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Dream Vacation: DIY Caftan Dress (Caftancore)

Dream Vacation: DIY Caftan Dress (Caftancore)

It’s not often that you find a creative challenge, a wardrobe staple, and a (seemingly) new aesthetic all in one project! After witnessing a fabulous dress worn by my fabulous cousin, I was inspired to recreate a seeming simple but very clever design for a […]

Sewing a Pinafore Dress (for my birthday!)

Sewing a Pinafore Dress (for my birthday!)

Special occasions call for special outfits, and what’s better than a DIY dress?! 🙂 My birthday is the perfect excuse to try a vintage pattern for a pinafore dress from the 1940s! I even have the perfect retro fabric, a remnant from my childhood! Join […]

Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

Rainbow Gingham Dress DIY

The time is right, Crafters! Time to make something wild and crazy and fun and (only slightly) ridiculous! Why? Because it’s 2021, so why not?! 🙂 Get all the bright-colored fabric you can find and join me for the sewing adventure! I began with inspiration […]

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

Sewing a Cottagecore Dress: 1950s Style!

It’s hard to not get inspired by spring! The temperatures are warming up, while all the plants are leafing and blooming like crazy! I am officially ready to bring out my spring/summer dresses for a day in the sun! Or I could make dresses… that’s […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Holiday Loungewear: Flapper Style!

Holiday Loungewear: Flapper Style!

This year has got me rethinking my holiday outfits… All the time at home has made me value comfiness, warmth, and cuteness! If I can get at least two of those features in an outfit, then it is a win! That got me thinking- why […]

Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!

Sewing a Plaid Holiday Dress!

The holidays are going to be a little weird this year, but that won’t keep me from sewing up some holiday goodness! Especially if that goodness includes plaids and flannel! Mmmm, cozy! 🙂 Plaid flannel was a major inspiration for today’s project- a “prairie” style” […]

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 […]