I know as seamstresses, we tend to put a lot of love and time into a project. Sometimes we’re rewarded with a piece we can’t imagine living without, and others are little sh*ts we never want to see again. As I’ve been contemplating my postpartum wardrobe, previous sewing wins, and my closet workhorses, I’ve been … More Stylish Musings
Spring & summer fashions and inspiration has been swirling in my head the past two weeks. I’ve been pinning and planning on Pinterest for Floridian outfits that are easy for a quick wardrobe update. Here’s this season’s Pantone palette: I am in love with these colors, especially the blues! Here are some silhouettes I am … More Spring Summer Inspiration
…has been how I’ve spent my minuscule amounts of free time. What have I been reading? I just finished this: I highly, HIGHLY recommend this one! I know I first mentioned Linda Przybyszewski way back here. She writes about fashion history, American culture, home economics, and sewing all with a clear focus and bias about … More Reading instead of sewing…
As I’ve been delving through the depths of the internet searching for work wardrobe inspiration, I came across this lovely photo from jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com: Another lovely blouse and skirt combo for work was my first thought. But wait…what is this?? They’re shorts?!?! Mind blown! Professional culottes! I immediately bought the Emily pattern at the Itch to … More Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch
I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?
The first style I am going to use for my Teacher Wardrobe/Mix & Match Uniform is a version of the bow blouse. Here’s the inspirational style found on lolobu.com through Pinterest: Pattern match: My fabric: I am a little concerned that each one is styled with jeans, but I’m going with my gut on this … More The first work blouse is cut!
As part of my ready to wear fast with Goodbye Valentino, I joined Colette Patterns’ Wardrobe Architect Challenge. As for the challenge steps in the blog, I must confess, I almost immediately didn’t do my homework. I swear, teachers make the worst students! photo courtesy of allij28.polyvore.com Here’s what I did: January really blended with … More Planning a “work uniform” for the Fall Semester…
I’m probably going to shock you with the depth of my fabric stash. Just know that I know I am a fabric-o-holic. The first step is admitting the problem (and I’ve been admitting it for years, so it is all good!) Here’s what I unearthed when I took my Moto Jacket lining for matching: OMG … More Wardrobe Ideas for the Moto Jacket
What a difference 6″ makes! Here’s my Laura now: Here’s the original side pose: Much better right? I cut off 6″ before church this morning. I left it neat and unfinished. I am so much happier with this cardigan now. It flatters my curves with this length. I am going to keep that in mind for future … More The Power of the Hem
With my recent obsession with navy and the desire to have more winter wear, I pulled out my Laura cardigan again when I found an unexpected few hours of free time. Instead of a fluid lightweight sweater knit, I chose an medium weight Interlock jersey. I also went with the longer length that the pattern was originally … More Revisiting StyleArc’s Laura Cardigan