An end of year moment

So I haven’t posted in ages, but the end of year stress as a teacher/Grad Student/Mom-o-3 has led to a little stress relief shopping that I thought I would share. While shopping, I created this cute little collage to keep me focused (mostly worked…) I have been loving seeing Ashley Graham everywhere lately as she is…

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Mommy seeks the perfect t-shirt dress!

I don’t want to be the “soccer mom in yoga pants” stereotype. This is a stereotype I totally hate by the way.  I just love fashion and want to be comfy. Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve been playing with t-shirt dress muslins. First, I tried the Mandy Boat Tee from Tessuti Fabrics. The one size fits all…

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Mini-Capsule: Exploring Colors

As I am progressing in my fashion sewing journey, I have learned about so many things. This Curvy Capsule project is no different. Here are some great things I’ve learned while starting this capsule. Where does color come from? Remember that red-orange French Terry I loved for the Gabrielle dress in Seamwork’s May 2017 issue?…

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Curvy Mini-Capsule Ideas

I found the Sew-Along from the Facebook group so motivating (i.e. focusing so I actually finish projects instead of leaving a pile of UFOs) that I’ve decided to join the Curvy Sewing Collective’s Mini-Capsule sew-along. I participated in their February Theme of Pants with my blue pants from the Seasonal Sew Along Deep Stash Group.…

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Stylish Musings

I know as seamstresses, we tend to put a lot of love and time into a project. Sometimes we’re rewarded with a piece we can’t imagine living without, and others are little sh*ts we never want to see again. As I’ve been contemplating my postpartum wardrobe, previous sewing wins, and my closet workhorses, I’ve been…

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Spring Summer Inspiration

Spring & summer fashions and inspiration has been swirling in my head the past two weeks. I’ve been pinning and planning on Pinterest for Floridian outfits that are easy for a quick wardrobe update. Here’s this season’s Pantone palette: I am in love with these colors, especially the blues! Here are some silhouettes I am…

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Reading instead of sewing…

…has been how I’ve spent my minuscule amounts of free time. What have I been reading? I just finished this: I highly, HIGHLY recommend this one! I know I first mentioned Linda Przybyszewski way back here. She writes about fashion history, American culture, home economics, and sewing all with a clear focus and bias about…

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Meet Emily, from Itch to Stitch

As I’ve been delving through the depths of the internet searching for work wardrobe inspiration, I came across this lovely photo from jesssewfabulous.wordpress.com: Another lovely blouse and skirt combo for work was my first thought. But wait…what is this?? They’re shorts?!?! Mind blown! Professional culottes! I immediately bought the Emily pattern at the Itch to…

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The Bow Blouse of Happiness!

I am so happy with this blouse! So the big question: is this appropriate for work?

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The first work blouse is cut!

The first style I am going to use for my Teacher Wardrobe/Mix & Match Uniform is a version of the bow blouse. Here’s the inspirational style found on lolobu.com through Pinterest: Pattern match: My fabric: I am a little concerned that each one is styled with jeans, but I’m going with my gut on this…

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