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Throwback: University of Houston Cougar Hood: Simplicity 1795 Pattern Review

Some past sewing projects are better left in the past. But a few projects are worth revisiting and exploring once more. This week's post is one such project. In December 2013, when I was a student at the University of Houston, I decided to tackle faux fur for the first time. Spirit hoods were popular at the time, and with the release of this pattern, I thought it would be a great idea to make a UH themed spirit hood of the cougar mascot. Because this blog is a place for recording my sewing journey, I think its okay to post a couple older projects.

Warning: this post contains old photos! 

Fuchsia Faux Suede Skirt: Simplicity 8459 Review

Hello everyone! This week's post will be about my recent experience using Simplicity 8459, a faux wrap skirt pattern. I used this pattern to make a faux suede skirt with a front wrap panel that fastens with a heart belt. Keep reading to see the full construction and details. 

Lusting for Lavender: Simplicity 8746 Plaid Skirt Review (and Simplicity 7326 Hat Review)

Hello everyone! This week's post is about this matching beret and plaid skirt set. I created the skirt using Simplicity 8746, but altered the closure and used heart buckles. The beret and hair accessories were made using the leftover fabric with Simplicity 7326. Keep reading for all the details!

Rainbow Top: Stretch and Sew Pattern 310 Review

Hello everyone! This week's post is about a simple rainbow shirt made using Stretch & Sew 310. It was a super easy and satisfying project that was sewn in an afternoon. Let's get right into it! 
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