Year: 2019

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November 2019 Maker Challenges

Ciao makers! Welcome to the list of November 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just November 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing and those ending this …
Lifestyle

My 3D Mammogram Experience Didn’t Suck

My experience with a 3D mammogram just happened this week so I figured I’d share it while it’s all still fresh! In fact, I wrote this as my boobs still bore the marks from their recent pancaking. And since self-care and self-maintenance are a huge part of my Accepting Yourself …
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Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM

The Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM is the follow-up to my last post about the most recent exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design. The exhibition closed this last weekend, but these costumes live on in infamy. If …
Lifestyle

How to Style a Jean Jacket Effortlessly

You’ve made up your denim jacket, great! Now how do you make it fit in your wardrobe? Figuring how to style a jean jacket is thankfully pretty easy! There are very few ways you CAN’T wear a jean jacket. The one style you should avoid at all times is the …
Sewing

Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design

FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design is on display now until October 26th and it can be summed up in one word: WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! FIDM is Los Angeles’ own Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Located just outside of the heart of the Fashion District, it has …
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October 2019 Maker Challenges

Guten Tag makers! Welcome to the list of October 2019 maker challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just October 2019 maker challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing (recently updated!!) and …
Sewing

Kingston vs Stevie: 2 Denim Jacket Patterns Compared

October’s Project Sew My Style’s theme is denim jackets. It’s Kingston vs Stevie month! Meaning, the patterns we’ve chosen for the month are the Rebecca Page Kingston and the Style Arc Stevie. *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, and I received this pattern for free as a member …
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Lace-Front Phoenix Blouse – Pattern Review

The Hey June Handmade Phoenix Blouse was one of the two patterns for September’s Project Sew My Style challenge. It had also been on my to-do list for quite some time. What better time to make it than during this interminable summer? *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, …
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Is Sewing Cheaper than Buying Clothes?

It’s a tough question: is sewing cheaper than buying clothes? Some people get into sewing thinking it will save them money. But in a world of fast fashion, too many people have become accustomed to getting clothing on the cheap. In the long run, the answer is yes if you …
Sewing

Almost Successful Ruffled Ogden Cami

Ogden cami hacks were all the rage this summer. My favorite #ogdencamihack is the one I mentioned in my first post about them: the shelf bra! But I was inspired by a ruffled tank I saw out in the wild to try to do that to the Ogden cami, too. …

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