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

Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine

I bought the fabric at a local crafting thrift shop called The Legacy. I hope that everyone has access to a shop like this. It is jam packed with all kinds of sewing and crafting tidbits, including fabric by the pound, and is ran by a volunteer crew of mostly grannies, some knowledgable some not. Anyways, … Continue reading

Summer Peony

Summer Peony

I made my muslin for the Peony ages ago. Back when I was still seeing my sewing teacher on the regular. I used a turquoise cotton poplin that I bought online. I loved the dress and wore it even though the fabric wasn’t my favorite. I FINALLY sewed myself another one. I remember the fit on … Continue reading

New Orleans Hazel Dress

New Orleans Hazel Dress

It seems weird to write a new post without mentioning my absence on the blog, but I don’t want to dwell on it too long. We can’t change the past, all I can hope is that I will be sticking around for awhile this time. Although I have been absent from this blog I have … Continue reading