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I held onto this pattern for almost a month before cutting into it. Most of the time I can't wait, but I accidentally ordered the wrong kit from Madalynnes shop. I ordered a kit for 8436, which is gorgeous but I realllly wanted to make a strapless bra. I wasn't sure I had all the right fabrics but yesterday I finally said "oh well" and cut into it. I can safely say that everything worked out! I did have to run to the store to get boning.


It's not the most perfect stitching, but I still love it! The only issue is that it is a tad too small in the cup, still wearable. I have enough fabric to cut and sew another. I really loved this bra, can't wait to make a ton of them!

madalynne x simplicity 8437 strapless bra

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I held onto this pattern for almost a month before cutting into it. Most of the time I can't wait, but I accidentally ordered the wrong kit from Madalynnes shop. I ordered a kit for 8436, which is gorgeous but I realllly wanted to make a strapless bra. I wasn't sure I had all the right fabrics but yesterday I finally said "oh well" and cut into it. I can safely say that everything worked out! I did have to run to the store to get boning.


It's not the most perfect stitching, but I still love it! The only issue is that it is a tad too small in the cup, still wearable. I have enough fabric to cut and sew another. I really loved this bra, can't wait to make a ton of them!

I've always enjoyed doing my own nails and have long lusted over 3D Japanese styles. As time has gone on I've searched for more ways to spruce up a manicure and figured it was time do try some negative space. I have my own gel nail kit and wow, that was one of the best purchases. Not as relaxing as having someone else do your manicure, but it has saved me a lot of money! Both polishes are from Born Pretty, you can get the blue shade here (color 006) & the gray here (color 001). The blue was opaque in just one coat, the gray needed two.

negative space manicure

Monday, July 24, 2017

I've always enjoyed doing my own nails and have long lusted over 3D Japanese styles. As time has gone on I've searched for more ways to spruce up a manicure and figured it was time do try some negative space. I have my own gel nail kit and wow, that was one of the best purchases. Not as relaxing as having someone else do your manicure, but it has saved me a lot of money! Both polishes are from Born Pretty, you can get the blue shade here (color 006) & the gray here (color 001). The blue was opaque in just one coat, the gray needed two.

Every year we venture into Downtown to check out the Comic Con shenanigans. I've gotten passes off craigslist before and roamed around the conventions main floor but the past couple years have been more enjoyable to just catch a little bit of the craziness. This requires flat shoes! I love that white sneakers are "in" because I feel like I can pair them with anything, including this Tobi skirt. Got a bite to eat at the Neighborhood and then ventured to the History Channels VIKINGS event which ended up being slightly lackluster. We left before they lit the boat on fire, which unsurprisingly was behind schedule. Still had a great time walking around though! 




t shirt + suede tie skirt

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Every year we venture into Downtown to check out the Comic Con shenanigans. I've gotten passes off craigslist before and roamed around the conventions main floor but the past couple years have been more enjoyable to just catch a little bit of the craziness. This requires flat shoes! I love that white sneakers are "in" because I feel like I can pair them with anything, including this Tobi skirt. Got a bite to eat at the Neighborhood and then ventured to the History Channels VIKINGS event which ended up being slightly lackluster. We left before they lit the boat on fire, which unsurprisingly was behind schedule. Still had a great time walking around though! 





Swing dresses are perfect for summer time. Easy to dress up, and comfortable enough to lounge in when you get home. This pretty blue number is from Tobi. Tossed on my denim jacket and rose gold watch which have been my go-to items as of late.

blue hues

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Swing dresses are perfect for summer time. Easy to dress up, and comfortable enough to lounge in when you get home. This pretty blue number is from Tobi. Tossed on my denim jacket and rose gold watch which have been my go-to items as of late.



I love poppin' onto a site that I haven't seen in awhile, and magically it's sale time! Lots of items up on NeedSupply at the moment. I don't share sales that often but I thought this one was pretty good! Ringing up at $20.99, this black dress is my favorite. Shop below!

Under $30




6 needsupply sale favorites under $30

Thursday, July 13, 2017



I love poppin' onto a site that I haven't seen in awhile, and magically it's sale time! Lots of items up on NeedSupply at the moment. I don't share sales that often but I thought this one was pretty good! Ringing up at $20.99, this black dress is my favorite. Shop below!

Under $30





Picked up this floral dress from a local store that goes by the name Closet Signature. Now, if you are from San Diego I'm sure you remember this store. We used to stop by this store in Point Loma after school and just window shop before going home in middle school, so buying a dress from there felt almost nostalgic. Not everything they carry is my style, but I couldn't say no to this floral wrap piece. I couldn't find the dress online, but I did find a romper in the same fabric! 





floral + denim

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Picked up this floral dress from a local store that goes by the name Closet Signature. Now, if you are from San Diego I'm sure you remember this store. We used to stop by this store in Point Loma after school and just window shop before going home in middle school, so buying a dress from there felt almost nostalgic. Not everything they carry is my style, but I couldn't say no to this floral wrap piece. I couldn't find the dress online, but I did find a romper in the same fabric! 






Whipped up some bathing suit bottoms in this beautiful fabric that I found at a local store here in San Diego, Yardage Town. I was very sad to hear that they don't know of the manufacturer of this swim fabric! I also made a one piece that you have seen time and time again, but more on that later.

I am also happy to report that I made a leap in skill level when attaching elastic. I haven't had this much success before! I just evenly stretched the elastic when attaching, and then topstitched ensuring not to stretch the fabric. This means that the elastic cannot be crazy tight on the opening that you attach it to, which some patterns call for. I find this method eliminates the crazy lettuce edge that often plagues home made swim pieces. Can't wait to show you the one piece, as well as the top that accompanies these bottoms!












what i made | watercolor floral bathing suit bottoms

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Whipped up some bathing suit bottoms in this beautiful fabric that I found at a local store here in San Diego, Yardage Town. I was very sad to hear that they don't know of the manufacturer of this swim fabric! I also made a one piece that you have seen time and time again, but more on that later.

I am also happy to report that I made a leap in skill level when attaching elastic. I haven't had this much success before! I just evenly stretched the elastic when attaching, and then topstitched ensuring not to stretch the fabric. This means that the elastic cannot be crazy tight on the opening that you attach it to, which some patterns call for. I find this method eliminates the crazy lettuce edge that often plagues home made swim pieces. Can't wait to show you the one piece, as well as the top that accompanies these bottoms!












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