i designed my own fabric!

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Blue Marble Fabric | Spoonflower

 I can't believe I'm saying this but... I designed my own fabric! No, I haven't struck a deal with a fabric mill. But with Spoonflower, I didn't need to. This isn't a partnership or sponsored post, but rather just me sharing my experience.

Sewing is more than just a hobby for me. While I'm not one to be obsessed with a side hustle I'd be lying if I said I didn't ever dream about it being my career somehow/someway. But I also don't intend on leaving real estate anytime soon either. So what better way to dip my toes in the water by trying something fun and different?

While I don't consider myself an artist or a graphic designer, I do know my way around photoshop. I've long considered trying out uploading my own designs on Spoonflower and decided to just try it.

The results? SO. FUN! These swirly/colorful patterns are trending so I figured "why can't I make one"? I have three videos for you to check out:

As you can see in my videos – I made the Swim Style Celeste swim bottoms and drafted my own one shoulder top. What I love about Spoonflowers Sport Lyrca is the thickness. I've used it a few times before and each time the print has held up well in the wash and in the pool. I don't go in the ocean so I can't confirm how well it works in saltwater. But if it does fine in chlorine... I can only assume it would be okay! 

As always, let me know if you have any questions on doing this yourself, and I'd be happy to point you in the right direction. 

what i made: VikiSews Sylvie Dress

Friday, January 21, 2022


Whew, my first make of 2022 took a hot minute! I guess I've been selecting quicker projects as of late. This dress wasn't particularly hard but I just feel like it had a billion steps. Lots of tiny pleats, the collar, the sleeves on the cuffs... you'll want to set aside some time for this one. But look how pretty it is! I didn't photograph it well but I used tiny little pearl buttons on the cuff which adds just a tiny bit of flair. ;) 

VikiSews Sylvie | Mood Fabric Moss Polyester Satin | Video

what i made: closet core fiore skirt

Tuesday, December 21, 2021


Introducing my last sewing project for 2021! Fabric is from Blackbird Fabrics (tencel blend in spice, sold out), sewing pattern is the Fiore by Closet Core! I've now made two of these skirts and would love to make more. I think it's a great wardrobe staple that is perfect for work. 

My new two projects; Sylvie by Vikisews, Balloon Wool Dress by Sister Magazine... just waiting for my order from Mood Fabrics to arrive! 

What I Made | Tint of Mint Nora Top & Zoe Trouser

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


Made a little set for a relaxing Palm Springs trip.

Nora Top Pattern | Zoe Trousers Pattern |

DIY Lace Collared Blouse | Sezane Inspired

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Yup, I actually filmed another DIY tutorial! And yup, it's over on TikTok! I saw this Sezane blouse that my friend Leah bought and couldn't stop obsessing over it. So I made it with some lace from Amazon... I actually had some trouble finding lace eyelet trim that I liked. Really, I think any blouse that has topstitching that you can get under to remove the collar will work. I used just an old silk Zara blouse that needed some love.

Liberty London Floral Dress

Monday, August 30, 2021


Introducing the most expensive fabric I've ever purchased. I already showed this over on TikTok which resulted in many comments stating how they could get this fabric at their local store for $3 a yard. But, I paid $80 a yard for this silk print fabric! Totally worth it. Sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, right? Here is the video of my sewing this dress. The pattern is a variation of this old dress that I drafted forever ago. 

What I Made: ariana grande x selkie inspired dress

Friday, February 19, 2021

 You guys... I did it. I made the bubblegum pop princess dress of my dreams. I was always one of those girls in a frilly dresses growing up so it's only fitting I continue this trend. This dress is a hybrid of the Selkie puff dress and Ariana Grande's sweetener era dress. Self drafted, too! I'll be doing a YouTube tutorial on how I made these removable puff sleeves. No really, I will. I have it edited, just need to do the voice over!

Really, you just need a crap ton of poly organza to make this dress. I used about 5 yards. Mostly, for the puff skirt. That alone was about 4 yards just gathered to my underbust measurement. The top was super easy, just two darts on the bust. Anyway, you know I made a TikTok.

Also wearing my ShopCholla iridescent corazons that I can't believe I snagged. Anyway....enjoy this ridiculous post!

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