Monday, December 4, 2017

{Handmade Holiday} Tour

Christmas is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year for SO many reasons...one of which is the decorating. For some reason decorating for Christmas really gets me into the spirit and remembering what it is all about!!! I recently purchased a new saw for myself and put it to use right away, so I had quite the scrap selection of wood to choose from, so I decided to throw together a few easy Christmas decorations.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

{Oakley Vest} from Love Notions

So, over the last year or two maybe, I feel like I have been a Pinterest SNOB! I just LOVE to browse what is trendy and current, and apply that to my own wardrobe by using patterns that I already have. It's so super fun to create your own stye like that, isn't it?!? This is the biggest reason why I love to use Love Notions patterns...she just makes it so easy because she keeps on creating such "on trend" patterns. The Oakley Vest that released today is definitely no exception either!!!!


Friday, November 10, 2017

{Riviera Raglan} from New Horizion Designs

Ok y'all....I am such a sucker for a Raglan these days...as well as hoodies as I mentioned in my last post 😜 So naturally we would just merge those together, correct?!? Hahaha. So, when I came across the Riviera Raglan, I knew it was something that I just had to fit into my wardrobe.

I've seen the tunic sweaters seem to be on trend this year, so when I saw my gorgeous floral hacci from Sly Fox fabrics, I was just too curious about how it would work and decided to cut into it. I used a nice contrasting charcoal hacci for the sleeves and lining of the hood. Both were a real nice weight... as to keep me warm yet not too hot if Texas decided to be bipolar on us!!!


Monday, November 6, 2017

{Sloane} Tour

I am super excited to be sharing about the Sloane Sweater today because it is a LONG time coming. I had never even sewn up a Sloane until just recently because it was one of Tami's first patterns and not available in her 'now' extended-sizing range...which ironically enough I am now in a smaller size and no longer need the XXXL, lol. You may have seen recently that she updated the pattern to not only offer extended sizing, but she has also included a few add-on's to it as well!!!!! It was an AMAZING re-release of the pattern and sure has been a hit. To celebrate, we are making it even BETTER this week and giving you a whole tour dedicated to hacks and various versions of this super versatile pattern!


Friday, September 22, 2017

{Forte Top & Dress} from Love Notions

My gracious...this last month has sure been super trying for me. As most of you know, I am in Texas and unfortunately we are located near where all the flooding around the Houston area occurred. Thankfully we were blessed and our home stayed safe and dry...our neighborhood was an island and we couldn't get out for a number of days due to the flooding around us, but I just have to say that we really, truly were SO lucky! During the storm I also suffered with some major dental issues and was unable to see a dentist for quite some time...it was quite miserable, but thankfully because of the flooding my hubby was able to stay home and take care of me and the kiddos!!!! Anywho, it seems as though it's been ages since I have had a chance to sew, but I am SO GLAD that I was able to hop back into the saddle with this new pattern release from Tami at Love Notions!!!!!



Thursday, August 10, 2017

{Bayside/Portlander Skort Hack} New Horizon Patterns

So, I kind of have this problem...I LOVE dresses and skirts, but HATE wearing them. Two words "CHUB RUB". There, I said it! Being a plus-sized gal, I really struggle with my thighs rubbing together making it super uncomfortable to wear skirts and dresses for an extended period of time...and let's face it...it is SO hot right now in Texas so that last thing that I want to do is wear my Spanx. NO THANK YOU!!! So as I tried to figure out a compromise, it kind of slapped me in the face as I thought to just make a skort....DUH...why didn't I think of that sooner!


Monday, July 31, 2017

{Studio Jumpsuit} from Sew Straight Pattern Co.

ACK!! I am SO super excited to share this gem with you FINALLY!!!! Terri has been super HUSH HUSH with the details of this pattern, but the cat is finally out of the bag, and let me tell you...it's something you are going to want to grab now!!!! The Studio Jumpsuit from Sew Straight & Gather Patterns.