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I used a vogue pattern (see below) to create this dress with a slight tweak for my body. I have two more (a red and print) lined up to sew.  This pattern is easy to follow and easy to sew. The tricky part about these U.S. patterns is figuring out what size to cut out. Since… Continue reading DIY DVF INSPIRED WRAP DRESS

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Hey, I’m back after being away for a week working on projects to share! It’s been on my “to do” list to sew a maxi cardigan. So I merged two patterns together to create this fabulous long sleeved waterfall cardigan. I’m going to whip up one in black too! The merged patterns used for this… Continue reading DIY LONG-SLEEVED MAXI WATERFALL CARDIGAN

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DIY Caftan Dress/Coverup

This dress accidentally turned into a caftan after the wrap pattern I originally started with didn’t work. I love the drape in the front. I’m thinking about saving this frock for lounging on my balcony and by the pool ;0)…we’ll see!   The pattern and instructions for this dress is basically simple; just follow the… Continue reading DIY Caftan Dress/Coverup

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I posted this dress on my Instagram thread earlier this week and decided to share a quick DIY tutorial on how to create your own strapless bodycon dress in minutes. I love these dresses for the figure flattering fit; it can be worn with a jacket and pumps during the day and alone with a… Continue reading DIY BODYCON TUBE DRESS

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Hi everyone! I have a quick and jazzy waterfall tunic DIY to share today. The finished tunic doesn’t flare out much; it stays close to the body for a flattering look.   The pattern used for this tunic was DIY’d: Note: this pattern will fit most sizes, but is adjustable if needed. Directions: If you need… Continue reading DIY STRAPLESS WATERFALL TUNIC