Cashmerette Springfield Top (and some Concords)

Earlier this week, Cashmerette released the Springfield top. I was a tester for the pattern. It came at the exact time I needed it. I was on the look out for a tank top pattern for wovens. My issue with most woven tank top patterns is that they don’t go up to my size. The … More Cashmerette Springfield Top (and some Concords)

McCall’s 7094 and an evolving wardrobe

Back when I hacked my Cashmerette Springfield top into a pussybow, I kind of felt like my wardrobe was making some pretty substantial shifts in a new but not completely different direction. I’ve always leaned toward vintage-inspired looks and the way my wardrobe is going is not much different, but maybe a bit more “grown … More McCall’s 7094 and an evolving wardrobe

Pattern Hacking Smorgasbord

First off, thank you for the wonderful comments and messages on all my social media formats on my last post. Your support means so much to me and helps life me up on bad days. I cannot thank you enough for both reading my posts on chronic illness and responding to them. Even a “like” … More Pattern Hacking Smorgasbord

Wardrobe Planning, #2017MakeNine, and Goals Update

I haven’t been really up on my wardrobe planning previously, but at the beginning of the summer, I decided to try it again. My focus was on pieces that would help me with a transitional wardrobe so that some could be used for summer into fall with a few extra layers. Top Row: Appleton Dress: … More Wardrobe Planning, #2017MakeNine, and Goals Update

Me Made May 2017 Round up, Summary, and Plans

Well, another Me Made May is done. Other than not loving the term “me made” (but embracing the fact that it is out there and accepted terminology by most of the sewing blog community), I really enjoy the concept of it. This is the second time I have fully documented my outfits throughout the month. … More Me Made May 2017 Round up, Summary, and Plans

Year in Review

Originally, I was going to post this after my holiday, but I suddenly feel like posting it now since inspiration has struck! #2017MakeNine roundup I completed 4/9 projects: Cashmerette Appleton dress in a tropical knit print. I adore it! Burda Cowl Neck top in a turquoise cotton lycra. I think it would be great in … More Year in Review

Cashmerette Webster Dress

I loved the look of the Cashmerette Webster Dress when it was released at the beginning of the summer. I’m not super sold on it on me, though, for a few reasons. I like my finished product, but there are fit issues so I don’t love it. I don’t expect a perfect fit out of … More Cashmerette Webster Dress