Gimme MORE……

……more quilted, more Bubble Frock, and more Cecilie Bahnsen inspiration!!!! This top seems to be a continuation of pervious themes: my love of using quilts as fabric for clothes, my love of the Bubble Frock pattern (by Lydia Naomi), and my love of Cecilie Bahnsen silhouettes!!! The first time I used a quilt to make…

Bubble Frock & Wrap Skirt Hack

Boy has it been a while since I’ve made anything. I needed a very special outfit for a very special event today and as per usual, nothing in my closet would do. Although I have been making as much, I’ve still been accumulating fabric so I looked to my stash to make this set. One…

But of course there’s more lace…

When a fabric is this pretty, just know that I’m getting enough to make a couple of pieces from it. I usually don’t even have a plan. I just need to get it to “store,” not hoard. (I felt like I needed to make that important distinction.) My original plan was to make a wrap…

Lace Sweatshirt

I saw this gorgeous Zimmerman eyelet lace on Mood’s website and immediately bought a few yards. I wasn’t sure what I’d make with it. I finally decided on a sort of wrap skirt (almost done with that by the way) but then an idea for a girly sweatshirt popped to mind. I wanted to make…

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…

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…

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…