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Spring Prairie Dress

Spring Prairie Dress

Happy spring, Crafters!!! 🙂 Of course, spring weather calls for spring sewing, and I have a very spring-y dress project in mind today! I have been envisioning a prairie/peasant-style maxi dress in a floral print, just the thing to wear right now! Here is my […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1970s Style!

Today’s project is inspired by both cottagecore aesthetics AND fashion from the 1970s! What do these things have in common?? Let’s pick a vintage pattern, iron lots of cute fabric, and find out! Come along for the sewing adventure! 🙂 I started off with a […]

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff

Hi Crafters! Today’s project is all about upcycling old clothes into “new” pieces for your wardrobe! To add to the challenge, I am only refashioning clothing that I got for FREE! Here are my two upcycle candidates- a wool sweater (that is the wrong color […]

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

Sewing a Pinafore (From a Vintage Pattern!)

I’ve had so much fun sewing my cottagecore and prairie dresses, but I am missing an important accessory! That missing piece is a pinafore apron! After lots of research, I discovered a vintage apron pattern from the 1940s (Simplicity 1221). This pattern includes several cute […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1940s Style

I have had lots of fun exploring the “cottagecore” trend through my sewing! (Check out some of my videos below!) But, it turns out this aesthetic is nothing new! There have been many times in history when romantic/rustic/peasant/farm/old-fashioned-y styles have been popular! That got me […]

Perfect Valentine Outfits (According to ME!)

Perfect Valentine Outfits (According to ME!)

Valentine’s Day is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to put together some cute outfits! Unfortunately, this year’s celebrations will be pretty different, and many of us are more used to PJ pants and sweatshirts than anything resembling fashion. (It’s not just me, right?!) […]

Fashion Trends for 2021 (According to ME!)

Fashion Trends for 2021 (According to ME!)

Ever wonder what fashion trends await us in 2021? Ever wish you could pick the trends yourself?! (I do!) In today’s fashion adventure, I present you with my optimistic (and only slightly self-seeking) trend forecast for this new year! 🙂 Come along on a visit […]

Cottage Style Dress… or Nightgown?

Cottage Style Dress… or Nightgown?

Winter calls for cozy DIY projects! For inspiration, I searched the archives until my Prairie Dress/Cottage Style project from the fall caught my eye! I would love to make another dress like that, but it’s winter… That means that all I want to wear are […]

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff: January Edition

Upcycled Clothes from FREE Stuff: January Edition

Happy New Year, Crafters! 🙂 January may not be the most fun or exciting of months, but it’s a great time for a little wardrobe refresh! If that can be done on the cheap, then even better! 🙂 In today’s project, I’m upcycling clothing that […]

New Year Tie Dye!

New Year Tie Dye!

Happy New Year, Crafters! 🙂 To celebrate, I’m creating a fun, easy, and freeing tie dye project! I want my new sweatshirt to be as bright and colorful as my hopes for 2021! 🙂 Come along for the adventure and help me celebrate! 🙂 Supplies […]