Style Analysis Update (Wardrobe Planning Post #12)

It’s crazy to think that I started rambling about Wardrobe planning on this blog back in 2016.  In hindsight of world events, it really feels like a lifetime ago.  Since my earliest late-night musings, I’ve played around with the Wardrobe Architect, the Curated Closet, and some 80s-era style classification systems.  All of these posts have … More Style Analysis Update (Wardrobe Planning Post #12)

Pattern Review 6-in-6 Wardrobe Contest Composite

Since I’ve already blogged about my first six items for my Spring Sew Geeky plans, this post is a bit redundant, but I figured I’d repost my official Pattern Review 6-in-6 Wardrobe Contest entry here for posterity. Wardrobe Contest Composite Review Inspiration: At the start of 2018 I had made it my goal to sew with … More Pattern Review 6-in-6 Wardrobe Contest Composite

Pattern Review: Closet Case Ginger Jeans (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #6)

The final item for my Pattern Review 6-in-6 Wardrobe Contest Entry is done!  And it’s jeans!  This is my first time making jeans, even though I wear RTW jeans almost every day.  I have to admit, it was super fun!  I’m overall really pleased with how these turned out.  There are a few things I’ll … More Pattern Review: Closet Case Ginger Jeans (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #6)

Pattern Review: Burda 7195 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #5)

The Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest is in the home stretch!  I’ve finished the topper, tops, and now my first of two bottoms!  This Burda pattern has been in my stash for quite a while, but really came on my radar when I saw Mimi G.’s version several years ago. I really liked these pants because … More Pattern Review: Burda 7195 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #5)

Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

The final top for my Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest entry is an oldie but a goodie – A remake of Simplicity 3536D.  This was one of the first patterns I ever made, way back in 2011, and despite my imperfect sewing, I loved the top so much I wore the fabric past the point of … More Pattern Review: Simplicity 3536D (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #4)

Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Continuing on with my Sew Geeky/Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe, I decided to make BurdaStyle 06-2014-103 as my second top for including in the contest entry. I thought that the contrast trim nicely echoed the design lines of many of the costumes from the Broadway musical, most specifically the white dress Esmeralda wears at the end … More Pattern Review: BS-06-2014-103 (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #3)

Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

This is the second item for my spring capsule/Pattern Review Wardrobe Contest.   I’ve entered the top-making phase of the contest, one down and 2 to go.  This isn’t the sort of top I typically wear, but I actually really enjoy the shape of the sleeves and relaxed fit. Here is my version: Here is my … More Pattern Review: Butterick 5388C (Sew Geeky Spring/Wardrobe Contest Item #2)

Makeup Overhaul and Product Review (Wardrobe Planning Post #11)

Before we get into this, I just want to throw out there that all of the products mentioned have been purchased with my own money, are not sponsored in any way, and all reviews are based on my opinion and experience working with the products.  I have a lot of links to a lot of … More Makeup Overhaul and Product Review (Wardrobe Planning Post #11)

Spring Sew Geeky Plans and Jumping into a Contest!

So, in my original plans for my year-long Sew Geeky challenge, I wasn’t going to start my spring sewing until February 21.  However, since I’ve been sick the past week, I spent a lot of time playing around with sewing plans for my year long challenge: creating mood boards on Pinterest, choosing colors, and picking … More Spring Sew Geeky Plans and Jumping into a Contest!