Hey y’all! Today’s post is about a simple but sweet (“Berry Sweet!”) sew! As a little girl growing up in the 80s, I had an obsession with Strawberry Shortcake. I had the dolls, the play sets, the bedsheets, watched the cartoons… Well, among my SS collection, I remember I used to have a Huckleberry Pie… Continue reading Still That Little 80s Girl….
Are any of you out there Christy Dawn fans? I love (LOVE!) their style and want to own every single dress I see on their website. However, since I favor both my arm and my leg, being able to buy one at any time is not always a viable option for me, unfortunately. So then,… Continue reading When You Can’t Afford It, Sew It!
Hello! I’m happy to say that I’ve had some free time this week so I spent it sitting at my machine! It feels good to get back into the sewing groove again. These past weeks have been busy, busy, busy! Now that the kids are back in school I have a little bit of Me… Continue reading Make it Mini: Pontoon Dress Revisited
Good morning! Just wanted to prove that I'm still here and I'm still alive and kicking. Hiiiiii! I have very much been meaning to get back to my beloved sewing machine. I just haven't had much free time to set aside to really get into the sewing groove. A few things keeping me occupied as… Continue reading I’m Still Here!
Hey groovy kids! I'm back with another Sweet Sew! This time around, I wanted to make this dress from a very cute looking vintage pattern called the "Style 4002." I don't remember if I got this from Etsy or eBay, but when I saw it I just knew it would make a great little 60s/70s-inspired… Continue reading Style 4002: A Mod Floral Mini Dress
Hi Peeps! Today’s post will focus on the sweetest little wrap dress: the Hannah Dress from By Hand London. To start things off, this will be my second BHL dress to sew. Here is my first one, the Tamzin Dress (blog post for this dress can be found here). Knowing what a pleasant experience I… Continue reading By Hand London: Hannah Dress
Hey all! I’m super excited to share my most current make, the Simplicity 8505 (originally issued as Simplicity 5315 and first debuted in 1972). This pattern makes the most gorgeous 70’s caftan! As a kid, I grew up watching Three’s Company because it was one of my dad’s favorite sitcoms. Thankfully, all the “suggestive innuendo”… Continue reading Mrs. Roper Approved: Simplicity 8505 Vintage Caftan
Hello! How are you all today? Anybody do any fun sewing this weekend? It was Father's Day for us yesterday, so no fun sewing for me, but plenty of fun had celebrating the Hubs being the father of my children! My Hubby of 15 years and two kids later. Can't help but love him... Anyhoo,… Continue reading DIY Sewing Machine Cover (And Why It’s Probably Not a Good Idea to Watch TV While Sewing)
Hi lovelies! I’ve got a great piece of vintage fashion (and tutorial!) for you today. I came across an old pin that I had saved a long time ago on Pinterest for a vintage top called the Jiffy Wrap Blouse. Ever heard of it? The image I found on Pinterest was taken from an old… Continue reading Vintage Jiffy Wrap Blouse
Hello! I took a little break from dress sewing and decided to sew a new top. You may think that because I mainly sew dresses that I wear them all the time, but the truth is, I'm really more of a casual, comfy-cozy kind of dresser, especially since the pandemic started. For the most part,… Continue reading NEWLOOK 6438: Drop Sleeve Wrap Top