Navy Blue Bonnie Blouse

Navy Blue Bonnie Blouse

I want to start by saying I LOVE this pattern. It really makes me want to sew more Bluegingerdoll Patterns. Which is good because I own the Violet dress and the Betsy skirt patterns as well. I’m discovering that I really like to use patterns that cater to my bust size. I try to minimize … Continue reading

An Ode To Spring: A Linen Ginger Skirt

An Ode To Spring: A Linen Ginger Skirt

I’m working on building a TNT collection of basic skirt shapes, so far I have the Mabel, Gertie’s Pencil Skirt Pattern, and now the Colette Pattern’s Ginger. I held off on making the Ginger for a while (obviously, seeing as this pattern is years old) due to its high waisted skirt. When I was in high school … Continue reading

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2105 – February

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2105 – February

This month’s Wardrobe Architect Challenge was all about cleaning out your closet. Analyzing what was benefitting your overall wardrobe and what was dragging it down. I must admit, I kinda enjoy going through my closet and removing unwanted items. There were many times in my youth were I was forced to be detached from my … Continue reading

The Pencil Skirt Saga

The Pencil Skirt Saga

This skirt is part of my pencil skirt saga.  I have been searching for the right pencil skirt pattern since I began sewing. I thought that I had found it once, but it turns out that it only worked for fabrics with extreme amounts of stretch. I wanted something simple and sleek that would work … Continue reading

Wardrobe Architect 2015 – January

Wardrobe Architect 2015 – January

When I first started sewing in 2011 I had two main motivators, a need for a creative outlet, and a need for more ethically obtained clothing. Like Kirsten from Colette Patterns I had a strong point of view when it came to fast fashion in high school. Although I still don’t shop at Old Navy … Continue reading

My Sewing Room: Let’s Get Personal

My Sewing Room: Let’s Get Personal

As I sat down to write this post I realized that it was a bit personal. My sewing space is my little personal space in the world and it is dripping with my personality and reminders of the stories of my life. As I took photos I couldn’t bare to leave these details out. They … Continue reading

A Quilted Ponte Victoria Blazer

A Quilted Ponte Victoria Blazer

When I first saw this amazing fabric at Stone Mountain and Daughter I had plans to make a Colette Mabel. When I got home I realized that it was actually screaming to be a cropped By Hand London Victoria Blazer. Something a little cooler, a little fresher, then just a mini skirt. Of course I … Continue reading

A Glance Back and a Look Forward

A Glance Back and a Look Forward

I’ve really been enjoying making a tradition out of writing down and publicly posting some New Year’s goals. I love this time of reflection and the feeling that the start of the year is a new beginning. A new year that will bring new challenges, triumphs, and many, many changes, while requiring, almost forcing you, … Continue reading