It’s hard to believe that we are already heading into the second half of the year. There was that brief period of pre-Covid early 2020 optimism, followed by the initial craziness of lockdown, and now what can only be described as an odd not quite post-lockdown hazy blur. Living in a region where things are … More Post-June Life Update (and a Little Sewing)
There is… a lot going on in the world right now. I have been watching, and listening, and thinking, and doing my best to understand how a nation that proclaims “liberty and justice for all” can still be so backwards. It would be nice to say that progress has happened (I mean, largely, over long … More Quarantine Life Update #2 and Other Sewing News
Well, I started this year off with grand plans…. And I’m pretty sure my blog followers know that they’ve pretty much fizzled out due to the crazy busy year I’ve had in all other aspects of my life. But, does that mean this challenge was a total bust? I don’t think so. I mean, sure, … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge Wrap Up and Looking Forward
Firstly, I have to give a shout out to Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow, who inspired me to start participating in the Sewing Top 5 last year. Although, this year I’m really not sure we can properly call this post a “Sewing Top 5” because I haven’t even fully made 5 things this year (for … More 2019 Sewing Top 5
I happened to come across this blog post at DIY Wardrobe blog (you can read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of the series here as well), and was enamored with the idea of making pie charts to examine my wardrobe. Why? Well, pie charts. I mean, obviously. But also because looking … More New Life New Wardrobe? (Sew Your Kibbe Challenge Update and Wardrobe Planning Post #14)
I wrote another guest post for MyBodyModel comparing several iPad drawing apps that are helpful for doing digital wardrobe sketching and planning. I’ve really been enjoying fashion sketching and have started doing it when I need to have a mental break. But before I really got into it, of course I had to experiment with … More MyBodyModel Guest Post – Digital Drawing App Comparison
Hard to believe, but 10 years ago I bought a sewing machine off of Amazon… and life hasn’t been the same since. Looking back on my sewing journey, it has been an interesting road, and one that I know still has a long way to go. I wrote about why I started sewing way back … More 10 Year Sewiversary!
While I was writing the main posts of my Sew Your Kibbe series, Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow did an exploratory post examining how her makes fit into the Kibbe Gamine recommendations. I thought this was a brilliant post, and wanted to do a similar self-analysis before jumping into the main planning and sewing posts … More Sew Your Kibbe: Sewing Self Analysis
In my introductory Sew Your Kibbe Challenge post, I proposed several guidelines for choosing your patterns. I thought it would be helpful to post a couple of example capsules. All of these are possible capsules I’m debating using for my personal challenge this year. I’m pretty busy this month, but due to the magic of … More Sew Your Kibbe Challenge: Soft Natural Capsule Examples
I’m pretty sure that the title of this post should come as no surprise given the past three months worth of posts about Kibbe and his style IDs. I’ve just completed posting the main series yesterday morning, and after having gone through all of the Kibbe types in such detail, I’m more certain than ever … More 2019: Sew Your Kibbe Challenge!