2019 Scarlett O’Hara!

**shrugs emoji** That’s a classic refashion from a curtain reference, no? I’m no cash-strapped Scarlett O’Hara going to woo Rhett Butler to save my family’s tax heavy plantation. I just wanted to make something cute for my trip to Cartagena. And I found this super cute sheer dotted curtain at one of my favorite stores,…

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