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The Sage Skirt

I love a good maxi skirt!! You can dress it up for a special occasion. You can also wear it with with a t-shirt and still look great.  The Sage Skirt by The Sewing Addiction is an easy to sew, high waist maxi skirt that is flawless!!!  This maxi skirt with the high waist is a unique twist on a classic design. 



If you're running low on time and are in need of a statement piece to make  then this maxi skirt pattern is for you. From cut to wear it took me a total of about 2 hours.  The instructions for this pattern are so easy to follow and has illustrations to go along with each step. 




The Sage Skirt requires at least 2 yards of knit fabric. Sly Fox Fabrics provided me with this beautiful fabric.  Bourbon Street in Black is the name of this golden and unique double brushed poly plaid. This pretty fabric is extra soft to make this maxi skirt the ultimate comfort. This pattern also requires 2" wide elastic for the waistband. Tip: To get the best fit for your waistband, use your …
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The Starc Top

My summer style consists of clothes that are cool, comfortable and flattering.  The Starc Top by G+G is hitting all of the marks!! Wait until you check out the back of this top! The strappy back design makes this top one of my most charming garments!



The split strap design of the Starc Top is such a unique concept. I'll be honest, applying the straps to the diamond and top was not the easiest process. G+G pattern instructions are clear and precise. There are also pictures to go along with each step. It may be a little harder than most, but it is totally worth it in the end.




I made the Starc Top using 1 yard of bamboo lycra from Twisted Needle Textiles. This bamboo lycra is the best, hands down, for a summer top. It's thin, has a lot of drape, and is very easy to work with.  This fabric, called Mint Filagree, is TNT's round 5 pre-order that ends on July 6th. TNT has quite a few choices of fabrics with their pre-orders and they are always coming up with new and exclusive de…

Stella Romper

Rompers, you either love them or hate them. I absolutely love rompers!! A romper with pockets is my weakness!! The Stella Romper by 5 out of 4 Patterns is such a perfect romper for those who love and   hate them. There are options to make this pattern as a stylish romper or two separates: a cute tank and awesome shorts.



One of my favorite options for the Stella Romper is the awesome off the shoulder flounce. Of course if you haven't noticed, I love showing off my shoulders. Bare shoulders, and pockets, so far this romper is winning!! If flounces are not your thing, there is another option for that too, a scrappy tank with two choices of backs.



The shorts come in 2 lengths. I am sporting the shorter version. If you're not into the one piece romper, add the optional waistband.  The pockets are also an awesome addition to these shorts. The romper can be made with the waistband or an elastic casing. I opted for the casing.



But wait there's more!!!! The Stella Romper tank has …

Lollapolooza Top

It's officially hot here in Bossier City, La.  Though while it isn't summer yet, we are in the season of pre-summer. It's time to bring out the practical, cool, and comfortable apparel. The Lollapalooza Top by George + Ginger is all of the above!! This breezy top is sure to be one of your favorites this hot, hot spring!



The Lolla Top is an off the shoulder top, which I love, with beautiful accentuated flared gathered sleeves. This off the shoulder top is designed to be one of the most comfortable tops. With 3/8" elastic in the neckline, this shoulder showing top does not slide down, it stays in it's place. I can totally appreciate a  top that I don't have to fight with all day.



The flared gathered sleeve  is just so charming. I'm an adult who would wear ruffles everyday if given the chance.  The gathered sleeves of this peasant style top gives it such a dainty feel. Don't be intimidated by the ruffles, it is really easy to sew.




The Lolla Top is a patt…

Women's Be the Leader Top

I am actually wearing a crop top and showing off my mommy belly!! I have faced my body fears and now I can conquer the world! When I got the assignment to test the Women's Be the Leader Top by Ellie and Mac I had a total moment of panic. I wasn't sure that I could pull this off. But the name of the pattern is Be the Leader so how can I not stand up to this challenge? Can you see my mommy belly? It's not too bad, is it?



The Women's Be the Leader Top is an off the shoulder top with a beautiful flounce accent. This versatile top comes in several different lengths; crop, shirt, and tunic length. The flounce comes in two lengths. I made the longer flounce and of course, the cropped length. I still can't get over the fact that I am actually wearing a cropped top!! The available sleeve lengths are; short, 3/4th, and long. I chose to make the 3/4th length sleeve. It's totally my favorite length sleeve for this top. 




I paired the pink floral cotton/spandex fabric from

Gloria Peplum

I have this weird obsession with showing off my shoulders. They are my best features, to me.  I always favor sleeveless, off the shoulder or cold shoulder tops. The split sleeves of the new Gloria Peplum by 5 out of 4 Patterns are such a unique feature to such a great pattern. I was extremely excited to test the Gloria Peplum pattern. This awesome high/low peplum top presented a fashionable reason to show off my shoulders.



The Gloria pattern has so many length options; peplum, short and long skater skirt, peplum, short and long high/low skirt. I was impressed with all of the options that come with the Gloria pattern. There is something for everyone. I decided that I would test the Peplum high/low option. The flattering fitted waist really complements the high/low peplum. This gives the silhouette of a super dainty figure on all body types.


There are so many sleeve options to choose from. The sleeves can be made in the traditional option or there is a split sleeve option.  Sleeveless…

Jessie Tunic

A couple of months ago, I would have totally shied away from wearing any type of fitted top.  I've recently lost almost 20 pounds, so I've gotten a bit of a confidence boost. The Jessie Tunic/Dress by 5 out of 4 Patterns is the perfect fitted tunic to make my debut of my new level of self love. This tunic accentuates my curves that I've worked hard for.  I feel as good as I look!!



The Jessie pattern features top, tunic, short dress length and knee dress length. I will usually chose the tunic length of a pattern when I test it. I love the fact that tunics are long enough to cover my 'mom butt' when I decide to pair it with leggings.  I paired this tunic with a pair of my favorite skinny jeans and girly heels. I think that this outfit is sheer perfection. (Mom butts are beautiful but our kids don't think so:)


I think that I need to make more of the racer back version of this pattern.  The racer back insert is such a beautiful feature to this tunic.  If racer bac…