Year: 2018

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#mmmay18 Week 2 in Review: Birthday Edition

The second week of May is typically the most exciting for me, because it’s the second week of birthdays in my family and then, of course, Mother’s Day. Once again I needed work appropriate attire for the office, and this week I opted for dresses. On Monday I dug out …
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May18 #SigCOTM: Emerald

My middle name is Esmeralda, but as I mentioned in my post about the Signature Color of the Month series, I’ve never been drawn to either the color or that name. I don’t use it. However, when it came time to change my name, I didn’t drop it either. Something …
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#mmmay18 Week 1 in Review

You know that feeling when you make something really cute so you want to wear it right away? I did that this week which broke my pledge addendum of not wearing repeats because my latest make was too cute not to! But we’ll get there in a minute. First let’s …
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April18 Recap

Oh what a month! I had to travel for a tiny bit, which resulted in far less time to sew than normal. Somehow I still eeked out a handful of makes though! But first, did you see my new sewing buddy Dorie?!   View this post on Instagram   A …
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Planning for Me Made May 2018

I’m so excited for this May. For a number of reasons, not the least of which is my BIG MILESTONE BIRTHDAY is in 10 days!!! But also this will be the first time I participate in Me Made May (#mmmay18). I had no idea that this was a thing until …
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Sewing for Others: Parental Edition

There’s something in the sewing community called “selfless sewing.” It’s a phrase I loathe as much as “selfish sewing” because the connotations of selfless vs selfish sewing leave a really bad taste in my mouth. I prefer to say I sew “for others” or “for me.” Same concept, less baggage! …
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You’re the Boss! Recap

Today I’m over at The Monthly Stitch with the results of the “You’re the Boss” challenge, and details of this skirt,chosen by you! I knew it was going to be the winner, and it won by a huge margin: The McCall’s Patterns didn’t even stand a chance. Do you think …
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Pattern Testing – Laela Jeyne Cosette

I answered the latest tester call for the Laela Jeyne Cosette because I’ve been wanting to get into more pattern testing. I’m enthralled by the pattern making process and have learned so much about it in just the last couple of months.  The Cosette is part of the new La …
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Packing for Northern Climes – A Travel Capsule

As I mentioned in my last capsule wardrobe post, I’m all about the mini travel capsules for traveling. In my former life, I spent a LOT of time living out of a suitcase. Which means I got really good at having to pack and repack every other week. Now that …