Another day, another review! This is my first make for my little DIY Valentine’s Day series, where my goal is to make a variety of garments that are suitable for different settings – Galentine’s Day, casual dates, and some a little on the fancier side! However, I also wanted to make clothes that weren’t so overwhelmingly Valentine’s Day and could be a useful part of my wardrobe. … Continue reading Selkie London Skirt Pattern Review || DIY Valentine’s Day Series ❤️
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I found myself looking at dreamy fabrics to make the perfect glorious, overwhelmingly pink outfit inspired by this romantic holiday. I’m thinking three types of looks — Galentine’s Day SO many options come to mind: The Ogden Cami from True Bias can easily double as a fancy tank but also a simple PJ top Matching DIY pink or … Continue reading Sew in Love 😍 || DIY Valentine’s Day Lookbook Round Up
we back with another goodwill haul update!
To catch ya up to speed, a few weeks ago, I picked up a few linens from my local Goodwill. Link to my original haul post is here. Today, I’m sharing what I made from this heavy weight navy blue curtain. This fabric felt a little too thick for a dress, but lacked the stretch that I would want in jeans/pants. Consequently, I was looking for skirts/shorts/jumpers that would transition well from winter to spring.
Anyway, suspense over because my title gives away the surprise – the Cleo Pinafore + Dungaree Dress from Tilly and the Buttons, link to the pattern here! I chose the dungaree (aka overalls here in the US) style as I’d never worked with those buckles before and clearly I’m all about ~doing~ all the things.
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.