DIY Khaki Draped Wrap Coat

The clothing item that I get most excited about each year in the Fall is a good coat. I may live in Houston where the average temperature is about 85 degrees, but we do get that chilly morning every once in a while, and I will jump at every opportunity to take out leather jacket or a wool peacoat. Continue reading “DIY Khaki Draped Wrap Coat”

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DIY Quilted Baby Play Mat Sewing Tutorial

Things that I did not expect to happen at this point in time in my life: to be celebrating friends having babies and to use my childhood stuffed animal as a prop in blog photos. New surprises every day, I tell you. My sweet friend Lisa is expecting twins and our friend group could not be more excited. She hosted an adorable shower a couple weeks back, and you know I jumped on that DIY baby gift bandwagon.

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Swing Dress with Bow Ties Sewing Tutorial

Rolling in to September, I always feel a little tricked. Back in Chicago, September was the time of year when the leaves started to change colors and a chill appeared in the air. We would bring out our sweaters and gloves to sit on the football field at high school games, and even evaluate coats for the upcoming snowy winter. Houston is a different story.

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Pom Pom Trimmed Sheer Curtain DIY

I’m finally moved into my new apartment and getting to decorate it DIY style! Well… the style is more of a mid-century meets California meets bachelorette pad, but I love when people can come in, ask where I got something, and I can tell them I made it! Having DIY home decor pieces really makes a home feel unique and give it a personal flair. Most of the time people think of home decor DIY’s as something that looks really homemade and crafty, but these pom pom trimmed sheer curtains are totally chic!

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Easy DIY Belted Off the Shoulder Dress with Ruffle Hem

Ah summertime. All I want to wear is blue and white and pastels and whatever fabric I can get my hands on that is as thin as possible without being see through. Oh, and off the shoulder everything. I will never get tired of making off the shoulder dresses for three separate reasons:

  1. They are so so so cute. I love the flirty fit and they are really comfortable without being too casual.
  2. They are also so so so easy to make. In the way that I create them with two separate sleeves that attach to a bodice, there is pretty much nothing to the fit. In other words, it will always fit the first time around which is a huge win in saving you from seam ripping for hours.
  3. I love how the sleeves never creep up your shoulders using the pattern I use. Because the sleeves are separately attached below your arm pits, they will never end up annoyingly on top of your shoulders.

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Lined Drop Waist Dress Sewing Tutorial

I went back and forth on a title for this blog post because this dress is just so many things. It’s the cutest pink and white striped fabric for Summer. It’s a drop waist silhouette with a v-neck and v-cut back. Plus, it’s totally lined! That’s right, I learned how to line a dress and I’m 100% v. proud of myself. Continue reading “Lined Drop Waist Dress Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Palm Printed Outdoor Pillow

Lately I’ve been trying to move my living room outside to my balcony as much as possible. With the weather being absolutely stunning in Houston this Spring, I’ve been totally inspired to make my outdoor space as inviting as possible so that I’m enticed to spend more time out there. Color and comfort have been my two main focuses, and these new DIY palm printed outdoor pillows are absolutely perfect to capture both of those goals! Continue reading “DIY Palm Printed Outdoor Pillow”