Y’all I am so excited and I can’t even BELIEVE this is real!! The Patti Pocket Skirt aka my first ever PDF pattern is now live in the shop and available for purchase!!!!!!!!! Sorry not sorry for all the exclamation points.
It keeps pretending to be fall here but I know the truth. Another 80+ degree day is just around the corner. I’ve yet to put away my spring wardrobe and I still have a few warm weather blog posts to catch up on. This skirt has been in my “to alter” bin for ages. I made it in my Sewing 1 class at fit and really liked the color and simple shape so I kept it to wear for myself it just needed a few alterations.
Y’all…. we’ve actually been having some not-so-hot aka almost-fall-like weather down here! Its been so beautiful I’ve wanted to be outside every day. Unfortunately I’ve also been hustling my little booty off so I haven’t had much outdoors time. Feeling thankful for my sweet pup that gives me a reason to at least take a little break in the sun every day. Speaking of my pup… he makes a little cameo appearance in this post. Keep reading for his sweet face and (a lot!) more pictures of this AMAZING dress.
Welcome to the third and final installment of my Chi Town Chino shorts series. Its been quite hot here so these have been on steady rotation. I do love summer but I think I’m ready to pull out my button down shirts and trouser pants.. you? Keep reading for all the details on these short handmade shorts.
I love a good challenge. From time to time I get friends and family members asking me “hey can you make me this: (insert picture of cute outfit found on pinterest here)?” Often the question is hypothetical, every now and then its serious. When my cousin Tessa sent me a picture of a cute summer dress from one of those horrible cheap clothing sites where everything made in China and asked if she could pay me to replicate it for her honey moon in Greece… I gladly accepted the challenge. Plus.. it had tassels! Keep reading to see the inspiration for this dress and all the details.
Welcome to Part 2 of my Chi town Chino party. If you missed part 1, you can visit last weeks here. This week’s version is another longer pair in linen. Only this time we are going a bit darker. These shorts are so light and comfy – perfect for this super hot weather we’ve been having. Keep reading for more details!
The unofficial subtitle of this post is “I wish I lived closer to my grandma so I could take pictures in her yard all the time… and so I could see her more often :-p” The temperature is so hot here so most days I cant bare to leave the house in anything but a swingy dress. However when Rae of Made by Rae asked me to be a part of her blog tour celebrating the paper pattern release of the Cleo skirt I just had to oblige. She pretty much hooked me when I saw there was a midi length version and duh…pockets. Read on for all the dirty details! (And I do mean dirty… this project met an untimely end.)
Get ready for a handmade shorts blast! For the next three weeks I will be sharing with you my three (yes three!) most recent makes – all of which are shorts. Basically I was looking for holes in my closet and found that I’d like to have some more non-denim shorts… because now that I’m over 30 I felt the need for some “grown up shorts” – if that’s even a thing. Keep reading to learn more about this first pair, a slightly longer crisp tan linen set.
I dont wear this easy breezy tank as often as I should. It’s got a little bit of wonky-ness in the straps. But I love the delicate swing it has in the hemline and this linen is so light and airy. It’s great for summer. Keep reading for more details!
Guys! I made my first swimsuit!! .. and yes it’s true my husband hates it. I won’t go into all the details of the complexities of my husbands issues with my wardrobe choices. But lets just say his preferred bikini style is a bit more.. teeny weenie? Nevertheless, I made a swimsuit and I look like a mermaid so IDGAF! Details & pattern review to follow.