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!
So my first mini-capsule piece completed was supposed to be the Kenedy mini-dress. I ended up loving it as a long tank! I finished it just in time for our Mother’s Day grill out. Now for the details… I’m a C, and the bust point is an inch too low. That suggest a D or something … More Kenedy for Mother’s Day
As I am progressing in my fashion sewing journey, I have learned about so many things. This Curvy Capsule project is no different. Here are some great things I’ve learned while starting this capsule. Where does color come from? Remember that red-orange French Terry I loved for the Gabrielle dress in Seamwork’s May 2017 issue? … More Mini-Capsule: Exploring Colors