While I made many skating costumes for other skaters over the past season, I also managed to make some costumes for myself, because I skated this year! I was unable to compete the last two years due to a back injury. While it plagued me this year as well, I was finally strong enough to … More 2017 Nationals Skating Costumes
The second round for the Pattern Review Sewing Bee has started, and I’m in it! I’m so excited to have moved on to the second round! I’ve got a few more scheduled posts coming up, but until then I’m going to be sewing…. SLEEVES! We should all know my thoughts on the Cuban Pete costume … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 2 Has Started!
People always tell you that there will be a point in your life that you will go to a lot of weddings. I didn’t ever really believe them – I mean, sure, I’ve had a few friends get married, but I seem to be in a generation where weddings are more rare than not, viewed … More Pattern Review: Burda 6994 Blue Evening Gown
The fall collection from McCall’s was released just last week, but I’ve been a bit slow to post a preview because I’ve been distracted with the first round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee. When I first looked at the page of new releases, I was a bit disappointed – there wasn’t anything that jumped … More New McCall’s Fall 2017
It’s that time of year again – National Sewing Month. Which means lots of fun Instagram pictures and the Pattern Review Sewing Bee! I entered the Bee on something of a whim last year, and actually managed to make it to round 2, which was amazing. Of course, that means I’m hooked, so I’m back … More Pattern Review Sewing Bee Round 1: Musically Inspired Pencil Skirt
You’ll probably want google translate turned on, because the Russian Burda site has this really amazing timeline detailing all of the Burda fashion history! Check it out!
The fall New Looks are here. I’m not finding anything super awesome for myself, but there are plenty of styles that are following the current trends. Let’s take a look: 6524 – This simple sheath dress comes with several sleeve options. Very consistent with the sleeve trends we’ve seen this year, though much … More 2017 Fall New Look Patterns
Tomorrow is the official start of the Annual PR Sewing Bee – and I’m in! It’s going to be a restless night of anticipation, followed by a frenzied morning of pattern and stash searching – wish me luck!
After my epically long previous post on my foray into style typing, you’d think I wouldn’t have much to add. But it’s me, so, it turns out my obsession was as yet unfulfilled and I found even more to discuss. Yet again this will be quite a lengthy post full of links, though many more … More Draping the Seasonal Colors (Wardrobe Planning Post #10)
I am going to preemptively warn you to grab some tea and cookies because this post is promising to be quite long. It’s pretty much an info-dump of 2 weeks worth of reading and research, plus some musings about what this all means in terms of developing my future sewing plans. I’m sure at least … More Style Typing and Other Food for Thought (Wardrobe Planning Post #9)