the perfect striped shirt dress

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Just sharing this adorable shirt dress that I saw while browsing & Other Stories. To buy or to sew.... always a dilemma of mine.


diy faux fur cardigan

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Who even am I?? Two DIY tutorials in one month?? I'll be honest, I'm not sure I can keep this up but I'm gonna try. They are quite enjoyable to create. I saw this fabric in the store and immediately knew what I wanted to make with it. For a faux it's incredibly soft and has a really nice backing to it as well. Not gonna lie, I really want to use my scraps to make a pillow and I might just do that. Especially with the fact that Joanns has it listed as a perfect projects for pillows... Anyways, check it out and of course as usual, ask if you have any questions!

+ A.P.C. Purse |
+ Target Shirt |
+ Madewell Jeans |
+ Madewell Sunglasses |
+ Aldo Boots |


favorite things: a new planner

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I know I'm not alone when I say that one of my favorite things of the new year is getting a new planner. It's the little things that count, right? I came dangerously close to purchasing the pink version of this planner when I saw it at my local Pigment store, but decided to wait for some odd reason. I ended up with the blue one above and still find my self staring at the pink version when I walk past it.  Although I will say the gold foiling on the front of this planner is so beautiful! If only I could draw that beautifully. Oh well. There is always next year!


silver charmeuse marlborough

Thursday, January 12, 2017

I have been dying to make this bra in a charmeuse fabric and bought one of the new kits that Tailor Made Shop put up recently. Duoplex was an alright experience, I simply just do not love the fabric as much as this charmeuse. I also found the charmeuse an easier fabric to work with over duoplex and find the fit of this bra better than the duoplex. Don't worry, I have two new sewing patterns that I'm going to use to mix up the content here as well as a new DIY tutorial. I even have the fabric purchased so hopefully that will be up soon!

I never knew that I would enjoy bra making so much. I feel ready to venture into the Boylston bra next, which requires some foam (eeeek!). Before that happens, I would love to try the Alexandria Peg Trousers. Definitely a staple missing from my current wardrobe. Just need to find the perfect black fabric...


DIY Circle Sleeve Tutorial

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year!! I am surprising myself by making the first post of the year a new video DIY! This one is very simple, if you know how to make a circle skirt then this will serve you more as a DIY idea versus a tutorial. A lot of the tutorials I come up with are rather simple, which is why I often never get around to making them. But it seems that a lot of people like the more simple videos so I'm going to just try it and go for it this year. Blogging related resolutions are always something you should expect to see here haha! Hope you enjoy this one!


jen atkin x chloe + isabel

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Having long hair means I have to often tie it up for work & sewing. I've been looking for different ways to wear my hair up and seem to have finally mastered an inverted french braid in addition to the regular version. I love wearing my hair down so I'm searching for ways to love my hair just as much when its up! Sharing my favorites from the Jen Atkin x Chloe + Isabel collection. Can't wait to see the next collection!


the hagen skirt

Monday, December 19, 2016

hagen salme a-line skirt
hagen salme a-line skirt
hagen salme a-line skirt

Over the weekend I went downtown with my friend Paulina from Lil Bits Of Chic to shoot some blog photos! Trying to branch out in locations to add some variety to this blog. A quick stop for coffee and a stroll around downtown? Sounds good to me. However, this spoiled San Diegan was freezing in the low 50 degree weather (brrrrrr)~ The two of us made it work and you can see the blog photos I took for her on this blog post!

I'm always on the hunt for an a-line skirt. While this skirt is close to the a-line that I drafted quite some time ago, it's shape is just a little bit more refined. The pattern has two options for pockets that I ended up going without, but I'm dreaming up another skirt as we speak featuring more detail than this version. Contemplating making the next iteration an inch or two higher on the waist.

On the Salme blog there is a sew along which I always enjoy. The pattern instructions were in a different order, so just make sure you stick with one or the other when sewing. I cut my facings wrong so I had to go without them but the skirt still fit great without them!

I ordered the materials for this project from Mood & I'm very happy that I did. The main fabric is a moss/off-white solid tweed with a terracotta lining. The lining is my favorite! My next version with pockets may have to be in terracotta...

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