Me Made May 2015 – My First Year!

Me Made May 2015 – My First Year!

My first Me Made May outfit! This is the year people! The year I join in for Me Made May. I have known about Me Made May since I began blogging, but have never felt that I had enough day to day clothing to participate. When I first began sewing I, like many others, didn’t … Continue reading

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2015 – March

Wardrobe Architect Challenge 2015 – March

March was a fun month for me. I’ve heard that some people who sew don’t enjoy the planning and the hunt for the right fabric, but I’ve never met one. Personally, it’s one of my favorite parts, the beginning of a great adventure. I also love the end when you have the finished garment to … Continue reading

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