T’is the Season

Wow! Time sure is starting to pick up the closer to Christmas we get. I’m not sure how much posting I will be doing as shop orders for gifts start coming in on top of all the hustle and bustle of Christmas parties, decorating, shopping, and baking I have lined up. Oh, and home renos :) Continue reading


Quick Projects = Instant Gratification

While my previous post was about planned projects, organized sewing, and the benefits of stitching out of season, this post veers to the other end of the spectrum.  I have come to realize that I really enjoy interspersing my longer clothing projects with small, quickie items. These are not only a break from more involved pattern reading and construction, but allow for instant gratification in a time crunch. And who isn’t all about instant gratification in today’s society? :) Continue reading

MMJ: Day 22

I’m getting a little behind in my posts, but better late than never. My outfit for yesterday, day 22 of Me Made June was definitely a cheater outfit. I had a cute skirt selected, complete with new strappy sandals, and then I awoke to rain, rain, and more rain. Added to the fact that it was cold out, and that I had two minutes to make a wardrobe change before leaving for work, and this is what I came up with.

** after seeing this photo – I realize the tunic top needs some altering. It was another clearance rack find ($4!), but it definitely needs to be brought in a little bit at the sides and armpits so that it looks less sloppy! **
The goods:
Infinity scarf – Me Made!
Eyelet tank – Old Navy
Jeans – Warehouse One
Sandals – Roxy
Earrings – Le Chateau

Hours worn:

Places visited: Work, dinner with bf.

Main activities: Working … watching the NHL Awards on TV… not by choice :)

Wear again? Yes! I’ve worn this scary so many times and love it more each time. It’s so fun! 

I also have a dress cut out of the scarf fabric that I need to get around to putting together…  It’s this Cynthia Rowley pattern, and I’m interested to see how it will turn out. Just as soon as I feel brave enough to tackle an invisible zipper.

I really love working with jersey. It’s simple and forgiving, so you can’t go wrong. Next up on my list is a few of these necklaces, in a bright coral!