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  • Crazing and Shivering

    Crazing and Shivering

    Welp, this has officially been the worst couple of weeks I can recall having in quite a long time, and it’s probably not a coincidence that the downward spiral began exactly when Mars went into retrograde, lol. I don’t follow astrology much at all, other than the monthly Chani Nicholas horoscope that shows up in […] Continue >

  • Theirs and Hers: Plieades Dress and Gosling Shirt with Fabric Godmother Fabric

    Theirs and Hers: Plieades Dress and Gosling Shirt with Fabric Godmother Fabric

    When Fabric Godmother reached out to me about collaborating on a blog post featuring their new line of vintage inspired fabric, I was prepared to say no because I was busy with ceramics and hadn’t felt very inspired to sew of late. But as soon as I clicked on the link showing all the fabrics […] Continue >

  • Color Blocked Blanca Flightsuit

    Color Blocked Blanca Flightsuit

    Yall know I love a jumpsuit. LOVE! A! JUMPSUIT! But my favorites have been ones that I’ve tweaked and hacked between as many as 4 different patterns, so when Closet Core came out with the Blanca Jumpsuit pattern, I was over the moon! I knew the chances of it fitting me pretty closely right out […] Continue >

  • Eggs/Animal Highlands Wrap Dress

    Eggs/Animal Highlands Wrap Dress

    Making this dress has been on my mind for over a year, and, par for the course for some of my most favorite makes, I was inspired by a dress I found on pinterest! It’s by designer Mara Hoffman (who has a really lovely eye for modern prints, color and style and knows exactly how […] Continue >

  • Arden Pants

    Arden Pants

    Funny enough, I made several versions of the Arden shorts hack from Helen’s blog, Helen’s Closet, before I ever made the pants. Maybe because Los Angeles is in the depths of summer heat right now and shorts seemed smarter, or maybe because I wasn’t sure if the pants version would fit into my wardrobe, but […] Continue >

  • Flowery and Romantic; A Departure

    Flowery and Romantic; A Departure

    Lol, this blog title. I was struggling so I just went over the top. There is little in life these days that allows for spontaneity, and I’m a rule follower by nature- I’m an avid mask wearer when in public or in spaces shared with others, I rarely leave the house except to go to […] Continue >

  • DKNY Dress in Leopard Tencel Twill

    DKNY Dress in Leopard Tencel Twill

    I have had Vogue 1287 by DKNY in my stash for a long time but was always hesitant to make it because it seemed like it would be complicated to grade out at the hips and I was afraid I wouldn’t fit a straight size in this pattern. As per usual, I am frustrated by…

  • A Golden Dress for Your Grandma

    A Golden Dress for Your Grandma

    We are way overdue for a #grandmachic make! This gorgeous dress was finished months ago and was purely inspired by the pattern image on the envelope. I had been looking for a pattern like this for so long, and had even attempted to draft/hack something close to it (it was the original inspiration for the…

  • Starry Night Dress

    Starry Night Dress

    It’s been a while since I said this but….this dress was a JOURNEY, hahaha! I have a conservative but beautiful stack of Vogue Paris Originals in my pattern stash, most of which were gifted as Christmas and birthday presents over the years, which I am slowly making my way through. I think I may have…

  • Starburst Dress for Stylemaker Fabrics Blog Tour 2019

    Starburst Dress for Stylemaker Fabrics Blog Tour 2019

    Hey hey hey! I am chuffed (can you tell I have British friends on IG??) to be a part of this year’s Stylemaker Fabrics Spring Tour! The tour is an opportunity for fabric lovers to be introduced to and inspired by all the new textiles that the Stylemaker Fabrics online store has to offer, and…

  • A Rigel Bomber for Claire

    A Rigel Bomber for Claire

    I make Claire stuff all the time- hoodies, binders, approximately 326 pairs of Hudson pants- but not all of it gets catalogued here on my blog. Mostly because getting photos of myself in my makes seems to take forever, so trying to schedule an additional person feels downright preposterous. But every once in a while,…

  • Purple Backless Dress and Turquoise Animal Print Heels

    Purple Backless Dress and Turquoise Animal Print Heels

    This little purple number is made from a fav vintage pattern, Butterick 3867, that I first blogged about here a few years ago, but it was inspired by a pinterest image (below) that kept popping up in my feed over the fall. Apparently it’s a look from the upcoming Spring 2019 Madewell line up, and although…

  • Oslo Coat + Phillipa Pants + No Frills Sweater

    Oslo Coat + Phillipa Pants + No Frills Sweater

    Whoah! Long time, no blog, eh?? Excuse me while I get comfy and settle into these old digs… I will not bore you with what a busy, roller coaster of a couple months it has been, but if you are on instagram you will know that I have been busy making and planning and storying,…

  • Sointu Tee Hack

    Sointu Tee Hack

    This was such an unexpectedly fun (and quick!) dress to make! I was moderately impressed by the Sointu Tee by Named Patterns a few years ago when I made it while filming in Savannah, GA, eventually pairing it with my Sasha Trousers, and while I love the way it looks and fits, for some reason it’s…

  • Plaid Shirtdress

    Plaid Shirtdress

    (side note: I did a slight trim of my hair about a month ago to give it some more body around my face and I now that I am seeing these photos I took before the trim, I am already regretting losing the length I had in these pictures, lol- THERE IS NO WINNING WHEN IT…

  • Sew Frosting!

    Sew Frosting!

      I’m sure many of you are familiar with the #sewfrosting hashtag that recently started trending on sewcial media. The #sewfrosting challenge is the brainchild of the creators behind True Bias and Closet Case Patterns. It is a call to arms for sewists across the globe to take a little break from sewing cake- cake being…

  • Hacked and Wrapped Peppermint Jumpsuit Take 2

    Hacked and Wrapped Peppermint Jumpsuit Take 2

    It’s Thanksgiving and I have a LOT to be grateful for, y’all! Thanksgiving has always been a tricky holiday for me, which I think I have discussed before on this blog at some point. It’s one of those cultural traditions that I just accepted when I was growing up without giving it much thought, but…

  • Boiler Suit Pattern Testing

    Boiler Suit Pattern Testing

    I’ve never pattern tested before because I like to limit my “deadline sewing” as much as possible. Sewing with the pressure of a due date takes the fun out of the craft for me, so, with the exception of being an ambassador for The Fabric Store and sewing up holiday gifts for others, I just…

  • The Kelly Dress

    The Kelly Dress

    This summer I was in a short film that my friend Kelly produced and also starred in, and we had a crazy amount of fun. Although me and Kelly have been friends for several years, this was our first opportunity to work together, and I appreciated us to getting to know each other in a…

  • Jenny Overalls

    Jenny Overalls

    I have made three pairs of overalls that have a straightforward, utilitarian design- not a lot of frills or shaping (which is what I wanted at the time)- two for me and one for Claire. I blogged about the makes for myself with the Turia dungarees here and here and I wear both pairs an…

  • Dotted Named Outfit with Slate Leather Flats

    Dotted Named Outfit with Slate Leather Flats

    As mentioned before on this blog, Named is not my favorite indie pattern brand. They have some great looking designs and I love their styling, but the drafting and instructions generally leave me always desiring more. Sakijane describes her complaints (which happen to mirror every single one of mine) very succinctly in this post about…

  • The White Kiki Party

    The White Kiki Party

    All my posts are being shared out of order because I made several things over the summer months but was too lazy to photograph any of them until recently, so now I am trying to balance them out with things I am currently making and I am getting all turned around. But it’s okay! Please…

  • Madewell Inspired Jumpsuit

    Madewell Inspired Jumpsuit

    Heather Lou of ClosetCasePatterns posted a selfie a few months back wearing a version of the above jumpsuit that I immediately fell in love with (although I am realizing more and more lately that I sometimes might not be in love with a garment so much as in love with a garment on someone who…

  • The $34 Dress

    The $34 Dress

    A couple of years ago Claire took me on a surprise weekend trip for our anniversary to a small town in southern California a few hours away from us in Los Angeles. The town was quaint and pretty- it had one main street running through town that was home to a few restaurants, a couple…

  • Striped Wrap Jumpsuit

    Striped Wrap Jumpsuit

    This project is brought to you by a domino-effect of inspiration via instagram (which is my FAVORITE kind)! I initially saw Katie’s (of What Katie Sews) absolutely fantastic wrap jumpsuit that she posted about on her blog here and fell in love. I love the shape! I love the fabric! I love the design! Wrap jumpsuits…

  • A Pinterest-Worthy Sundress in Striped Linen

    A Pinterest-Worthy Sundress in Striped Linen

    When I shared this inspiration photo from Pinterest on my instagram account, lots of people commented that they had the exact same pin saved on their board, but the funny thing is that it was one of those recommended pins they stick on your page that doesn’t come from anyone that you actually follow. This…