So the amazingly talented Alida from Alida Makes started a sewing series called "Sew the Show" where each month she chooses a show from Netflix and challenges you to create something inspired by the character. This month she chose The Honorable Woman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal. Her style is very classic and simplistic.


I was going to make a blouse and wide leg trousers, but being a suburban stay-at-home mom of three I realized that I would never wear them! And the other top I tried was a hot mess! So, I chose to make a loose camisole blouse and a simple wrap skirt, I'm sure I can find a way to incorporate them into my mommy wardrobe! I very rarely sew things for myself, so this was definitely a challenge, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Pardon the horrible pictures!




Baby girl wanted to get in on the fun too!




MORE TOMORROW! This mommy is sleepy!




I submitted my looks to Project Run & Play with 35 minutes to spare! Whew! This month's challenge was to use Living with Punks Mademoiselle Tee tutorial. It's a great tutorial for those beginning with sewing knits.

Crazy me decided to do two looks because I wanted to show that the tutorial could be casual or fancy with just a few tweaks. For my casual look I wanted to make something that my daughter could wear any day, so I made a tunic, jacket and leggings. I wish I was her size and could borrow it!



I found a XXL men's hoodie and XL leggings in the clearance section at Target {my happy place} and upcycled them into these pieces.

The before...she was not impressed.




I drafted the leggings from a pair she owned, the fabric is so silky, she actually slept in them!





And apparently they are good for back bends...


The jacket was made from the men's hoodie. I used the Mademoiselle Tee tutorial, but I cut the front to include the zipper and made it wider then a tee shirt. I also added sleeves and made the neck casing wider to make a collar. I love how it turned out. 







However, my favorite piece is the tunic. I'm going to make one for myself. I just love it. I used the tutorial, but cut the sides at an angle, lengthened it and made the hem a high-low silhouette. 






Baby sister photobomb!



I found a quote from Shake it Off by Taylor Swift {be careful, the song will get stuck in your head!}, and if you know my daughter the quote fits her personality PERFECTLY! I used my Silhouette machine to cut it out, ironed it on and fell in love! 





And since I can't make up my mind ever....




I love how the look turned out, hopefully it will make top 10 and I can harass you all for votes, because I know you love that!! 





I made it in the nick of time! Here's my second look for Project Run & Play's February challenge. The challenge was to sew something using the Mademoiselle Muscle Tee tutorial from Living with Punks. It's such a versatile pattern that the ideas were endless! Here is my take on a dressy version of the muscle tank tutorial.


I started by drafting the tank from my Twirly Girl signature look since I like the fit, but raised the front and made the back a low scoop just to change it up and add interest. 




I raised the front slightly and added a Peter Pan collar, which I adore, it made it look so sweetly nautical {hence the name!}. I added it first and then sewed on the neck binding before adding a little bow.






 The skirt is a circle skirt I made from this amazing double-sided jersey I found and used gold elastic for the waistband. 









It passed the twirl test easily!






Baby sister had to get in on the fun!



 And more....cause you know...decisions aren't my strong suit


Cross your fingers I make it into the top ten, there are quite a few adorable looks in there! And I KNOW you are just chomping at the bit to be harassed to vote for me again!