HomeGoods is the new fabric store…

I have to say that since my Cecile Bahnsen inspired quilt coat make, I’m always going into HomeGoods now looking for items to refashion: curtains, sheets, tablecloths, and, my personal favorite, quilts and throws. (Someone with expertise in grammar please let me know if I just overdid it with the commas in that last sentence!)…

Livin’ in Linen :: Part 2

You ever see a fabric SO pretty that you go crazy?!?! That you order it from halfway across the globe and get like 7 yards of it because you don’t want to get it and love it even more but then realize you didn’t get enough? No? I went into sicko mode and ordered this…

Ogden Cami Maxi Hack

I’ve loved trolling through the smaller fabric shops in Midtown since I was a kid going with my mom. Literally only big enough that you can squeeze sideways thru and smelling of bolts and bolts and bolts of material. Nothing beats the smell of fresh cut fabric in the morning! I’d take that over coffee…

Livin’ in Linen

I’m a traveler. I once read a quote that said, “Not all who wander are lost.” That’s me! I like to wander and travel and experience different cultures and see different parts of the world and planet. I was a big geography geek in grade school so it could be the evolution of that but…

#FibreMoodRya

I know it’s nearly May and I’m making a wool jacket. I had to! I’ve been eye-ing making a shaket since Isabel Marant’s Etoile came out. I was OB-sessed!!! My plan was to literally extend a larger men’s shirt pattern and use a wool to make it but all these inspo patterns have come out…

Green with LOVE!

I made this ensemble for my good friend’s wedding 2 years ago. The beginnings of it are a little fuzzy to be honest with you. (The beginnings of the outfit that is, not the wedding! HA) **thinking face emoji** I know for sure that I had no idea what I would make. This kind of…

True Bias Nikko Dress Remix

No lie, I have 5 True Bias patterns in my stash waiting to get made up. When Kelli reached out about participating in their fall photo collaboration, I had to double check what I had and decide what I wanted to make for the collaboration. I kept looping back to the Nikko Dress, which I,…

ah-MUSE-ing myelf!

I really do amuse myself quite a bit! You’d think I was an only child. (I’m actually the eldest of 3 girls.) I was so graciously gifted this Muse pattern by P&M Patterns this summer. This is one of the clearest and most detailed patterns I’ve ever used! At every step, there was a clear…

Alexa, Play Kanye’s Workout Plan

That’s the first song that came to mind but I’m not following anything of Kanye’s, just so we’re clear. I have been super consistent with my current workout. (proud smile) I got a Peloton bike at the start of isolation and I’ve been on it more days than not each week. I kind of have…

Sagebrush Top Love

I had to run after and hop on this bandwagon!!! And I’m still stalking it. The Sagebrush Top by Friday Pattern Co is THAT good!! It reminds me of little tops I would wear as a kid but appropriate for the grown-up that I am, of course. I chose to make it in this cotton…

Summers are ALSO for……

…….making sure most of what I wear is beach appropriate. AND for wearing cut-off shorts with everything clearly!!!! To that point, the shorts I have on here are my favorite summer shorts. I wear the dickens out of them!! I got them a couple of years ago but paid way too much at an LF…

Summers are for……..

……wearing white and wearing seersucker. Wearing white seersucker is even better yes? I’ve had the pattern for this dress for a WHILE! I feel like I say that quite a bit but kudos to me for working thru my stash, no? I originally bought it because of Martha of Buried Diamond. I LOVE her bright…