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DRESS on a budget- Can $2.50 really get you an outfit?


DRESS on a budget- Can $2.50 really get you an outfit!

It’s the simply creations like this one here that makes me go giddy about sewing. There is a story behind every picture. And this one is no different. ( 2 years ago I made this on a creative sewing day…)

Here goes: ( Pardon the photo quality)

I was walking by the Fabric store, minding my own business when I saw the fabric sale sign.*oops* Okay okay, I decided to stop in since I was in such close proximity right…. hahah… Long story short I bought this piece of fabric because at a glance I pictured this style in my head. ( I really did…) At only 1 buck a meter I believe I bought 1.5 meter. Then I noticed the belts for a buck and grabbed one too. I figure I should go all the way!

Worked on this dress all night. Literally all night. By 3 am the next day, this was the finished product. Love it. By the way it also carries two side pockets!! ( These were a success, my second time sewing pockets) NO PATTERN USED! ( I made it up as I go…following the visual in my head…yes i totally said that 🙂

Haven’t worn it yet. But I did get a friendly model to try it on for size! 🙂

kazia 2

I may try to make a similar one again after I finally wear this…. we shall see

Details: No idea what the material was. It has some stretch ( since I don’t have a zipper)

The sewing adventures continues…



Maxi Supreme- Such a wardrobe staple!


In my opinion the maxi is by definition a wardrobe staple.

Here is my first attempt at this. This project had it’s difficulty.

If  I thought I liked sewing, this was the challenge that made me questioned that. While at the machine with this piece I was ready to quit. It was my first time sewing with jersey knit fabric. Such a hassle. I think this was when I realized I needed to learn more. hahah.  For some reason I though I could sew one way with any fabric and any thread. Don’t get me started on the thread woes!

9 hours later…could have been longer. lol. I ended up with this. Thank God for my friend that gave me this challenge. I appreciated the hardship and the fact she loved it in the end!



I thought I was all set, then I got to the pull string waist. buttonhole drama! I improvised ( Because I am talented like that..lol)



All in all she loved it. Here it is styled below


aaah Jersey knit…….will I revisit you again…. Maybe …..we see!!:)



I am so Pretty!- A Circle Skirt will do that to you!


Even if you think you don’t feel pretty in some pieces of clothing. I dare you to put on a Circle skirt. The TWIRL will get to you!

In Set Below:  Vintage Circle Skirt with a Chic High Waist I made and styled it!

Sewing project 2

In set above: Just completed


In Set Above: Fully Styled- attended a bridal Shower


Fabric: light Stretch knit I grabbed at the thrift Store

Pattern: I made my own 🙂