Monday, July 21, 2014

recent purchases: alder sewing patter

When Jen over at Grainline Studio dropped hints about releasing a new dress pattern on her instagram I was super excited. So the second she made the Alder shirtdress pattern available I went ahead and bought it. The version shown here is View B, which I'm super excited to make! I just finished editing the video of my next DIY and I'm just waiting on music at this point, so hopefully I can get started on this dress soon.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Madewell tee & Mikkat Market skirt

Black highwaisted skirts and greenery. I like to hang out by vine covered walls because they are pretty. Did any of you catch my webinar with BurdaStyle? Now that I've completed that project I'm gonna start on my next DIY for this all like video DIYs right? They are a lot of work but I always enjoy the outcome. Talk with you all soon!

Monday, July 7, 2014

crew neck

Wearing my new StyleSaint crew neck's so soft~ I was excited to see the quality of the StyleSaint line, especially since the site started as an online community. Love a great price point too, I need more easy going pieces in my wardrobe and this will be a great piece to throw on and go!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

diy romper with burdastyle

As you know, one of my favorite sewing websites is BurdaStyle. I was beyond thrilled when the team reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a webinar with them! I of course said yes. The topic of my webinar is "How to Sew New Life Into Your Old Clothes" !!!

Specifically, I will show you how to turn a maxi dress into a romper! I will speak live over a presentation for about an hour. If you are interested in this tutorial, you can buy it over at BurdaStyle for $19.99. I've never done a voice over video so I guess now everyone will get to hear my voice! The webinar will be live on July 7th, at 8:00 AM PST time. See you then!!!

Monday, June 30, 2014


Nasty Gal top, Levi jean shorts, Monica Vinader bracelet, Steve Madden boots, Mac Riri Woo lipstick

Creeping along in someones alleyway is always interesting. You never know if they are gonna pop out and give you weird looks of, "what are you doing can you please leave." We made it through this time.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Le Petit Théâtre Dior

When I was younger I would always try and tape miniature outfits together for my Barbies. I also loved the movie Thumbelina and most certainly wished that I could shrink down to her size and live in a world where everything else was doll sized. Which leads us here, one of my favorite parts of the internet. I love seeing behind the scenes action of sewing which is part of what turned me to blogging, so when I came across the Le Petit Théâtre Dior videos last night my heart was singing. The amount of work that went into the life size gown was unbelievable enough, but to see it replicated for a miniature dress form in such detail is jaw dropping. Here's to hoping you enjoy this little video as much as I did!

Monday, June 23, 2014

summer basics

Madewell top, BDG jean shorts (similar), Target purse, H&M boots

Here are some of my favorite basic pieces for summer. They've been in high rotation as of lately. Easy to throw on, also can easily be dressed up or down. Stole these boots from my sister and now I might have to get myself a pair.