Hi, I'm Melissa!

I love to wear bright colors, and I am fat.

I make my clothes, partially because what I want isn’t available off the rack but also because I like to explore my creativity and style without the constraints of current trends.

Everyone should have access to clothing that makes us feel empowered, comfortable, and happy.

My goals here are to

body positivity

Measurements and shapes don't dictate your worthiness.


Clothing should be about showing the world your unapologetic self and following what interests you, not fashion trends.

my skills

Keeping copious notes here helps me to track what I did on a project, and how to make changes in the future.

Recent Posts

Isla Wrap Dress

The Isla Wrap Dress

The Isla is a wrap dress with no peek-a-boo bra issues because it crosses over in the back. I love it! The pattern is so simple to put together; there aren’t any really tricky bits. If you can sew a dart, you can make this dress.

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Pink Lyra Dress

Lyra Dress

I made this version of the Lyra Dress from the Tilly and the Buttons as a muslin. It originally had long sleeves, but after I chopped them off, I loved it enough to add it to my wardrobe. It just so happens to match my new boots, so I had a photo shoot today.

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Ultimate Shift Dress Front

Ultimate Shift Dress

The Ultimate Shift Dress is simple and easy to sew. My fabric choice seemingly featured at least one private body part, but I’m not complaining about it. I think it comes close to reaching my goal of finding the perfect pattern to create a vintage style-shift wardrobe.

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