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Bohemian Patchwork Maxi Skirt with Drawstring
DIY Fashion Sewing

Bohemian Patchwork Print Skirt with Drawstring Waist

I saw a super cute patchwork skirt  on Pinterest, and fell in love with it.  I pinned it to my Pinterest board “Inspired to Create.”  My hope was to create something similar for myself.  Here is the pin on my Pinterest page. Boho Skirt   I tried to make it using cotton, but it did not turn out as flowy as …

Oversized Cotton Tee with Drawstring Front and Sleeves
DIY Fashion Sewing

Oversized Cotton Tunic with Drawstring Sleeves and Front

I rarely shop for clothing, although I love to go and look in the stores and boutiques to see what’s trending and to get some inspiration for my at home sewing projects and my own wardrobe.  Most of the stuff in the stores, I can make myself, although it is not always the most economical choice.   But then again, who …

Simplicity S9268 Top and High Waisted Joggers
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Mimi G Simplicity Pattern S9268 with Modifications

This is a Mimi G pattern from Simplicity.  I love her and have been following her for years.  I remember when she started and would love to meet her one day.  I love watching her on her blog and instagram.  She is an inspiration to me. Okay, so let’s get into this pattern.  This is Simplicity Pattern S9268.  Here is …

Granny Square Crochet Blanket
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My First Crochet Blanket – It’s a Queen!

I finally finished my first crochet blanket. I have been crocheting since I was very young.  I was taught by my mother.  But I have never made anything this big.  I have started blankets like this before, but I have never finished one.  Until now.  This has been a project I have been wanting to do for years.  And now, …

DIY Couch Pillows
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Update Your Old Couch. Refashion the Pillows for a New Look

I have had this couch for about 18 years.  Yes, you heard me.  18 years, and it has served me very well.  It has been well-loved, and is a good piece of furniture, although it is now a tad bit dated.  The only thing I really don’t like about the couch is the color, which is dark brown.  If it …

Butterick B6176 Striped Knit Kimono

Butterick B6176 Lace Kimono and Blue and White Knit Kimono

This is Butterick B6176.  Here is a link to the pattern.  Butterick B6176  I made View C and D.  D, but with C sleeves. I cut a size large. I wanted to make a sleeveless but decided to just make the sleeves. I will make the sleeveless later on this season and hopefully add the fringes or some kind of …

Simplicity S8910
DIY Fashion Sewing

Simplicity S8910 My Beautiful Butterfly Tea Length Dress

This is Simplicity S8910. This is a pattern I bought last year from Hobby Lobby during one of their mega pattern sales.  Yayyyyy!  Anywho, the pattern has 4 dress variations with 4 sleeve/bodice variations.  The bodice slopes in the back and the skirt is pleated in the front and the back.  It has 13 pattern pieces.  I cut the bodice …

Simplicity S9101
DIY Fashion Sewing

Simplicity S9101 African Print Tie Front Maxi Dress

This is Simplicity S9101.  The pattern is very simple.  It only has 6 pieces, and I cut all six because I planned on making both dresses, which I did.  This is View B and I cut a medium.   This would be a very good pattern for a beginner.  You have many options with the sleeves and lengths for modifications and the …

Simplicity 8641 Skirt Jumper with Tie Front
DIY Fashion Sewing

Simplicity 8641 (Modified) Woven Maxi Jumper with Tie Front

This is Simplicity 8641.  I have had this pattern for some time and intended to make it when I did my Linen Series (this is a project I am planning for the spring) but I decided to do a test on some fabric I had sitting around my sewing room.  I used the test fabric for my jumper.  See below.  …