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Neck Tie Pencil Dress

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love fall and making cool weather clothes.  If I could get away with wearing wool dresses and coats year round, I would.

Because I hadn’t made or worn a fitted dress in what seems like forever, I knew when I snagged

Mood DIY: Sewing a Plaid Skirt

Plaid is appealing for its geometric patterns, and they’re known to give off a sort of “official” look—in other words, plaids are great for the office or work! Its pattern is eye-catching and versatile, and the design fits right at home in the aesthetic of autumn, too. Whether you’re …

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 …


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 …

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 …