Ballet-inspired wrap top: Simplicity 8424


I did a little impulse shopping at Joann’s over the Black Friday holiday. On Wednesday, I took advantage of their 5 for $5 sale on Simplicity patterns and picked up this pattern, along with a few others. I then went back on Friday and bought the fabric for this project. This fabric was just 40% off (no better than a regular day at Joann’s), but I bought it anyway. It is a fairly thin poly-spandex blend from their activewear section. It’s nothing special, but I wanted a grey performance material and this fit the bill.  Continue reading


Simplicity 8437 Strapless Bra


Confession time. I’ve only ever owned one strapless bra. I’ve had the same single strapless bra for an embarrassingly long time. Even more embarrassingly, I didn’t buy it. I “borrowed” it from my mom and never gave it back. I’m happy to say that I now have a new, much prettier, much better fitting strapless bra! Continue reading