Author: Paulette Erato

Beer & Cocktails

Sangria: Adult Fruit Punch

Sangria is a cheap and easy drink to make at home. All you need is red wine, brandy, some carbonation, and fruits and you’ll have a delicious wine cocktail that’s just like fruit punch—for adults! Want to skip the history lesson? Jump to the Recipe. Sangria means blood in Spanish. …
Sewing

How to Draft a Keyhole Neckline

To draft a keyhole neckline all you need is a little imagination. I had an extra yard of the gorgeous Figo Sangria rayon is used for my Misty Cami. But I didn’t want to make yet another camisole, so I got creative.  The Confident Stitch is offering a 10% discount …
Maker

In The Folds – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

I was so excited when Emily from In the Folds agreed to launch her new Barkly Skirt with Sew My Style this year. As an Australian designer with inclusive sizing, Emily was a rare find. As a team, we wanted to work with as many international designers as possible. In …
Sewing

Misty Cami Dress in Sangria Rayon

My Misty Cami dress was a real treat to sew up in this Sangria rayon from The Confident Stitch. This was my first Sew Altered Style pattern. After purchase I learned that it’s named after ballerina Misty Copeland, the first African American soloist in the American Ballet Theater. This info, …
Maker

True Bias – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

When True Bias designer Kelli Ward announced last year that she was expanding her sizing, I was so excited! I immediately reached out and asked if she’d be interested in participating in Sew My Style 2020. She was the very first designer to commit to the 2020 calendar. Which made …
Recipes

Sourdough Drop Biscuits with Greek Feta & Sun-dried Tomatoes

These sourdough drop biscuits with Greek feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes are a product of quarantine boredom. And they’re perfect for all that discard you’ve got from your own boredom-induced sourdough baking. Don’t want to read through the story behind the biscuits? Skip down to the recipe. Like everyone else …
Sewing

Lou Box Top Hacked 3 Ways

This series of Lou Box Top hacks came about because I’ve finally learned something. I know I look terrible in boxy tops. See evidence of this in my Wiksten Haori, Uvita Top, and Como Cardigan. Wiksten Haori Uvita Top Como Cardigan So why would I once again walk down this …
Maker

Love Notions – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Tami Meyer is the designer behind Love Notions Sewing Patterns, LLC. They have a library of patterns for the whole family, even for dolls! I’m a big fan of Love Notions personally, having made the Sabrina Slims and Rhapsody Blouse. The blouse was part of Sew My Style 2019! And …
Sewing

Sew My Style Bingo for Me Made May 2020

This year Sew My Style 2020 has a casual challenge within a challenge! Sew My Style Bingo celebrates Me Made May by highlighting all of our wonderful 2020 pattern companies. This isn’t prize driven, as we do already have Spoonflower sponsoring a pretty sweet prize for May. This is in …
Lifestyle

It’s Okay to Feel Like Crap

“It’s okay to feel like crap today.” It’s a conversation I have with myself on occasion. These days it happens more often than I’d like.  It’s the single reason why this month blog posts have been few and far between. I’m dealing with quaranxiety. Yup, that’s a thing. Quaranxiety, the …