Marbella Linen Highlands Wrap Dress

Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe

Summer makes me want to wear all the linen things! Aaaaand all the dresses! PATTERN This Highlands Wrap dress by Allie Olson is incredibly elegant! I love the facings! I love the mitered corners! The details that are so thoughtfully designed, all come together to make this pattern so special. I often find facings really […]

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Wedding Dress Part 4: Completing the Dress

Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe, Wedding Dress

ASSEMBLING THE DRESS I sewed the bodice and skirt together, and then inserted the invisible zipper before attaching the petticoat. If I remember correctly, I wanted to deal with less fabric and bulk when I was inserting the zipper. And the zipper didn’t get in the way when inserting the petticoat. Zipper When I was […]

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Kila Tank & Dress hack


The Kila Tank (by Allie Olson) is quickly becoming my favorite pattern! Allie did an amazing job with the fit of this tank and it’s construction. At this point, I have made at least 10 of these, and wear one almost every day! FABRIC My favorite fabric for the Kila tank, of course, came from […]

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First Fringe Dress!

Dresses, Handmade Wardrobe

  Ooooooh this dress! This was my first Fringe Dress by Chalk & Notch and will not be my last! There are two neckline options, two sleeve options, multiple waist-tie options, optional pockets, and it can be made in either a shirt or dress length.   I love the act of making, creating, and sewing […]


Handmade Wardrobe


I am starting this blog to document and share all my sewing adventures and accomplishments. Nothing makes me happier than creating and crafting! Here we go!