A small change can make a big difference! Lawd, my face in this. Anyway, this isn’t actually a post about how I should always tuck in my shirt and roll up my sleeves (though I should) – it’s actually about small businesses and how I learned to sew! In the fall of 2010 I moved … Continue reading SBS at Gather Here
Happy New Year! Are you participating in Make 9? I never have in the past, but I’m dipping my toe in with a Seasonal 3. In all honesty it’s not even all that seasonal! It’s just the next three (new-to-me) patterns I hope to make! Keep reading for planning (and budget options for similar patterns)… … Continue reading Happy New Year!
♪Laaast Christmas, I wore this dress And the very next Christmas, yeah, I still wore this dress♫ See also: my 30th birthday and a murder mystery party. Dear the Internet, meet my Event Dress. Am I overdressed? Probably. Do I mind? Not so much. Do I shave my legs? Certainly not. Once again I’ve blatantly … Continue reading Green Monster
My boyfriend has many wonderful qualities. He’s kind, etc., takes all the photos for this blog (except these, which is why they were all initially leaning 30 degrees before editing), and to cap it all off – he’s a medium! Just a straight-size medium, no grading or anything! The first trousers and button-up shirts I … Continue reading Meet Professor boyfriend!
This is how I power dress! I want my foes to be discomfited by the almost-but-not-quite-identical shades of navy blue. Just kidding, I don’t have any foes. I think?! #nofoes This is my show-up-to-show-out look, though. The me-mades from top to bottom, outside to inside, are: By Hand London Victoria blazer, Melilot shirt, and Ginger … Continue reading In The Navy
That sounds a bit witchy, don’t you agree? Very appropriate, since I made this woven version of Grainline’s free Hemlock tee from the scraps of my Halloween costume. Actually the costume was a bit of a goof, but I enjoyed experimenting with this low-cost linen/rayon blend. Normally I prefer high quality fabrics (hot take, Lia) … Continue reading Black Hemlock
I made a big shirt. A biiig shirt. Can you sense my wild enthusiasm for it here? Okay, it doesn’t look totally terrible in photos. But how about…NOW? Sometimes when I pick up a fantasy novel that has a lot of back matter, i.e., a massive invented glossary AND a guide to magical beasts AND … Continue reading M7840 Bigshirt