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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 …

Fall 2016 Fashion Week Summary

Fall Fashion Week has come to a close for this season! From cut-out styles to moto jackets, the line-up ranged from chic and edgy. Here are some of the most prominent trends to take away from this season.
There were plenty of fabrics that popped up all over the …

Awesome Costumes from NYCC 2016 and How to Make Them

1Another New York Comic Con has come and gone, and with it thousands of costumes. We saw 8′ worbla robots, metallic foil bodysuits, and enormous wings! The time, energy and talent that goes into creating the cosplays seen at NYCC this year was truly monumental. For those of you …


The moment I woke up and the temps were in the 50′s, I immediately started thinking fall and remembered how much I love neoprene and structure.  So enters this royal blue and white neoprene.  If you aren’t familiar with neoprene, it’s a stretch scuba material that doesn’t …

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!


Velvet Pumpkin DIY

Velvet Pumpkins DIY
Velvet pumpkins are a Halloween craft I recently fell in love with, and while I’m tempted to buy them at stores every time I see them, I wanted to see if I could make them myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they’re very easy to …

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 …

Faux Suede Skirt

Faux Suede Skirt
Fall runways have been loaded with garments and fabrics of faux suede, and seeing as I loved the fabric even before its shine in the spotlight, I wanted to take the chance to make a suede skirt—another popular item on the runway—for the coming season.

Faux suede is …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Easy Faux Fur Vest

I always like dressing comfortably. So when something on trend is also great to wear all day, I am in love. Cue fur vests!
Vests and shawls are my go to garments for fall; layering is always a good idea when the weather is constantly changing. So when giant fur …