Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

I absolutely LOVE this dress. I cut and stitched it up in about 5 hours. The next day, I did a slight adjustment to the bodice (more on that below), and hemmed the sleeves and skirt. If I had been a good sewcialist, I would've googled the pattern, Vogue 8825, to find out that the … Continue reading Vogue 8825: A Jungly faux wrap dress

Jungle January 2016: It begins.

The first year I participated in Jungle January I was really hesitant. I didn't wear animal prints ever and the thought made me shudder. Little by little, I found myself wearing animal prints more and more and now nearly every day. I had lots of encouragement from my fellow sewcialists and now I agree with … Continue reading Jungle January 2016: It begins.

Jungle January Gunmetal and being bossed around!

Amity and I were talking about Gunmetal and color combination and all the ways you could make up this pattern when she came up with a Sew Bossy project for me. She wanted to send me fabric for a Gunmetal in colors she thought I could pull off but that I wouldn't necessarily pick for … Continue reading Jungle January Gunmetal and being bossed around!

The Sewcialists do it again with Red October

We were chatting the other night on Twitter about wanting to sew something in red. How awesome is red! LadyKatza calls red a neutral and we all agreed that we needed something in red. And LadyK came up with the hashtag. I love that woman! Here are some details: Make a garment in red fabric. … Continue reading The Sewcialists do it again with Red October

I lived off Belmont Street, aka the Colette Hawthorn

The Hubbinator and I met in Portland, Oregon and lived off Belmont street (about 5 blocks from Hawthorn) the year before we moved to Chicago. It was a two bedroom behind a really cool video rental place that had an excellent selection of international films, which we both enjoy. It was also close to the … Continue reading I lived off Belmont Street, aka the Colette Hawthorn

My Voice

Lady Katza has revived the Blog Voices vlog meme and I'm all to eager to hear everyone's accents and ways of saying different words. Here's the list of words and some questions I answered to give you a sense of where I'm from: List of Words: Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, … Continue reading My Voice

Sew Bossy via Sew Busy Lizzy

  Have you heard of the Sew Bossy Initiative? Read about it here if you haven't heard. You might remember the Sew Bossy exchange I did with Heather and Gillian. It was the pink polka dot top. Lizzy over at Sew Busy Lizzy sent me a Sew Bossy package and it arrived last week just … Continue reading Sew Bossy via Sew Busy Lizzy