cool in culottes || revisiting Vogue 9075

Alright gang – I finally understand what all the hype around this pattern. Some sewing bloggers say it’s their most used pattern ever, or the first pattern that gave them the confidence to sew! One of my favorite sewing bloggers, Rosy Pena, does an awesome job of talking about the pattern here! I tried it once — and was honestly like, meh. I didn’t love the fit, I hated doing the gathers in the skirt, and was overall underwhelmed. See my initial pattern review here!! But I’m not a quitter, y’all.

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IKEA sells fabric? || Tilly and the Buttons Stevie dress + fabric review

When I started garment sewing a little over a year ago, I bought up loads of fabric thinking I would be able to sew it all — fast forward to today, finding myself digging through my ever-growing fabric stash and dusting off 3+ yards of medium weight home decor fabric from IKEA. Mind you, this fabric is freakin adorable 😍! It’s a woven white fabric with scattered black polka dots in random line groupings. At the time, I just didn’t have the perfect pattern for it — well, at least that’s what I told myself.

After a quick wardrobe assessment, I realized that I’d been sewing up a lot of ~fancier~ garments and not too many casual pieces. A scroll through my “saved” folder on Instagram took me to the Stevie dress from Tilly and the Buttons. I’d never sewn anything from their patterns before but after scrolling through the hashtag #sewingstevie and #tillyandthebuttons, I fell in love and so many other people were singing praises of this pattern from all corners of the internet. So obviously, I downloaded it, printed it, and here we are.

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from bed sheet to jumpsuit || goodwill haul pt. 2

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Hello all! So excited to bring to you the first upcycled creation from my goodwill haul!!

Last week, I talked about all the fabric I bought from my local Goodwill, one of them being this light blue soft chambray/cotton twin bed sheet.

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I decided to make it into the Sierra Jumpsuit from Papercut Patterns  — link is here!  After washing + drying all of the fabric I had purchased, I went through my pattern collection to see what I would want to make. I initially thought I would only have enough fabric for the romper/playsuit version of the Sierra pattern, but once I laid out all of the pattern pieces, I went with the full length jumpsuit in size Medium.

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goodwill haul || refashioning plans

On a whim I decided to check out one of the many Goodwill locations in Houston to check out fabric and came out with probably 12-15 yards of fabric plus a dress I hope to upcycle, all for under $15. So. Much. Fabric. Another bonus is that this purchase was certainly more sustainable that buying up a ton of yardage at my local  fabric store.

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