#MakeNine movement is getting stronger and stronger, and I think it is a fabulous way to visualize what it is that you want to make within this next year! This year I am aiming for a simplified, yet elegant, versatile “French” capsule wardrobe. I am not getting rid of all of my evening dresses and …
Recently at work we went through nomination process for Partner of the Quarter! One of my shift supervisors won this award and so it happens that all the birthday and other gifts I prepare for my team members – are handmade. Without long considerations I started wondering what should I make to celebrate the distinctive … Continue reading Pillow talk + origami pocket
Hello, sewcialists! Sewing is exciting, but can quickly get expensive if you count the price of the pattern, fabric and notions. I use each pattern at least twice, but I have couple of free patterns that I love using on a regular basis. Majority of free patterns are either very simple, or boxy, but this one … Continue reading My favorite FREE blouse pattern
Sewcialists, Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is off to a fabulous start, with bright new ideas and inspirations, and of course full of discounted fabric that you bought during Christmas shopping spree. Are you going to stash it? And forget about it? And won’t touch it? And save it for that special pattern? I … Continue reading Say “NO” to fabric stashing!
Happy news were received couple of months ago for all Starbucks partners, and some customers as well. Starbucks introduced NEW dress code! 20 years later and what used to be only black or white polo shirt can now be navy blue, black, white, grey and even stripes and small prints! So exciting, especially for those … Continue reading My NEW Starbucks wardrobe with FREE pattern
Having fun while creating is my ultimate goal! I purely believe that you won’t be able to create stunning work, whatever it is that you do, if you do not experience joy before the start of the process, during and at its very completion. It is hard to do, even with your most favorite things in … Continue reading Something new, something old, something borrowed! Floral stripes
December is a few days away and party season is officially ON! Last month of the year always turns out to be busy, therefore I like to be prepared way in a advance in a sense of: gifts, end of the year things to do and… my party dress. So, I don’t have an invitation yet to … Continue reading Party season is ON!
For multiple fashion seasons we have seen chic paired with comfy, glamour hidden underneath simplicity and vise versa. I have always enjoyed the innovation of the look, I have pinned many pictures on my Pinterest and finally I brought it to life in this new make! MY INSPIRATION COLLAGE FOR OVERSIZED SHAWL COAT see more … Continue reading Just Fab …and comfy! Another Project Runway sew-along
Project Runway season 15 is finally on and it is time to get back to sewing. Since last year I ran out of time to actually send a good casting portfolio for Project Runway, this year I am thinking to follow all Project Runway challenges and create garments accordingly in order to find my strong … Continue reading Project Runway sew-along!
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 … Continue reading Pendrell shirt and Moji skirt – hack it!