I’m excited to announce that my summer spent learning pattern drafting has produced some brilliant results in terms of modifications to basic patterns. This time I redrafted my Adele top from StyleArc into a maternity dress with a mock turtle neck, bell sleeves, and bell skirt. You can really see the 20 week twin baby … More Another drafting tutorial!
Sometimes when I see Vogue’s trendy stuff all I can say is “huh?” There are a few gems though. First, I love Sandra Betzina’s new sportswear combo. Here are the two dresses I’m thinking about buying. Trouble is I have tons of dress patterns I haven’t used. Why buy more? Here some nice skirts but … More Thoughts on Vogue’s New Collection
I know it sounds like I’m drinking wine, but in reality I am talking about the name for this year’s color of the year from Pantone Marsala, which they describe as “a naturally robust and earthy wine red”. Thank God they picked a color I like! I plan to buy some nail polish and some fabric … More Happy New Year with Marsala
My blog is 3 years old! Can you believe it! He’s 3 too! I can’t believe it! I made him this set of PJs for Christmas (a size too big for room to grow). Isn’t he such a ham? Yeah, I did make a few others and a set of bottoms for myself, but nothing exciting. … More Holiday PJs and my Blogiversary
I have a fabric addiction. I hit the Black Friday Sale over at Fabric Mart. I ordered 50 yards of fabric for a per yard price of $4.27. All are wool, rayon, or silk. All are of infinitely better quality than what I can purchase at a chain store and cheaper. Yep, that should be … More Black Friday Fun!
Here it is! I know it is overdue. I completely missed the contest deadline, but I’m okay with that. Photos of me courtesy of my lovely co-faculty member Anabel B.! Final numbers: -5.5-6 yds Stash Fabric -$14.63 for notions and thread not in stash Not bad for a versatile mini-collection. I want to continue building work … More My C.A.T. Collection is Complete!
I was just notified by wordpress that my blog is having it’s second birthday today. I can’t believe two years ago today, I was sitting at my clunky laptop in Rio de Janeiro trying to figure out a creative name for my blog. After google-ing multiple cute/creative/witty titles only to discover them all taken, I … More 2 years and counting…
Caydi from adorable Caydi Doll fame nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award like a year ago and somehow I never saw the nomination or totally forgot about it. So I want to thank her first! Here’s her blog. Then I’m supposed to nominate 15 people’s blogs for this award, and finally tell you 7 … More For me? How awesome!
After weeks of waiting for the internet company to connect us “tomorrow” we still don’t have internet. The employee finally came by our building, and saw that we didn’t have a “box” of whatever kind was needed, so he left. My husband, now knowing we need it, is going to install it tomorrow so we … More The joys of living overseas!
I want this sewing machine. It just looks so user friendly and space-friendly so it can go anywhere in my crowded home. So ladies and gents, would you buy one too?