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Justine the mannequin wearing makeshift green sequin dress

The green sequin fabric for my dress project arrived

Happy 2nd Thursday of green 2017! Did you know that the pantone color of the year for 2017 is green? I didn't, but in my own personal life I had decided to dub this year...
monica designs green mesh sequin satin gown slipper satin fabric1

The fabric for my green satin dress has arrived

Most of the material that I need to attempt to turn my drawing below into an actual dress have arrived. I still have to figure out how I'm going to handle the fish scales...
monica designs green mesh sequin satin gown

Let’s make a green mesh sequin satin gown

Good day all. How has your day been going? I hope you're all filled with joy and excitement as December 25th approaches. Hope you've been able to afford to buy presents for your loved...
So I made myself a red satin dress

So I made myself a red satin dress

Back in late September of this year I made myself a red satin dress. I don't think it came out badly considering my sewing skills are still basically beginner level and I don't know...
diy black pleated skirt with colorful scarf worn as top

Made a black pleated skirt

I'm supposed to be making a red jacket and pants suit outfit (since last year!) but I'm still struggling with it, so I decided to make myself a black pleated skirt in the meantime. This...
Butterick Misses jacket top skirt pants pattern 2

So there’s this step where I have to fuse interfacing…

The red pant suit and jacket sewing project 2 Update January 23 2016: I have discovered since writing this post that I mis-read the cutting guide for the pattern. So I now know that I...
B6930 Butterick lifestyle wardrobe suit jacket pants skirt pattern

What is a nap in sewing?

The other day I got setup to start working on making that red pants suit I mentioned in a previous post. As a quick recap, I am going to try to make an outfit...
red crepe black duchess satin fabric Butterick pants skirt tops pattern

Making a red suit jacket and pants part 1

I've been wanting to try a red suit jacket and pants outfit for a while... So the other day I decided to purchase some fabric and a pattern to try a DIY red suit jacket...