I just wanted to start out by saying that I love Maxi dresses, and so when Maximize May was thrown around as a feature I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. Maxi dresses are so versatile, great for layering all year round and always make me feel classy with all that pretty fabric swishing around my legs.
I opted to make the Isabelle Dress by Made for Mermaids. I do love a good wrap dress and was excited to give it a go. I love this dress. It’s perfect for adding a little bit of sexy to your wardrobe without being too immodest. As a naturally clumsy person who trips over her own feet walking along, I like the tulip style skirt that means I don’t catch myself on the hemline walking along, and whilst you wouldn’t realise it from pictures, the way the dress wraps up means that once the wrap is all tied, you are not going to have a wardrobe malfunction should the tie accidentally come apart whilst wearing.
I’ve used a gorgeous Italian viscose jersey for this dress. I purchased it back in January and promised myself I would use it and not just hoard it like I tend to do with fabrics I love. It is perfect for this dress and I love that the Isabelle pattern has bought my fabric to life.
I find Made for Mermaids patterns highly reliable when it comes to size and there are always a ton of pictures for each pattern on their website on ladies of all different shapes and sizes. I will be making so many more Isabelle’s and highly recommend this dress if you too decide to get your maxi on in May.
Warmer weather is sneaking up quickly! At the change of season I usually panic because I feel like I don’t have anything to wear! I’m so grateful for super fast patterns to get me over that hump!
Love Notions’ Tidal Dress was perfect for starting my new Spring wardrobe! Of course, as with all Love Notions patterns, you can expect tons of options; the Tidal is no different. I love the length options, but my favorite part is the attention to detail in creating 3 sleeve options (tank, sleeveless and sleeved). Also included are bands and binding options for the arms and neckline.
Something that makes the Tidal unique is princess seam down the front. The dress wraps from the back and around to form the princess seam. There’s no side panel. I love this design and it makes the construction a breeze! It also creates a very flattering shape! I am 4’11” on a good day and have had 2 giant babies. Having dedicated points for bust, waist and hip adjustments help to get the fit spot on and helps me to adjust areas around my mid-sections where I’m more self conscious.
So give the Tidal Dress a try when starting your Spring wardrobe! It will definitely be a staple in mine!
Today we are sewing for a cause with the Fighter Tee from Handmade Boy.
Merav sews up Mommy and Me peplum for herself and her daughter which compliments both their styling needs. The Margot and Maggie by Love Notions are perfect additions to a Mommy and Me wardrobe!
Marnie shares her version of the Love Notions Prisma dress. With a drop waist and amazing twirl factor plus several other options in one pattern, it's sure to be a little girl pleaser.
Heather is sewing herself some love with the Riviera Raglan from New Horizons Designs and the Laundry Day tee and Willow Wrap Top from Love Notions.
Marnis shares her Love Notions creation on today's stop on the Love Notions Blog Tour.
It's a pajama party and you're invited!
We've got more awesome sewing for you today with tips of how to stay the right temperature as the temperatures around you fluctuate.
We've got Rachel and Lisa sharing their awesome creations and tips!!!!
OMG - we have so much awesomeness for you today. We are looking at casual wear for Pears, Rectangles, Apples, and Inverted Triangles. There are so many great patterns and great looks, so stick with us and read through to find the advice for your body shape.
Don't forget to enter the amazing giveaway HERE to win patterns and knit fabric to get your sewing on.
Welcome back, we are sharing more shapes, more patterns, and an awesome giveaway for you today!!!!
Today we are looking at some pretties, pretty dresses that will make you feel pretty!
After you have read all the awesome stories and great tips for dressing 'UP' your shape, make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. You can win the Jocole Crossover Dress, the Little Moo Maya Clutch, and a store credit to BWD Fabrics to buy up to 2 yards of fabric. That is everything you need to get your self care sewing on, and to have the perfect outfit for your next date night or fun day out!
This week is all about sewing for your season. We'll be looking at different patterns and different lifestyles in two different hemispheres side by side! Today we are looking at casual style.
Are you sewing for a trip to Disney? Or maybe just for a special someone who loves Disney? Today Raedene is sharing her favorite Disney inspired sewing patterns! Check out these beautiful dresses for some Disney sewing inspiration!
Today Jessica sews the Vivienne dress by Made for Mermaids using some amazing floral striped fabric from our sponsor Girl Charlee. Laura opted to sew the Green Tee and the Amy Skirt by GreenStyle Creations which she chose to sew in some fabulous knits with roses and elephants from our sponsor.
Day three of our summer Selfie sewing series sponsored by Girl Charlee fabrics. Today Heidi sews up a fabulous romper by Made for Mermaids and Maryanna sews up a trendy open back hoodie by Greenstyle Creations.
Today we begin our Sew Ready for Summer feature with designs from Greenstyle, Handmaidens Cottage and Made for Mermaids. Sewn by Heather and Rebecca, these patterns are must haves for your summer wardrobe!
Marnie and Kasey wrap up the final installment of Maximize May with two more amazing maxi dresses. Marnie sewed up the wrapped front Isabelle Maxi by Made for Mermaids and Kasey sewed up the Tidal Maxi with the princess seam by Love Notions.
Today we are sewing our way towards easter with a woman's dress. The Mama Joy has so many options you'll be able to wear it for Easter and beyond!
Today we are sharing our first Sew Your Suitcase Full feature showcasing Mexico and the Daphne by Made for Mermaids, the Lilly Shorts and Luna Dress by Violette Field Threads and the Elise by Little Lizard King.
Weatherly, Rebecca and Tasha are showing off their versions of the Cassie and Mama Cassie form Made for Mermaids.
Nicole is sewing herself some love with some comfort clothes: jeans and a t-shirt.
Radon shares her method for creating her little princess an Elena of Avalor inspired Halloween costume.