Author: Paulette Erato

Self-Drafted Off-Shoulder Men’s Button Down Upcycle

Look at me, still enjoying this NEVER ENDING SUMMER pretending it’s still summer. My husband bought that hat in Mexico, while were there celebrating our first wedding anniversary back in June. He wears it nearly all the time now. This photo shoot was done while he was out of the …
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Nov17 Sewing Plans

It’s FINALLY getting chilly in LA. Temps will remain in the mid- to low-60s down here in the South Bay for at least the next week. This is about as cold as it gets, but the summer dragged on and on and on, so it’s nice to get down to …
Beer & Cocktails Sewing

Oct17 Recap

I never actually believed I’d be able to power through all of my want-to-makes for October, but the act of making my plans public did actually help me accomplish three of them. Plus, it’s good to have smart goals. I finally finished my mom’s floral Loretta. Pictures will be fortcoming. …
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Volume, Volume, Volume! Simplicity 8091

Ready to fly! I’M A BAT! That’s what this dress screams to me. I’m a colorful, rainbow bat. At least it’s seasonally appropriate! Speaking of which: what did you dress up as for Halloween? My husband and I were murderjacks, which is an inside joke from our beer-centric Youtube channel. …
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The Zebra Cowl Neck Shirt – McCall’s 6841

This is the shirt I affectionately refer to as my zebra shirt. Based on the black and white striping, I could just have easily called it my jail bird shirt too, I suppose. But zebra it was deemed. I made this shirt in early August 2016. That means I had …
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One Pattern, One Week???

I wish I’d watched Lindsey’s October plans video before I published my own. I’m a huge fan of Inside the Hem and have scuttled my plans before based on Lindsey’s videos. She reminded me of One Week, One Pattern and now I want to do that, too! What is #OWOP17? …
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Spanish Loretta

Sometime over the summer I decided that what my wardrobe needed most was tops. Easy ones. I’d had a run of projects that didn’t work out, stuff that was fitted and needed special attention in the boobs, in the short waistness, in the everywhere. I was out of patience and …
Sewing

Oct17 Sewing Plans

It’s nearly the middle of October and so far I have done zero sewing. This is pretty unusual for me because I normally power through at least a few or seven things a month. But it’s also been a bit unusual ’round Petite Font HQ. At the end of September, …