Vacation Babydoll Realness

Well, someone has some catching up to do! (Looks at self!) Anyone catch the Pose reference?!?! I’m binge watching. I can’t believe that my last post was over 6 months ago. Best laid plans huh? A lot has happened in Cynthia Rowley Simplicity 8636that time my friends! Maybe I’ll do a life post at a…

Knitting + Sewing Mashup Make

Imagine someone said you were going to a farm or cabin and the theme was Little House on the Prairie plus something your grandma might wear but add a dash of Canadian tuxedo and make it chic!! Got it!! (Every outfit should have a backstory no? It’s like how American Girl dolls come with a…

I want to be seen…..GREEN!!!

Any time I can reference The Wiz, I just know it’ll be a good day!!! About a month ago, (actually, it’s a month now to the day!!!! Whoa!!) one of my favorite sewing bloggers, Tabitha Sewer, posted a gorgeous green sequins tiered skirt she’d just made. GASP, I exclaimed!!! I’m going to make that! I…

The Adrienne Blouse 😍

My sisters (I have 2 younger sisters) and I planned a weekend away for our middle sister’s birthday this past weekend. I found the cutest cabin in the Catskills and it was perfect for shooting comfy chic makes. AHA! I could make The Adrienne Blouse, I thought. On a recent trip to the Fashion District,…

I Think I Like Herringbone…

How am I only NOW just noticing that both of these projects are herringbone?!?! HELLO McFly! This dress has been high on my Wanting to Make list since I started back sewing. Very high actually and I really wish I’d made this earlier! I LOVE HER! I love everything about what attracted me to this…

**Alexa, play Destiny’s Child Say My Name**

Every Haitian person has a nickname. Every. Single. One. Mine is simple, Dada. No one in my family calls me Daphney or even Daph. This JCrew cowl neck to became a casualty of the cleaners but I couldn’t throw it away. I kept it to refashion and thought to cut out letters to personalize it….

Striped Knit Dress

In my mind, this was going to be a more casual sweater dress a la Mimi G. Hers is from Forever 21 but she provided details on how to DIY it using her Annie sweater pattern. I went to Mood Fabrics looking for a similar style sweater knit but had no such luck. The closest…

Insert **shrugging emoji**

I have no idea how to blog. (Inserts random picture of self) I get pretty active on Instagram but then I do tend to confuse what should be a post as opposed to an instastory as opposed to an actual blog post. When I get too verbose on a post or instastory, I think, “this…

Obsessed with……

…….gift wrapping!!!!! For me, wrapping and presenting a gift is just as important as the gift itself. That and including a card! (I got that from my Mom. If you give her a gift sans card, she’s not opening the gift! Learned that biting lesson one lazy Mother’s Day!) One of my besties was celebrating…

Get My Kimono

Pre-order yours HERE now! Her Story It’s no secret that I LOOOVE a good kimono! Make it bright. Make it dramatic! Practice whipping it to catch air as you walk! I own three, and am always on the look out for a new addition, or inspiration for making my own. Have you ever (voice gets high)…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton