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Fall for Sheer

Everyone up north is getting ready for cooler weather by taking out their winter clothes and sippin’ on Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. Sadly, all we can do in the wonderful state of Texas is the latter. We may have gotten a cold front, but our fall weather is nothing more than a cool, summer breeze at the moment. Which only means, we still have a few more weeks where we can rock some great runway trends that the people up north will envy. Continue reading…

by reynalay in Fashion & Style

The Paris Dress

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Last night I realized I had nothing to wear to church *smirk* so I looked in my stash and found this fabric that I purchased from Hancock Fabrics a couple weeks ago. I took out a custom pattern I had made for myself and altered it to make it into a full circle skirt and a front bodice with a lower, curvier, neckline. The bodice is fully lined Continue reading…

by reynalay in Sewing for Women

RLD Goes Shopping…

haul screenshotThese past two weeks I’ve been shopping here and there for goodies and I thought I’d share them with y’all in a brand new video for my YouTube channel. Some of y’all have been following me since way back when I first started sewing for myself and then when I finally decided to go to fashion school. Continue reading…

by reynalay in Haul, RLD YouTube
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RLD 016: Lauren Dahl of Baste & Gather

laurenssThis week on the RLD podcast we have sewing blogger of Baste & Gather and owner/creator of Pattern Workshop, Lauren Dahl. I first met Lauren when I stumbled across her blog during my first venture into sewing blogs. I immediately fell in love with her blog and started stalking following all things Lauren. Continue reading…

by reynalay in Podcast, Sewing, Sewing for Women, The RLD Podcast
Designer Samantha Plasencia puts the finishing touches on the collection she'll be showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, at her home in San Antonio on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

RLD 015: Fashion Designer Samantha Plasencia of Project Runway Season 13

Screen Shot 2015-09-11 at 9.06.55 AMThis week we have another awesome guest for y’all: Samantha Plasencia, fashion designer and one of the stars of Project Runway season 13. I was able to meet with her, here in San Antonio, to do my first in-person RLD podcast interview. Continue reading…

by reynalay in fashion design, Podcast, Project Runway, Sewing, Sewing for Women, The RLD Podcast
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RLD 014: Jennifer DeShazer of A Jennuine Life

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This week on The RLD Podcast we are talking to pattern designer and sewing blogger Jennifer DeShazer of A Jennuine Life. Some of you may know her most for her Jennuine Design shop featuring sewing patterns such as the Dressage Leggings, Verona Dress, and her newest pattern, the Satya Romper, plus more. Continue reading…

by reynalay in Indie Sewing Patterns, Podcast, Sewing For Boys, The RLD Podcast
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RLD 013: Holli Coats of Hello Holli

rld013guestpicToday we are talking to Holli Coats, pattern designer and sewing blogger over at Hello Holli. (Isn’t that ^^^^ the cutest pic ever?) She’s going to be talking to us about her first pattern, The Blue Ridge Dress, how she set goals for herself when she first started, Continue reading…

by reynalay in Indie Sewing Patterns, Podcast, The RLD Podcast
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RLD 012: Kelli Ward of True Bias

Screen Shot 2015-08-24 at 11.22.00 AMHey Sewcialists! We have another awesome interview for y’all this week with the sweet and sassy creator of True Bias, Kelli Ward. Kelli is a sewing pattern designer and blogger currently living in the wonderful world that is New York city. She’s going to be talking to us all about her creative journey, her fashion design classes at FIT, and how it all started. Continue reading…

by reynalay in Indie Sewing Patterns, Pattern Alterations, Patternmaking, Podcast, The RLD Podcast