Friday, December 14, 2018

Top Nine of 2018


My Instagram feed had a huge increase in sewing projects this year so it was no surprise to see that my top nine posts were all sewing related. The amount of interaction and engagement on these was really amazing and I thought it'd be fun to go over each of the makes in more detail since I've been slacking on the blog posts.

Here are the patterns for each of the makes in the photo above:
Top row: 1. Fringe Dress 2. Boundless Dress. 3. Boundless Dress.
Middle row: 4. Suki Kimono. 5. Kalle Shirt. 6. York Pinafore.
Bottom row: 7. York Pinafore. 8. Boundless Dress. 9. Tea House Dress.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Year Of Sewing: Reflecting Back on 2018


Even though I’ve been sewing intermittently for years, this year’s choice to delve into the sewing world and sew myself a handmade wardrobe has been a game changer. My 2017 new year’s resolution to do more of what makes me happy made me take a look at sewing, sewing more in general as well as more for myself. I didn’t have any immediate goals or expectations for where it would take me, but being proactive has pushed me further than I could’ve dreamed and I’m really excited to reflect on everything I’ve accomplished this year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Handmade Halloween: The One That Started It All!


Now that Halloween is right around the corner, I'm going back through our handmade Halloween history with the costume that started it all: Jadon's Naughty Noo Noo costume! What is it? Excellent question and one that almost every single person asked. Andrew and I had no idea that the journey to bringing this costume to life would be the beginning of a family tradition with no end in sight.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Marigold Floral Jumpsuit | #sewmystyle2018


April's Sew My Style pattern was definitely a push outside my comfort zone, but that is kind of the point so I was happy to have a bit of a challenge. The jumpsuit isn't something I have in my wardrobe just yet so I decided to go for it. Turns out, I really enjoyed working through this pattern and my finished jumpsuit is actually quite fun and comfortable to wear. I'm happy to say that I've found a few occasions to wear this to including a special day with the queen of jumpsuits herself, Alison Faulkner.

Monday, March 26, 2018

2017: The Year of Travel | New York


I love New York. I've been to visit a few times as a teen and I've always wanted to go back. It's been at the top of my favorite places and I finally had a chance to go back with the entire family last year during our epic east coast road trip. Andrew has never been a fan of larger cities so New York never appealed to him which made it hard to convince him to take a trip there. It was never on the radar until last year when our obsession with Hamilton hit. So did we really plan an entire 10 day long trip to the east coast soley because we scored tickets to Hamilton on Broadway? Yes, yes we did. That is exactly how this crazy trip idea started.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Kalle Shirt and Shirtdress | #SewMyStyle2018


The Kalle shirt and shirtdress pattern from Closet Case Patterns wasn't exactly love at first sight for me. I've never been a huge button up wearer and it isn't really a style I would normally pick myself. Since it's the March Sew My Style challenge, I decided to go for it anyway and get some more experience under my belt. With it already being half way through the month, I've successfully completed two versions of this pattern and am really glad I pushed outside my comfort zone. Not only did I learn a few new things, I also have two pieces that look way more polished than my usual wardrobe.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2017: The Year of Travel | Boston


Our first visit to the east coast as a family took place in a whirlwind 10 day long trip that started in Boston. We've always had illusions of doing crazy long road trips to cover as much ground as possible, but this was the first time we have ever done it to this extent. Starting in Boston and winding our way through New York, Philadelphia, and DC, this trip gave us a nice overview of Colonial America while also allowing us to take advantage of as much as we could while we were there.

Airfare isn't cheap, epecially when you have kids that aren't free anymore. Aiming to be as budget friendly as possible, it's natural for us to throw in as much as we can whenever we splurge on airfare. That being said, this was a crazy idea to start with and we were actually pretty exhausted well before we were done.