Tiered Ruffle Dress DIY

Like any bride, I immediately started scouring for cute, white dresses to wear as soon as I got engaged. Even though my engagement party thrown by my family had already come and gone (and was held in the deep of winter in Chicago, so white was definitely out of the question), I still figured I could wear white dresses for the next year for bachelorette parties, bridal showers, and the like. The only issue with white is usually that it has to be really high quality to:

  1. Not be see through.
  2. Not look cheap.

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DIY Roll-up Makeup Brush Case

I’ve always been an organized person. I haven’t always been a person who owns a lot of makeup, however. Recently I’ve been adding more and more brushes to my collection (thanks YouTube beauty bloggers), and my makeup bag started getting out of control.

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Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial

Can you even believe that we’re so close to Christmas!? Every year I promise myself I won’t let it sneak up on me, but it happens nonetheless. Kyle and I only just purchased return tickets to Houston from Chicago and then have no plans for NYE… I can’t be too hard on myself, though. Tree is up (homemade ornaments and all), gingerbread house is constructed (and partially deconstructed), presents are [mostly] purchased, and I have an outfit picked out! Continue reading “Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial”

Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial

Growing up with a baby sister 13 years younger than you, you get used to her living a completely separate life. When I was getting ready for prom, she was coloring at the kitchen table. When I was graduating from college, she was finishing up a science project about the planets. And then all of a sudden, she’s visiting me in Houston showing me how to apply eye-shadow and inspiring my fashion choices. Enter: this adorable overall dress. Continue reading “Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial”

The Easy Way to Make a Waterfall Veil (any length!)

Photography by Brandon O’Neal: http://brandononealphotography.com/

With another slew of weddings coming up this month, I thought it was high time I got around to publishing my DIY veil post! Three of my friends got married in the Spring and all asked if I could make their veils. This was such an honor for me to see them in something I made, and it was even better that this saved them money and took almost no time or effort! Continue reading “The Easy Way to Make a Waterfall Veil (any length!)”

DIY Camo Print Athleisure Set with Exposed Hems

As a Chicago native, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would end up owning anything camo print. But as trends come and go, camouflage is here and I’m kind of digging it! In order to ease into the trend I decided to make the most adorable little athleisure set to wear around the house. Continue reading “DIY Camo Print Athleisure Set with Exposed Hems”

White Button Front Midi Skirt Sewing Tutorial

Happy (late) Summer!! It’s been a light month for posting for me since my brother got married and I was preoccupied cutting squares of fabric to cover little jam jars as favors, but I managed to sneak in a really adorable new sewing project! This button front midi skirt is my new favorite wardrobe staple. Continue reading “White Button Front Midi Skirt Sewing Tutorial”

Lace Drop Hem Dress with Princess Seams Sewing Tutorial

In my 15+ years of sewing, my ambitions started high (i.e. making a gown with very cheap fabric), steeply dropped (i.e. making many, many tube skirts), and tapered off at easy-medium level projects. I’ve made my fair share of jersey swing dresses, tee shirt dresses, a couple of peplum hem shirts, and generally anything with a forgiving fabric and silhouette. There comes a time, though, when I looked into my closet and found that I really didn’t need any more basic pieces. Continue reading “Lace Drop Hem Dress with Princess Seams Sewing Tutorial”