Linen Skirt with Tie Suspenders and Patch Pockets | AK Patterns Brittany Skirt


So if you don’t already know Athina Kakou has released a new pattern called the Brittany skirt. This slightly gathered below the knee skirt with optional suspender ties and has a zipper closure. It also includes optional patch pockets. This pattern is designed for mid to heavy weight fabrics. This skirt is perfect for the [...]

Linen Skirt with Tie Suspenders and Patch Pockets | AK Patterns Brittany Skirt2020-04-21T12:53:40-04:00

Spring Kimono Inspired Dress | Hallå Patterns Kimono dress


I’ve had this kimono inspired pattern since it released last year from Hallå Patterns and had yet to make it. I love that it is a fit and flare style with a handkerchief skirt. The sleeves are so pretty and I love the style of them. This pattern has different lengths for both the skirt [...]

Spring Kimono Inspired Dress | Hallå Patterns Kimono dress2020-02-18T15:18:40-05:00

Striped Shorts Romper | Made for Mermaids Lily pattern


Good morning, Have you ever made a simple casual outfit but when you put it on it takes you back? When I made this Lily romper, that’s exactly what happened. With these vibrant stripes and the black background fabric. Top it off with a chunky belt and heels and boom! I felt like I was [...]

Striped Shorts Romper | Made for Mermaids Lily pattern2020-02-11T14:11:58-05:00

Hepburn/ Sweetheart Mash


When I saw this fabric I knew it would a be challenge for me. The base of this fabric is Ponte, which is a structured fabric. I don’t wear or use Ponte often because it’s thick and can get a little hot while wearing down here in South Florida. The print is pretty and something [...]

Hepburn/ Sweetheart Mash2020-01-17T13:24:39-05:00

The Not So Cold Shoulder Top


Hey y’all, I have to tell you about this new pattern that I tested, it’s called the Not So Cold Shoulder top by Amelia Lane Designs. Wait. First let me tell you about the company. Amelia Lane Designs started out as a fabric company. They have gorgeous fabrics available ready to ship. Last year they [...]

The Not So Cold Shoulder Top2020-01-18T10:29:46-05:00

Favorite Sewing Tools


My favorite sewing tools When I first started sewing, I had the basic tools; scissors, pins, standard seam ripper and a chalk pen. Sometimes, I used a regular pen. Back then, I was only using woven fabrics. I was too scared to try knits. Of course, I had a sewing machine too. It was [...]

Favorite Sewing Tools2019-08-11T13:47:54-04:00



Hi, my name is Sylvia and I’ve been sewing for almost three years. Since I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to sew. But no one in my family sewed and I didn’t know anyone that could help me learn. When I was in high school, I tried to learn by making [...]