Can you believe Fall is here and Winter is just around the corner? Bring on the layers, dark colors, jackets, coats and boots! I love fall weather and fall sewing! As I’ve stated many times, I created this blog as an online sewing diary but mainly to INSPIRE people around the world to cultivate their inner-creativity and embrace a D.I.Y way of life.
I started sewing at a very young age with no formal training. So I am a self-taught sewer who still has ALOT to learn when it comes to sewing. If you have a passion to begin sewing the most important thing to remember is NOT to be intimidated by the process. When I bought my first sewing machine about 8 years ago Youtube wasn’t even popular. Therefore, I didn’t have hundreds of videos at my fingertips showing me every little thing about sewing. I had to research and read a lot. It wasn’t until I got to college that I started more advanced heavy sewing. With all the parties and college events, I didn’t have money to buy new outfits all the time. Therefore, I started revamping existing pieces and sewing new ones. As I stated, I still have ALOT to learn when it comes to sewing so don’t let some of these projects fool you. Most of the time when I don’t know what I’m doing, I refer to Youtube. Professor Pincushion has helped me through quite a few projects. Sewing is amazingly therapeutic to me and I never get bored because the boundaries to what I can create are endless.
Below are 3 EASY jackets I’ve constructed. All of these jackets are great for a beginner/mid-level seamstress. As you can see, I made a Very Easy Vogue wrap coat, a Zara inspired simple trench coat, and a Burberry inspired shearling jacket. All fall approved!
Again, remember if you want to sew DON’T be intimidated. All sewing requires is a great amount of patience, as with all great things in life. YOU CAN DO IT!
READY, SET, SEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Birthday to me! Turning 25 has been very exciting! I recently made a post about my birthday outfit. Last year, a dress made from Vogue pattern 8766. The top to this outfit is from that same pattern. It is Look F, without the bottom. This year I wanted to make something classy, bold, interesting and something other than a dress!
So I kept searching, until I came across the “SKANT” on Pinterest. Which is basically a pant and skirt hybrid. Most of the time it looks like a skirt from the back and pants from the front or as if you are wearing pants with a matching skirt over top of them. This look was popular many years ago, however, it’s coming back around (as with all things fashion). Someone gave it a new name this time. LOL Anyway, the skant is slowly popping up and I loooove it!
The original outfit I decided to recreate is by Tokyo based designer Natsumi Zama. It was love at first sight when I saw these pants on Pinterest. I used McCall’s Pattern 6706 to make the pant and then I attached a square of fabric to the back and down the side. Constructing this was a bit of a challenge. I didn’t have the directions to my pants pattern and I had never sewn a fly front zipper. I had to go back several times to connect that square of fabric to my pants properly! However, thanks to Youtube, I think I did pretty well on the zipper and waistband. In the end I’m happy I challenged myself to make this outfit and I loooove the results. Pictures of the skant trend are below, along with my version!
I’m kind of late posting these pictures BUT I want to thank everyone that came to my “Sip & Shop.” This event took place in August and I invited all my friends and family to preview my boutiques clothing and accessories before it hit the website! I am a perfectionist and I like for things to go my way when I’m in charge of an event so executing this was definitely stressful at times! But my family truly helped me make this event a success. I love fashion, food, and music so that’s what this event was all about – eating, shopping, and having a good time. Check out my pictures from the event below!