top and in the photo backgrounds! Lovely sleeveless top drafted…

Day 15 of #MMMay with FREE blouse and skirt pattern

We are half-way through #MMMay16 and this post comes with a bonus: 2 FREE patterns that can be made into this wonderful ensemble! Top pattern is breezy kimono blouse and bottom is a classic pencil skirt, with a slit in the middle. Read one for pattern links and all details about Day 15 of Me Made…

Day 14 of #MMMay’16 – a bit of sparkles!

Day 14 of #MMMay’16 comes with a revelation: the simpler the pattern the more you can go all out with the fabric. Especially when your fabric is sequined or embroidered, with eyelets or some sort of other applique! I have found myself in the past choosing busy patterns and even busier fabrics and ending up…