2018 was a strange year for me. It changed my world view. I left teaching to be a stay at home mom. I stopped working on my M.Edu. I lost my father. And of course, USA and world news were insane. I did spend my limited down time exploring new ideas. I wanted to share … More Family, food, and fabrications (a book list)
Butterick really took inclusivity and sewing to a new level this collection with dutch wax prints, a hijab, a plus model, etc. Check out the lookbook While not shown in the lookbook, the long wide scarf in B6636 was worn as a hijab in a different photo. I commend them for making a strong statement … More Inclusivity and Butterick
I’ve been thinking about sewing. I’ve been drawing, reading, and experimenting. I haven’t been sewing. Honestly, it’s been good. While in Brazil, I read two textbooks about fashion design and fashion illustration. They were quick reads and filled with exercises and assignments. While I didn’t do all the homework, I enjoyed the space and time … More Thinking v. Doing
I’m in Brazil! Twenty days of family bonding, traveling around and grandmas/aunties/cousins. My boys are so excited to play with our extended family. Getting ready was crazy but fun. I used Seamwork’s Design Your Wardrobe course and Cardigan Empire’s resources to organize my travel clothes in my new size! There’s so much inspiration here and … More Ipatinga, Brazil
It is official: I am becoming a stay at home mom after this semester teaching. I am looking forward to focusing on my family and self-care. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. -Lucille Ball Of course, self-care includes sewing … More A new chapter begins…soon.
Ms. Bossy Pants from the Monthly Stitch is back for the April 2018 challenge. Basically, this stash busting challenging asks someone else to help you pair a stash fabric with a stash pattern to help you decide what to make next. Join the fun and help me decide! Three patterns & three fabrics: Now to … More Help me decide!
Thank goodness for the new interest in Plus size fashion. It has been very inspiring for me! I am excited about 2018, though sewing hasn’t been a priority lately. I have found the #2018make9 on Instagram sheer fun. So I’m tossing my list in. It is heavy on Deer and Doe as I’ve been buying, … More Playing with “Make 9” for 2018
So I haven’t posted in ages, but the end of year stress as a teacher/Grad Student/Mom-o-3 has led to a little stress relief shopping that I thought I would share. While shopping, I created this cute little collage to keep me focused (mostly worked…) I have been loving seeing Ashley Graham everywhere lately as she is … More An end of year moment
I’ve found a new toy! This is a mood board I created using Canva. It was so easy. The photos are courtesy of Pinterest, where I’ve been gathering inspiring images in a modge podge board to use for future mood boards. I was just struggling with how to present my ideas in a nice mood … More Creating Mood Boards
I don’t want to be the “soccer mom in yoga pants” stereotype. This is a stereotype I totally hate by the way. I just love fashion and want to be comfy. Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been playing with t-shirt dress muslins. First, I tried the Mandy Boat Tee from Tessuti Fabrics. The one size fits all … More Mommy seeks the perfect t-shirt dress!