McCalls MP205 Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Hem
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McCalls MP205 Easy. Bohemian Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Hem

Everyone knows I love anything with a bohemian style flair, like this McCall’s MP205 pattern. McCalls MP205 I previously made this ruffled tunic about four years ago, and it was a raging failure.  This was years ago.  I made it with a white jersey knit.  I wore it once to work and never wore it again. It made it to …

Simplicity S8989 Knee Length Jacket with Drawstring Waist/
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Simplicity S8989 Knee Length Jacket with Drawstring Waist

When I put this jacket on after making it, I was like, Yesssssssssss!  This is Simplicity S8989.  Here’s the pattern  Simplicity S8989 I cut a size Large and View C with sleeves.  I used a linen blend fabric, but I can’t remember where I purchased it because I have had it for a while.  I had already made this jacket …

Simplicity S9047 Woven Jacket with Pockets and Belt
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Simplicity S9047 Woven Jacket with Front Pockets and Belt

  This Simplicity S9047 pattern was a very rewarding make for me.  I have had this pattern for a while with hopes of finally making it.  Initially, I intended to use a denim fabric like the front of the pattern, but decided to use a woven home decor fabric I purchased from our local Joann’s. I like this fabric because …

Butterick B6685 Pullover Tunic with Ruffle Sleeves/
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Butterick B6685 Off White Pullover Tunic with Ruffled Sleeves and Sash

This is Butterick B6685.  Here is the pattern, although I am not sure if Butterick still offers it.  Butterick B6685. I made view B with C sleeves and I cut a size large.  I used an off white cream fabric I have had in my stash for a long time.  I believe I got it from Fabric Mart. This …

Simplicity 8553 Green Full Length Kimono
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Simplicity 8553 . Full Length Lightweight Kimono

I made this kimono from Simplicity 8553 Simplicity 8553 . I bought this fabric from Hobby Lobby and got a pretty good deal on it. I had been eyeballing it for a minute, and then one day it was on clearance, so I scooped it up.  I thought it would be a dress, but it ended up being this super …

Simplicity S9012 Ruffled Dress/
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Simplicity S9012 . Knee Length Dress with Ruffled Sleeves and Ruffled Neck

When I first purchased this fabric, I intended to use it for the lining of a coat, which I never made.  Then I decided to use it for a dress for my cousin’s wedding. Unfortunately, the wedding was postponed because of COVID.  But, clearly this dress would be perfect for a wedding. This is Simplicity S9012 by Cynthia Rowley.  Here’s …

McCalls 7817 African Print Wrap Jacket/
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McCalls 7817 . African Print Mid-Length Wrap Jacket

  I made McCalls M7817 pattern, View D from some African print fabric I purchased from Etsy.  Here’s the pattern. McCalls M7817. I cut a size 14.  This pattern was very easy and it would be perfect for a beginner.  I love how easy it was to come together.  It was basically 5 pieces and some binding tape.

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McCalls 7969 – Gathered Sleeve Rayon Maxi Dress

McCalls 7969 View D.  This is my last summer dress DIY for 2020.  Not to say I won’t make this dress in a Fall winter fabric or pattern in the coming months, because it is really a great dress.  I made this dress to wear to a friend’s backyard get together, but changed my mind and decided to wear something …

Simplicity S9141 Pink Tiered Sundress
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Simplicity S9141 – ROUND 2. Cotton Bohemian Tiered Sundress with a Few Changes

This is the second time I have made this sundress.  It is Simplicity S9141.  I said in my previous post, [inset previous post] that I would be making it again immediately because I like the style of it so much.  it was just as time consuming as it was the first time I made it, but worth every second of …

Simplicity S9141 Peacock Print
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Simplicity 9141 Cotton Peacock Bohemian Sundress

I can’t say enough good about this sundress. It is Simplicity S9141.  Here is a link to the pattern. Simplicity S9141 It is the perfect summer dress and my style completely. I love bohemian style dresses, skirts, tops, and the more tiers the better. When I bought this pattern, I thought, okay, this is going to be really easy. There were …

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Super Easy Accent Pillows from an Inexpensive Throw Rug

I found a cute little accent rug from an overstock store for $11.95. I thought it was pretty cute, but when I saw it, I immediately thought of our current accent pillows in our bedroom which were cute at one point, but have certainly seen better days. I knew this rug would make some great pillows. The rug was not …