Year: 2018

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July18 Plans & Inspiration

July has rolled around and suddenly we’re past the midpoint of the year and what?! It’s crazy but it’s true. Should I do one of those mid-year wrap ups that everyone else seems to be doing? Seems like fun. Or maybe I’ll save it for the end of the year? …
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June18 Recap

All of the sewing for this month took place in exactly 19 days. Somehow I managed to finish 8 entire garments in less than 3 weeks and I’m pretty proud of that. They were all relatively easy garments, of course. And one was started last month, which I guess is a …
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The Ruched Tee – Sinclair Patterns Sienna

Back at the beginning of May I was looking for a t-shirt pattern for a beautiful dark green jersey I had picked up at the ASG OC chapter garage sale. I had 3 yards of it, and the softness and drape belied either rayon or bamboo in the fibers. *Housekeeping: …
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The 2nd Anniversary Shirt – McCalls 7206

The husband of a mad sewist has to endure a lot. 2 years ago, when we first decided to elope, our lives were vastly different. For example, there weren’t piles of fabric dominating most of the corners of the house. I didn’t even own a sewing machine! I bought my …
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June18 Plans & Inspiration

The June birthstone is a pearl, which is one of my favorite jewelry items. They never go out of style, and wearing them actually makes them better (kind of). Plus they go with EVERYTHING. And now that summer is in full swing (seriously, cold and rainy in May to highs …
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May18 Recap

I made green things! Finally, I’m back on track with the birthstone-inspired signature color of the month plans I was so gung-ho about back in 2017. Can we take a moment and appreciate the fact that it’s already June? We are halfway through the year and I really don’t know …
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Recapping #mmmay18

It’s now the end of May and I can’t say I’m sad for the end of Me Made May. I didn’t realize sticking to my pledge of wearing as many me made pieces was going to be so difficult. The reasons for this: I had originally miscalculated the number of …
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SWAP: What Went Wrong

Remember back when I was all about making myself a capsule wardrobe that was super coordinated around 3 colors with some accent prints thrown in? That feels like a lifetime ago. But I had plans! I sketched them out! I put them on Instagram:   View this post on Instagram …
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#mmmay18 Week 3 in Review

Have you tired of Me Made May yet, or are you still plugging along? I will admit to finding it challenging to wear as many of my handmade clothes as I want. Mainly this is due to the weather, it’s been much colder than usual and most of my clothes …
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2018 Birthday Makes Part 2: The Rivermont Dress & Top

2 weeks ago I made a test piece of the Cashmerette Rivermont because I was pretty sure I wanted this to be the dress I wore to my birthday party. I was inspired by Gillian’s black Liverpool version because it looked so chic on her. If you aren’t familiar with …