Getting into menswear with the Negroni

Sewing projects get bumped to the front of the sewing to-do list for a variety of reasons. I'm still working on a swimsuit for Betsy but the alterations, which always require a non-tired Leila, made for an embarrassing delay. I still needed to sew something and I wanted to sew something for men. At work, … Continue reading Getting into menswear with the Negroni

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

Abstract Floral Violet, Or I can’t believe I’m wearing a print blouse!

Most of you know what the Colette Violet blouse looks like. Some of you might remember my first Violet blouse and those of you who chat with me on Twitter, remember that there's actually an undocumented Violet- the one with the awesome white shirting I got from The French Seam. (It's white and has a … Continue reading Abstract Floral Violet, Or I can’t believe I’m wearing a print blouse!

Chiffon Violet aka Is Your Band Opening for “That Dog”?

If you don't remember who That Dog is, go do some digging. They're fun. They are a 90s rock band that rocked my world back in the day. 90s rock basically rocks this house. The Hubbinator is also a huge 90s rock guy. So, when he saw my new blouse, my chiffon Violet, he said, … Continue reading Chiffon Violet aka Is Your Band Opening for “That Dog”?