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Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

Costume or Clothing? Sewing a 1920s Kimono-Style Coat

October means it’s costume season, AND the holidays are coming! Obviously, this is the perfect time to show your vintage flare! But have you ever put together the perfect retro outfit, only to discover that the weather didn’t agree with your fashion choice? With temperatures […]

Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

Sewing a “Prairie” Dress (and Pumpkin Picking!)

In my quest for the perfect costume-meets-clothing pieces, I have gone back in time- literally. Remember when flowing dresses with puffed sleeves and floral prints were a thing? (Hello, 1980s and 90s!) Well, those pioneer/Victorian/Edwardian-inspired dresses are back! The “cottagecore” and “prairiecore” aesthetics are highlighting […]

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

Costume or Clothing: 1930s Hooverette Dress

It’s Costume Season!!! It’s also a time of pandemics and economic poopiness… What’s a girl to do? Time to sew a dress- obviously! But not just any dress. It’s time to make a dress like those worn by women living in another troubled time- the […]

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

Costume or Clothing? 1920s

October is here! This means, of course, that it’s Costume Season! 🙂 However, we all know that the holidays this year have all been a little wonky. How can we show off our costumes during times of modified celebrations? My answer is to create “costumes” […]

Tie Dye for FALL!

Tie Dye for FALL!

Who says that tie dye is a summer-only fashion statement?! I collected a few fallish pieces and a tie dye kit to answer this question! After lots of dyeing, I have some new fall clothes that I’ve already been wearing and can’t wait to wear […]

Apples! Leaves! Pumpkins!

Apples! Leaves! Pumpkins!

It’s FALL CRAFTY TIME!!! Cooler days are coming; pumpkins are turning orange; and apple harvest is already underway! I’m getting into the fall spirit by putting together some of my favorite fall crafts and outfit ideas. Click on the headings to check out the full […]

Tie Dyed Graphic T’s (and Dress!)

Tie Dyed Graphic T’s (and Dress!)

Ever get stuck in a crafting rut? You know, get used to working within certain parameters and forget to think outside of the box? It’s easy to do that with tie dye. White garments are just begging to be dyed, but what about clothing with […]

The Easiest Dress DIY?

The Easiest Dress DIY?

Long weekends call for easy diy projects (and easy-to-write blog posts too)! 🙂 In honor of this warm and hazy weekend, I’m sharing a super simple dress project that may be one of the easiest sewing DIYs ever posted on this blog! Depending on the […]

I (Finally) Try a Tie Dye Kit!

I (Finally) Try a Tie Dye Kit!

I know it sounds weird, but I don’t have much experience with tie dye kits. Ya know, craft store kits with plastic squeezy bottles full of fabric dye? Nope, never really used them! When I learned how to tie dye (Thank you, Aunty Mug!!!) I […]

How to Tie Dye in an Apartment: Starburst Dress and Tote

How to Tie Dye in an Apartment: Starburst Dress and Tote

Another day, another dye! (Tie dye, that is!) I’ve been having too much fun trying out small-space dyeing projects to quit now! Today’s DIY is only slightly harder than last week’s tutorial on basic tie dying methods. (You can find that post here!) Today, we […]