DIY: McCall’s M7503 Princess Seamed Dress by Nicole Miller

McCall's M7503 Princess Seamed Dress by Nicole Miller

My first item of clothing I sewed this year is McCall’s M7503 sleeveless V-neck dress, designed by Karen Miller. The dress is fitted through the bodice and has princess seams, Dior darts, and invisible back zipper. It includes separate pattern pieces are included for cup sizes A/B, C, and D.

DIY: McCall’s M7188 Princess Seam Dress with Piping

DIY McCall's M7188 Princess Seam Dress with Piping

McCall’s M7188 is a dress with princess seaming and a lined bodice. I sewed this out of a navy rayon twill fabric with a turquoise, white, and red floral print. This was the first time I used piping, so that was a learning curve for me. Some of the piping is not 100% straight but […]

DIY: Cozy Cowl with Night Sky Applique

This cashmere cowl is the third installment of my re-purposing cashmere sweater project. The first two can be found here and here. When I first saw this sweater on my thrifting trip my first thought was to make a cowl, however it ended up being the hardest project to design. Not because I had no options […]

DIY: McCall’s M7313 Knit Dress

McCall's M7313 Knit Dress

McCall’s M7313 is a knit dress that I sewed out of a brushed cotton knit fabric. It was the second time I sewed with knits, so I felt it went better than my first. I used a grey-beige knit with a floral print, and it is a really soft and cozy fabric. To achieve a […]

DIY: Faux chemise (make your own dickey)

I love the look of a crisp white collar – it instantly transforms a casual outfit into a professional one. However, I don’t like the added bulk around my bust area that a full button-down gives. When I try to layer a sweater on top, the buttons usually pop through the top layer and the […]

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