This week The Monthly Stitch collective is encouraging us to try new Indie Pattern Designers in order to discover new and interesting perspectives on modern dressmaking. I have been looking at Style Arc for quite some time, but for some reason the cartoon models always made me feel unsure about their patterns. Something subconscious I … Continue reading Barb Pants are new to me! For IPM
Discovery and wisdom of the past month: “Change in location will change your wardrobe”. And who would of thought that summer in TN is so rainy? Which in itself is a wonderful thing, and of course needs additional time for sewing. Long sleeves are getting back into my summer wardrobe and what could be nicer … Continue reading In need of a summer jacket!!!
Hello, hello wonderful! How is that fabric stash going? Any progress on your scrap fabric bin? Today I am sharing my latest obsession ( I have made 4 of these in 1 day) to reduce your stash and put those precious pretty remnants in wonderful use, and to make pretty Valentine’s day or Mothers day … Continue reading Pretty cosmetic bags – free Burda Style tutorial
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
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
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, … Continue reading Day 19 of #MMMay – back to work, back to reality
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 … Continue reading Day 18 of #MMMay’16 – floral dress with FREE pattern
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 … Continue reading Day 17 of #MMMay’16 – FREE blouse pattern for work uniform
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 … Continue reading Day 15 of #MMMay with FREE blouse and skirt pattern
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 … Continue reading Day 14 of #MMMay’16 – a bit of sparkles!