A Butterfly Southport Dress

A Butterfly Southport Dress

I am generally really resistant to anything resembling a peasant blouse or bloused pattern. Due to my hour glass figure I can often look dumpy when I loose the shape of my waist. I generally prefer a tailored fit. However, since I’ve begun sewing I have discovered that when I am in control of the … Continue reading

Me Made May 2015 – My First Year!

Me Made May 2015 – My First Year!

My first Me Made May outfit! This is the year people! The year I join in for Me Made May. I have known about Me Made May since I began blogging, but have never felt that I had enough day to day clothing to participate. When I first began sewing I, like many others, didn’t … Continue reading

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2015 – March

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2015 – March

March was a fun month for me. I’ve heard that some people who sew don’t enjoy the planning and the hunt for the right fabric, but I’ve never met one. Personally, it’s one of my favorite parts, the beginning of a great adventure. I also love the end when you have the finished garment to … Continue reading

Navy Blue Bonnie Blouse

Navy Blue Bonnie Blouse

I want to start by saying I LOVE this pattern. It really makes me want to sew more Bluegingerdoll Patterns. Which is good because I own the Violet dress and the Betsy skirt patterns as well. I’m discovering that I really like to use patterns that cater to my bust size. I try to minimize … Continue reading

An Ode To Spring: A Linen Ginger Skirt

An Ode To Spring: A Linen Ginger Skirt

I’m working on building a TNT collection of basic skirt shapes, so far I have the Mabel, Gertie’s Pencil Skirt Pattern, and now the Colette Pattern’s Ginger. I held off on making the Ginger for a while (obviously, seeing as this pattern is years old) due to its high waisted skirt. When I was in high school … Continue reading

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2105 – February

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2105 – February

This month’s Wardrobe Architect Challenge was all about cleaning out your closet. Analyzing what was benefitting your overall wardrobe and what was dragging it down. I must admit, I kinda enjoy going through my closet and removing unwanted items. There were many times in my youth were I was forced to be detached from my … Continue reading

The Pencil Skirt Saga

The Pencil Skirt Saga

This skirt is part of my pencil skirt saga.  I have been searching for the right pencil skirt pattern since I began sewing. I thought that I had found it once, but it turns out that it only worked for fabrics with extreme amounts of stretch. I wanted something simple and sleek that would work … Continue reading