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Basic Jalie Outfit #2680 & #2681

Maybe this doesn’t look so “basic” to you? Today we get to participate in a fun tour!  The Basically Jalie tour is full of basic inspiration and a fun sew along and of course lots of prizes.  We sewed a basic jacket and a not so basic skirt! For our first pattern, we chose theContinue reading “Basic Jalie Outfit #2680 & #2681”

Copycat Velvet Alexander McQueen Skirt {Buy or DIY}

Today we have another Buy or DIY skirt for you!   Since velvet is all the rage, but the price of a velvet skirt will make you rage, we’re going to show you how to make a copycat velvet Alexander McQueen skirt for way, way less.  Let’s just say your rage will turn to smugContinue reading “Copycat Velvet Alexander McQueen Skirt {Buy or DIY}”

Holiday Skirt Ideas {Skirt Alert}

It’s been a very long time since we’ve posted something in our Skirt Alert series.  We’re going to remedy that right now with a holiday version.  We realize not all of our readers sew, so here’s some holiday skirt options you can buy. Snow Ball Maxi Skirt – Shabby Apple Snow Ball Maxi Skirt AContinue reading “Holiday Skirt Ideas {Skirt Alert}”

Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Velvet History

Well, here’s the velvet part of our fabric series. We’ll start with some velvet history.  Velvet, like silk and satin, has always been associated with nobility. Velvet was first introduced in Arabia during the rule of Haroun al-Raschid, ruler of Baghdad, and spread from there. The earliest source of European velvets were Lucca, Genoa, FlorenceContinue reading “Skirt FACTSination – Fabric Series – Velvet History”