Hemp/Wool Tweed Vogue Wrap Skirt V9209 + Breton Stripe Top

Here are my first makes for the New Year- a nautical inspired tweed wrap skirt V9209 with a Breton stripe knit top! I feel so elegant and chic! Nautical looks are on trend this season which makes this perfect for my work wardrobe.  I’ve been dying to try out this Vogue pattern midi wrap skirt with its button detail for a few months now.  I love the highwaist, button closure plus faux button and the interesting angle of the wrap. So versatile- I can dress it up with heels or wear it with my converse to work. Organic Cottons Plus contacted me in December to […]

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Work Wardrobe: Lantern Sleeve Blouse and Denim Culottes

I think this look is one of my favorites!  I love the simplicity of this white lantern sleeve blouse with the dark denim culottes. Both pieces are such versatile basics.  Perfect for work and for the weekend. I wish I had started sewing pieces like these earlier! The denim culottes are my second version of my pattern hack/mashup of B5504 by Connie Crawford and By Hand London’s Holly Pant.  I did everything construction wise identical to my Rust Culottes so for more sewing details check out that post!  These were made in a stretch Classico Indigo Denim(OOS) I found at Marcy Tilton. I cut the fabric […]

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Work Wardrobe: Apollo Gray Selvedge Wrap Culottes

I think the best part of going back to work for me is how much my personal style has developed.  Working in fashion has made me really reevaluate what I’m wearing and how to get the most out of my wardrobe.  Next week I’ll share my full plan but I couldn’t wait to show off my first makes for my new Work Wardrobe!  I’ve been wearing these Apollo Gray Selvedge Wrap Culottes quite a bit, to work and out and about. I made a similar wrap pant a year or to ago in a cheap remnant fabric and always planned to make another in […]

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Handmade Halloween 2016

Yesterday was Halloween!  My favorite holiday of all.  I think I just like an excuse to dress up! Unfortunately Ami got sick last minute so no trick or treating for her or me! :(  Luckily we had a community party yesterday and a get together with the cousins this past weekend so not a total loss. Vic and Nigel hit the motherload so we know where to go next year! This year Ami decided she wanted her first store bought costume-she wanted to go full out as a Disney princess.  She picked out Mulan at the Disney Store.  Sparkly and […]

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Wide Leg Trouser Culottes in Hemp Recycled Poly Twill

These Wide Leg Trouser Culottes have been on my mind for ages.  I bought the fabric on a whim a few months ago when I bought the knits for my Mandy Boat Tees. It’s Hemp and Recycled Poly in an Olive from Honey Be Good in a nice twill weave and just a bit of sheen.  I’m tempted to give the charcoal a go as well.  It looks almost like a heavy wool but it’s just 10oz. Disclosure: I’m an affiliate partner with Craftsy and receive compensation if you click-through my affiliate link below. All opinions are my own. I drafted […]

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Navy Midi Dress + Birthday Recap

Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments on my Autumn Hemp Donna Karan Dress and for all the Birthday Wishes!  I had an amazing 40th Birthday and wanted to share more about what we did and what I wore! worn here: Navy Midi Dress, Autumn Hemp Silk Donna Karan Wrap Dress/Jacket V1384, Navy Pumps, Tapestry Tote from AIC I made this Navy Midi dress to wear with my gold dress (as a jacket) to keep my look a little more casual and daytime appropriate.  I wanted a slim silhouette for layering and thought Navy would be a good contrast to the […]

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