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…

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…