That’s a wrap!!!

The dress I mean. It’s not a wrap for summer makes for me. I think I can squeeze in a couple more outfits before the chilly weather really sneaks in. I mean, I think I got a little tan today while washing my car! I must have plenty of time! After seeing a few sewists…

The ULTIMATE Mash-up!!

Well, this is my ultimate mash-up! I had the pleasure of collaborating with True Bias last fall on a project and I came up with a few ideas and ultimately went with making a hack of the Nikko Dress but this idea has been begging for me to make it ever since!! (**the drama of…

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…

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…