Little Basic Dress Contest 2020: First Place

WOW!!! My deep plum dress won first place in the PR Little Basic Dress contest!!! Gosh. I feel so honored that it got so many votes! I’m speechless. The sheath dress silhouette had so much versatility and I really enjoyed putting all the looks together. It makes me smile to think that half of them I modeled using a RTW […]

Patterns: Your Crazy is Showing

Somehow I have acquired almost 200 patterns.  When I say acquired I mean I went a little crazy. I admit it. The first step is to admit you have a problem. I do. It’s hard to resist a sale! Joanns and Hobby Lobby run sales so frequently- Butterick, McCalls and Kwik Sew go down to $1.99.  Vogue to $6.99. They […]

6 Month Sewing Anniversary

I have officially been sewing for 6 months today! I know it sounds cheesy that I’m keeping track, but I like to see my progress and reflect on it. I’m like that about life in general, so it’s natural that I would be doing this for my new hobby. When I started making masks back in June, I never thought […]

Back to my Roots

December 11, 2020: I just pulled together this blog in 2 days, trying to recap everything that has happened in the past six months! I just really wanted to document this experience and share my sewing journey since it has been so incredibly fulfilling in so many ways. After the Little Basic Dress contest ended I fell very ill for […]

It’s Showtime! LBD Submission

November 31st arrived, the final day of the contest. I had finished the dress the day before but by 3pm I was POOPED. The Viking asked me if I wanted to take pictures and I just couldn’t muster the energy. We decided to take the pics early before he left for work the next day. I didn’t go all out […]

Simplicity 1314- Little Basic Dress

Simplicity 1314 is a Cynthia Rowley pattern I found at Fabric Hut, a fabric store in Norfolk, VA. They had out of print patterns there and I picked it up. The girl on the front was wearing this dress with a faux-leather panel and I was completely intrigued by it. I thought about making this version for the contest but […]

Little Basic Dress Contest- Here we go again!

I was so high off my placing in the Wardrobe Contest that I decided to join the Little Basic Dress contest last minute. The contest ran from November 1-31. Wardrobe Contest ended the 15th, and I joined the LBD contest on the 17th, 2 days later. The whole thing I pulled together in a ridiculous amount of time. I am, […]

Wardrobe Contest 2020: Second Place

After I submitted my entry I anxiously waited for a week for the results. Did I really have a chance?! I finally revealed to my friends that I had been learning how to sew since June and showed them what I had created. I don’t know why I felt so secretive about it but I guess sometimes you just want […]

Wardrobe Contest Recap

I was chugging along with full speed ahead for a good month. Come October I made some changes to the plan. Like life things don’t always go as planned. Changes- Replace face mask accessory with polka dot/stripe scarf, headband, belt combo – I didn’t even bother talking about this because it was just such a simple piece. A piece of […]

McCalls M6996- Foil Ponte Jacket

And here we are! The final piece from the Wardrobe Contest. My floral ponte jacket. My absolute favorite thing I’ve sewn so far. My piece de resistance. I had mentioned that this jacket was one I had envisioned since July, even before I started sewing clothes.  The fabric swatch from Mood was part of the first swatch packet I ordered […]