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Me Made May 2019

Me Made May 2019

Do you ever participate in the sewing community's Me Made May?  It's a month of encouraging sewists to wear and show off their handmade wardrobe, while learning to develop a better relationship with their "me made" items. Though I wear handmade every single day,...

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

90’s Socks by Made for Mermaids

Goodness me.  Let's talk about some things that I photographed / tested for and totally never posted on here!!  My goal is to catch everything up and to stay current, unlike my most recent performance of blogging and getting way behind on all the things.  Because I...

Vacation Vibes with Sly Fox Fabrics

Vacation Vibes with Sly Fox Fabrics

I don't know what would compel me to put more photos of myself on the internet in swimwear.....but I'm back, friends!  And in a swimsuit again! Sly Fox Fabrics sent me some swim + coverup fabric combos to help provide some inspiration for their customers during their...

Minute Maillot by Patterns for Pirates

Minute Maillot by Patterns for Pirates

The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining more, and there's a lot of buzz about summer vacations and swimming and spending time at the beach.  Which means there's no better time than any to pull out those swim knits you've been stashing and make yourself a new...

Beachball Stripes with Boho Fabrics

Beachball Stripes with Boho Fabrics

It's been a shamefully long amount of time since I last sewed, photographed and shared something on the blog.  But I'm breaking out of my funk with some really beautifully, bright, colorful fabric that just SCREAMS summer.  What better way to make a comeback than with...

Loggers (Shorts) by Patterns for Pirates

Loggers (Shorts) by Patterns for Pirates

Release Day is once again upon us over at Patterns for Pirates and I'm not mad for a second.  I mean, how could I be?  We have a new pattern to celebrate!What exactly is a logger?  It's what you would get if leggings and joggers had a baby.  Seriously.  They wear like...

Think Spring with Sly Fox Fabrics!

Think Spring with Sly Fox Fabrics!

Once March arrives, I am in full blown spring weather mode.  No matter if there is snow on the ground (or in the in air) or not, March equals spring and I get to start wearing brighter colors and less heavy fabrics. The amazing team of foxes over at Sly Fox Fabrics...

Threads of the Month :: October 2018

Threads of the Month :: October 2018

Full disclosure: This was sewn and photographed with the release of the Basic Tees from P4P.  However, I wanted to give this top it's own post because it was made with the October 2018 Threads of the Month.  (And yes, it took me four months to sew something...

The Basic Tees by Patterns for Pirates

The Basic Tees by Patterns for Pirates

I'm a little behind on sharing these in a new-release sense, but I couldn't let this blog sit here without telling you about the newest Patterns for Pirates pattern!  Let's talk about the Basic Tees! Judy made all my sewing dreams come true when she released a new...

Deanna Dolman by Made for Mermaids

Deanna Dolman by Made for Mermaids

I haven't always been the first person to seek out an off-the-shoulder top.  But I think the latest pattern from Made for Mermaids might be changing that.  Let's talk about the Deanna Dolman! The Mermaid team just launched this pattern and it's so perfect, especially...

Threads of the Month :: January 2019

Threads of the Month :: January 2019

Does anyone else still have trouble writing "2019" on things?  I can't be the only one, right? I am doing my best to stay on top of things this year (this 2019 year, ha) and have actually managed to sew, photograph and now blog the Threads of the Month fabric...

Stella + Boho

Stella + Boho

Somehow, I have a few items floating around from last year that I never ended up posting on here.  What a shame!  Because they really were worth the share.  Which is why I'm sharing them now anyway.  (Even if it is a million months later.......ha.) I seriously cannot...

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