I have been a total slacker in sharing my BeeBox makes from Vinegar + Honey Co.  But I’m breaking the streak this month!  (I’ve even got a WeeBox to share with you too! Yay me!)

This month was the first time that they busted out their own custom fabric prints for the boxes and it’s so much fun and full of fall colors.  We each got two yards of this yummy dbp to play with.

Mixed with my hair color right now, I feel like I scream autumn in these photos.  Like, a lot.  I tend to gravitate toward plaids this time of year and this broke me out of that box a little.  And into a BeeBox?? ::terrible attempt at a joke alert::

I have had this mustard brushed poly in my stash for a long time now and I’ve been meaning to do something with it.  The problem is that I fear yellows against my skin tone.  I know, I know.  Redheads and mustard tones are supposed to be friends.  But I feel like it washes my skin out and I didn’t want to make an entire top out of it.  But using it as a complimentary color in a raglan is totally up my alley.

I joked the other day that I needed to make another M4M Mama Nina, so I could stop wearing my other one as much as I do, and throw something new into the mix.  This time, I thought it would be fun to give Nina it’s own knot, so I stole the directions from the M4M Kourtney and created a side knot on it.  If I do this again, I’ll be making it an even more dramatic knot height, because the Nina has so much swing to it and certainly can handle a little more knot-drama.  However, I do love the combo a lot!

Other than that, I made zero changes to the pattern.  Nina never needs much adjusting.  She’s pretty rad on her own.

If you haven’t heard of the BeeBox from Vinegar + Honey Co. before…
It’s a subscription fabric service.  You sign up for the monthly deliveries but you are able to skip a month or cancel at any time.  They even have a WeeBox, filled with fabric geared toward boys or girls.

For $25, you get:
— 2 yards of gorgeous fabric*
— Inspiration for what to create
— Coupon code for a discount on the pattern they featured that month
— Shipping! That’s right, shipping is included!

*Yardage may be a continuous cut of the same fabric or two complementary fabrics.


Pattern: Mama Nina / Mama Kourtney (knot only) by Made for Mermaids


Fabric: Cornstark Floral from VHCO

**As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Thanks for helping to feed my sewing habits!