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All About Sleeves

Sleeve designs can be a little bit intimidating. Drafting them is kind of a science on its own, and it’s hard to imagine what shape you need to start with if you have no prior experience with patterning them yourself; trial and error is usually inevitable, and if …

Velvet season

This fall has been all about velvet.  It’s amazing how a textile that’s been around forever can get a facelift in the form of a modern design.  My experience with velvet was a navy blue super stiff dress as a 7 year old.  All I remember was the sound it …

Mood DIY: Quick & Easy Flapper Costume

Halloween doesn’t need to just be monsters and ghouls! If you’re looking to dress up this year, but still look absolutely fabulous, you can’t go wrong with a period piece. Sure, flapper dresses have been pretty popular lately, but rather than getting the generic spaghetti strap sheath you can …

Trend Report: Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016
This week is the last for Fall Fashion Week, and we saw a few favorites and new head-turners as the event comes to a close! Trendy jackets and flowing garments were prime pieces of the show for Paris designers, and we had to share them here!


The perfect pencil skirt

If you’re like me and love a pencil skirt, then you know the perfect fabric is the makings of a great skirt. Must have a bit of stretch, must have a bit of weight,  must be able to hold it’s shape well and must make your butt look nice.

Trend Report: Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016

Trend Report: Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016
Milan Fashion Week for Fall 2016 had a lot of trends we’ve seen in previous weeks strutting down the walkway, from over-sized sleeves and color blocking to ruffles and plisse, but this week’s showcase still stepped out strong with a few new trends.
Box-Pleated Skirts
Box-pleated …

Pastel Silk Dress | Simplicity 8390 & Butterick B6350

Ok, lets discuss all this pepto bismol pink which is what I thought when It first came in the mail, but once you feel it and see how it moves all that goes out the window.  I believe being the mom to an almost two year old little girl that’s …

Trend Report: New York Fashion Week Fall 2016

Trend Report: NYFW Fall 2016

Eager to see a sneak peek of what’s coming for Spring 2017? New York Fashion Week’s got you covered. We have some new trends showing up as well as a few carrying over from the fall lineup, from graphic prints to daringly low collars, making for …

Trend Report: NYFW Fall Forecast | Spring 2017

New York Fashion Week is here! Starting tomorrow, designers will descend upon NYC with their Spring 2017 lines, showing off their innovative new looks and fabulous new silhouettes. That said, we’ve put together a few trends from this past year that we hope to see more of this week. Certain …

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Trend Report: Back-to-School Styles

Classes are back in session soon, and what better way to combat the early mornings and long days of studying than to look good doing it? One of the best pick-me-ups during school (especially if I was running late!) was knowing I looked great. It’s true when …