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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…