Category Archives: D.I.Y.

Mini Peplum and DIY Leggings

Yasss Hunnie ….. I went crazy and made 80% of what I’m wearing in this post.  I have been stocking up on outfits so that I’m not pressured for clothing content for all of these glorious posts that I lovingly prepare for you.  I’ve had to get smart about managing my time and other commitments around this new passion for sewing.

This is how I would dress everyday if I could.  I love being comfortable, stylish and SewVeStyle.  #ISaidThat





Can’t resist a lil dancing eerry now and then.  I’m wearing a Peplum Mini Dress Vogue V8815.  The pattern was modified in length, an additional panel was added and  widened to create a  two tiered fluid effect.  Okay – I did not come up with design on my own…I purchased the pattern and followed a tutorial.   That’s the beauty of fashion – nobody owns anything – but you own your look.  I used a ponte knit fabric that you can find here or hereI chose an off-white but any color would be fabulous.  The leggings are DIY – made from a pair of existing leggings in my stash.  My intentions were to add a tutorial on how to make them but YouTube and I are not on speaking terms at the moment.  

The gorgeous green hand bag was a gift and is Kate Spade.  The hat and infinity scarf are from H&M.  There are some similar to mine and they are on sale.

I know that many of you are secretly interested in sewing.  I often hear the following “I want to sew but”……

  1. No time
  2. No sewing machine
  3. Don’t know how
  4. No talent
  5. Drum-roll……… Don’t want too – can’t you just make it for me?

Which one of these best describes you?  No shade ya’ll but if you really want to do something….#justdoit and send me your pics.  I would love to post your creations.

What do you think about the new Logo?

Gotta get back to sewing.  It’s cold outside but my warm tropical vacation is right around the corner.  I have a few outfits to whip up.  You’ll be seeing them very soon.

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine












January Fabric Hall

I’ll be sewing most of the weekend.  We’re going to see Selma and volunteering for Trail Clean Up Day in my community.  What are your plans?  #GetInvolved

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine


Happy New Year – D.I.Y. Style

This has been an exciting year for me.  I have so much to be thankful for and I could not have accomplished anything without the support of my family and friends.  2015 is going to be amazing and I cannot wait for the blessing to unfold.

Jerome and I are ending 2014 at a medieval themed New Year’s Eve Party.  I dreamed of how I wanted the dress to look and worked on it for most of the day.  I am so pleased with how it turned out.  Nothing is new or purchased. ..everything was “refashioned.”

The dress is my daughter’s old prom dress.  I loved the dress on her so I had it dry-cleaned and covered so it was well preserved.  I started cutting it into the shape I wanted.  Added panels so that the dress was less fitted and flared out more.  I used some of the left over fleece from my wraps and I found a “well loved” cotton peasant shirt in my closet.  I cut out the rhinestone bodice and used it for my headpiece.  The dress also came with a long scarf which I’m using as my veil.

I am Queen Noir

Jerome is either a Friar or Robin hood.  He couldn’t decide and I didn’t want to push my luck.  So he is whatever he wants to be.

He is wearing one of the first poncho’s I made.  We felt like it honored the party theme.  I made him a matching hat and he’s putting on his athletic tights as stockings.  Ummm….he was a little salty because my outfit looked better than his.  It’s all good – he thinks I look amazing and that is all that matters.






Jerome and I wish you Happy New Year!  Be safe and we’ll see you in 2015.

Thanks for stopping by.

Venita Elaine