A little over a year ago, while trying to better organize and plan my wardrobe for Fall and Winter, I decided to take photos of every single outfit possibility to figure things out. I didn't immediately use them, though, as planned. Instead, I put them onto Dropbox and avoided them every time I went on … Continue reading The Power of Photos
I read on wunderground.com this morning that July was the hottest July that has ever been recorded, on Earth. I don't know when they started recording these things, but I do know July has been hot. Weather doesn't last forever, though, does it? It's been several months since my last post. In the meantime, I've … Continue reading As I sweat I dream of Fall
Despite planning, or understanding of sewing fundamentals, occasionally I think my brain shuts down for a bit and everything goes differently from how I intended it. Recently, I made a very unintentional jacket. I intended to make a wearable muslin of this jacket and to practice making and installing a lining (even though the pattern doesn't … Continue reading Unintentional sewing
Remember when I said I was sewing a lot of pink? Yeah. I wasn't exaggerating. My newest sew is the pinkest of all. I used a free pattern that is no longer available, and hacked it to bits. Then I did my first ever full bust adjustment. And I ad libbed a reverse placket slit … Continue reading All the pink things!
While a good sized chunk of the American population was dealing with this year's version of Snowpocalypse, Vegas had a week that felt something close to warm, and it was wonderful! It dropped to freezing again, and even snowed, but has since fully rebounded into warm and sunny spring. Maybe it is the sunny 70 … Continue reading Spring Fever
I've been laid up since before New Years with something closely resembling a sinus infection, and I broke my last sewing machine needle sewing a little zippered pouch for a Christmas present, so no new sewing has been going down. That's okay. When you can't actually sew, you can still prep and research and think … Continue reading When you can’t sew…
2015 was a pretty good year for me. Nothing out of the ordinary happened, good or bad, but it was a steady year of time with family, time at home, and time to create. I took trips, made friends, made some big lifestyle changes, and the like. I also, honestly, went through my first real … Continue reading Here’s to 2016!
Since I am on the verge of finishing up (and showing off) a lovely sweater that should be done any day, I figured it was time to deviate from sewing discussion a little to talk a little about my knitting this year. I am a selfish sewist, but I am not a selfish knitter. Usually. … Continue reading Selfish Knitting and IKEA for the Win
Be forewarned: this one's a little long-winded. Because color. On my quest to become a more organized sewist, and to not wastefully buy pretty fabric that never gets used (or worse: used but never worn!), I have been trying to be much more selective with my shopping and planning to begin with. This sounds easy … Continue reading Colors and Neutrals
It's gotten chilly in Vegas. I spent the last week hosting a big family Thanksgiving dinner, which was wonderful and went a million times more smoothly than I could have ever expected. Unfortunately, during the festivities, our heater broke. It has since been fixed (thank goodness for appliance warranties!) but for a few days, it … Continue reading I’m Thankful For Some Warm Clothes!