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Metropolitan Blouse & Dress - EASY Paperbag skirt hack

We're going to jump right into it!!  This skirt modification is so easy and such a cute addition to the many possibilities of what you can sew with the Metropolitan Blouse & Dress pattern. All you need is the Metropolitan Blouse & Dress pattern, 1/2" non roll elastic and enough fabric to make just the skirt portion of the pattern.  Cut the length of the elastic to 1" shorter than the circumference of your model's waist. Measure the length of the skirt pattern piece you plan on using based on your model's height.  Subtract 3.5" from the length measurement...this will be the approximate finished length of the skirt after hemming.  Before cutting, determine if this is an appropriate skirt length for your model...

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Lil Luxe Collection is back Online!

Lil Luxe Collection is back Online! Better late than never!  I woke up at 5am today with a determination to set the site straight and provide as much as I could from the email and Facebook comments I've received.  16 hrs later we're back in's what I accomplished:1. Your pattern purchase history is in your account.  If you purchased a pattern after the website switch to Shopify on or after May 10, 2017 you now have download access to your patterns right from your account just like it was before!  Login to your account and check it out!!  Please note that your purchase info on orders from your previous account may reflect a May 10, 2017 or May 11, 2017 date because those are the...

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Important Newsletter - Action Required by October 4, 2017

The following is a copy of the newsletter sent out to subscribers... Lil Luxe is taking some time off, but is not closing. Please read this entire newsletter for important information. My little birdies have flown from my nest and it's time for me to head back to work while they're at school.  It's been a tough decision but at this time I need to help my husband provide for our family with a steady paycheck.  Balancing work/life has proven difficult with some other family illnesses & recent deaths that have affected us this year.   So, I will be taking some time off from Lil Luxe Collection to try to find my way back into the workforce.   LIL LUXE COLLECTION IS...

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Sleeveless Starlight City Dress Pattern Hack

At the beginning of the summer some of my favorite Instagramers Angie and Jenn were posting their modified versions of the Starlight City Dress and I fell in love with their sleeveless styles!! These two ladies make some amazing things so make sure to follow them on Instagram!  They always inspire me with their projects and pretty fabrics :) Follow Jenn on IG here Follow Angie on IG here Unfortunately time has a way of getting away from me especially during the summer when my girls are off from school but I finally had a minute to sew/blog about how you can achieve this look also....too bad summer is almost over for us :(  Because I needed an excuse to finally...

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Santorini Dress Pattern Hack

By popular demand...the SANTORINI DRESS VERSION! The dress modification is pretty easy.  There are many ways to turn this pattern into a dress but today I'm going to show you one easy way to turn the Santorini Sunsuit & Shorts into a dress using the bulk of the instructions from the original pattern. First, you will need the pattern.  Purchase the Santorini Sunsuit & Shorts HERE.  I meant to have this done last week, but my daughter's birthday snuck up on me and I couldn't get it all done.  So for today and tomorrow only, use coupon code SANTORINI to get the Santorini Sunsuit & Shorts at 30% off!!  Coupon will expire on Friday, June 30, 2017 at midnight US Central Standard time.  Without...

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