Fall Fashion 2015 Sewing Ideas: The tie neck silk dress

Fluttery tie neck dresses are popular this fall. Why not make your own? Above is an example of a sewing pattern and fabric combo to achieve this popular style. Elasticated waist, tie neck Burdastyle dress pattern. Jason Wu silk georgette from Mood Now if I could only find this Saint Laurent dress in a pattern……I’m […]

Sew A Burgundy Military Coat. Fall Fashion 2015

It’s still in the late 90’s here in California, but I’m dreaming about Fall coats, anyway. I may never make one, but if I were to sew a coat this year, I’d make a burgundy military coat.Inspiration: Burberry military coat Fabric. Oxblood tweed wool suiting from Mood Pattern  choice: Pauline Alice Quart Coat  

Old Gypsy Photos & Gypsy, Flamenco Pattern Picks

Flamenco dancers

Whatever your feelings regarding Romani or Gypsy people may or may not be, there is no doubt that over the years they have been a big influence on design.  Their nomadic lifestyle, tendency to live outside of society’s rules, and traditions of dance and music, inspire designers, artists, and musicians.  In this post, I’ll share […]

DIY Side Stripe Boyfriend Jean

 I saw some ‘boyfriend’ jeans with a side stripe sort of like these……but I wasn’t so crazy about those huge holes. Maybe if I was 18 I would wear them. But not at my age. Luckily knowing how to sew means you can interpret trends to fit your own style and also be appropriate to […]