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…

HIGHEST Key Mood

aka Mood Collaboration #3 for June 2020. Friends……..FRIENDS!!!! Ya girl did THE MOST with this June Mood project!! But in my defense, I thought it would be an easier project than it was. And once I started, I had to commit to it. I’ve never been afraid of doing too much!! When in doubt, overdress,…

For the love of……..

JUMPSUITS!!!!! (And the like! ie….rompers) I, like so many others, endure the cons of jumpsuit-wearing for my love of their comfort and one-step dressing ability. I just know that going to the bathroom will be an ordeal but I gotta pay to play. My sewing friend and inspiration Marica of @OverdriveAfter30 on IG (www.maricamitchell.com) has…

NOT the boss of me!!!

My mom always says that I’ve been a rebel. “Depi’w te piti, ou toujou REBEL!” (Translation from Haitian Kreyol: Since you were little, you’ve always been a REBEL! You have to put HEAVY emphasis on “rebel”. Kreyol is as much about what words are emphasized as it is what is being said.) I don’t know…

Medium Key Mood

You ever want to be comfy cozy but still dressed? Like be able to move and not fuss with what you’re wearing but still make a statement? That’s medium-key to me. Low-key feel with high-key appeal meeting in the middle! (OH SHOOT! I just came up with that. I’m copyrighting that! Don’t steal that!) Joy,…

My Catch Up Game

I’m normally good for a couple of things: (1) starting multiple projects and finishing just a few, and (2) HOARDING sewing patterns and fabric. When I really started sewing more seriously and more frequently, I made a promise to myself that I would NOT start multiple projects thereby overwhelming myself to ergo not completing a…

Winner, Winner……Lobster Dinner!!!

As long as you’re not working against a shellfish allergy, lobster sounds like more of a winner dinner to me, no?!? Back in mid-February, I won an IG giveaway!! I’ve never won anything before in my life!! But I won a pattern from Friday Pattern Company and a gift certificate from I See Fabric. The…

Stalker Jacket + Mood Fabrics Discount Code!!

Being in quarantine, I really miss getting inspiration from the window shopping and people-watching I do going to and from work. Back in early January, I saw the FLYEST jacket EVVVVVER while going down to grab my lunch at work. “GASP,” I exclaimed in my head! I was walking, a safe distance, behind her trying…

Lots of cool!

In my new culottes! How long can these corny titles last? 🤷🏾‍♀️ But I’m obviously going to keep at it until I can’t no more! To the culottes!!!!!! I had these Winslow Culottes by Helen’s Closet on my mile long To Make list for a while but when I saw Jolene’s version, I had to…

Not So Mellow Yellow

This dress was to be part of my Cartagena wardrobe for a trip back in May. Figured I could whip it up fast enough. No! Not quite. It’s the popular Vogue 9357 pattern that made the rounds a couple of months ago. I chose View C in size 14 and left off the buttons. I…

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…