Reviews — capsule wardrobe

Adding A Side Zip to Elastic Back Pants

Adding A Side Zip to Elastic Back Pants

Welcome to my version of inserting a side zip into a pair of elastic back pants!

Before I dive in to all the pictures and explanation of this process, I want to emphasis that this is only ONE of a myriad of ways that you could go about inserting a zipper into a pair of elastic back pants. There is no one RIGHT way or WRONG way to do this. There are merely different ways, and they are all based on personal preference, fabric choice, styling, etc.

The one way I am showcasing in this blog post happens to involve...


The Clementine by Forget Me Not

The Clementine by Forget Me Not

Can I just start off by saying that I LOVE the name, Forget Me Not, as it pertains to a pattern company? Anything that references flowers is high in my book!

Full disclosure: I was gifted both the pattern and the fabric I used to make this pattern by two separate companies. There was no requirement for a blog post or review from either upon gifting, they each just wanted to hear my personal feedback from working with the materials. I also hadn't intended to use these two items together, but I am SO...


Fibers to Fabric: My Blockprinted Dress

Fibers to Fabric: My Blockprinted Dress

Recently, I was partially-gifted this incredible block print fabric from Fibers to Fabric. I say partially because I was given a discount for $25 and I wound up purchasing $30 worth of fabric!

I really love block-printed fabric. I have purchased it in the past at shops like Topstitch and I've always really enjoyed the handfeel of the fabric. It's really soft and drapey, but easy to sew like a quilting cotton, which to me is the best of both worlds. And I love the irregularities of the fabric print- it reminds...


Cottesloe + Eucalypt Review

Cottesloe + Eucalypt Review

Spring is here and it seems as if my wardrobe is severely lacking in items, specifically separates. I have plenty of dresses to frolick around in, but as I have been falling deeper and deeper into the separates game, my closet just seems a bit sparse on items that actually coordinate with one another. 

So when Megan Nielsen reached out to me to review her two new patterns, The Cottesloe Swimsuit and the re-released Eucalypt Tank/ Dress, I was all about it! I...


The Jarrah, Dawn, & Wattle

The Jarrah, Dawn, & Wattle

Last month, Megan Nielsen reached out to me to see if I would review some of her new patterns that are coming out today. Seeing that I LOVE her patterns (and after dying a bit from excitement that she would even reach out to me - eeep!), I happily accepted her offer and chose to take on sewing three of her four new patterns: the Jarrah, Dawn, and Wattle. I wanted to take you all through my process with each of them as well as some tips I picked up along the way!

 

THE JARRAH