Halloween Sewing 2019- The Addams Family

I’m sew excited to share these Halloween makes! I lucked out this year- As soon as Ami saw the previews of the new Addams Family animated movie she was all in for us dressing up as the family. Now my son at 11 took a bit more convincing, but in the end he hopped on board. I adore Halloween. Not the scary stuff so much but the dressing …

Vacation Sewing- Odgen Floral Cami and Red + White Stripe Holly Pants

I’m just back from the most relaxing mini vacation with my family in Hobe Sound, Florida. Beautiful beach days with high winds led to some gorgeous waves and cool breezy weather. Perfect beach vacation! Today I’m focusing on the Red and White Stripe Holly Pants and Odgen Cami. I’ll share more on the other makes when I get a few more pics taken to show detail. My sis …

Universal Orlando Vacation Makes!

We’re just back from a whirlwind family reunion vacation at Universal Orlando!  Perfect family trip plus lots of new makes!  Off season- so hardly any waiting in lines, relatively cool weather *for Florida in September* and a roomy Air bnb home to relax in with all the family. The kids were at the prefect age too for our first visit to Universal.  Both tall enough for most rides …

Colorblocked Crepe Koos Van Den Akker Kimono Jacket V1493

So excited for tonight….my husband and I are going to see Coldplay!!!  So of course I had to make something new to wear! Here’s my colorblocked crepe Koos Van Den Akker Jacket, Vogue V1493. I bought the tickets ages ago for Vic’s Christmas present. The hotel we’re staying at is walking distance to the venue (Hard Rock-Miami Gardens) so we don’t have to worry about the hassle of …

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 …

Creme de la Creme Granville Blouse

I think this is my favorite Granville blouse yet!  The cotton double gauze on this Crème de la crème woven is just luscious.  It’s so soft and a nice light weight.  Great for summer and layered in the fall.  I was originally planning on doing some sashiko stitching on the back yoke but decided the simplicity of this shirt is much more versatile for me right now.  And I …

Summer Sewing Plans 2016

This afternoon will be our first day where we’re permanently settled in our new apartment in Plantation! The hardest part of being back and forth while Nigel finished out the school year was my limited sewing time.  I was able to do a bit of pattern testing and sewed up some new swimwear for the kids on the weekends but really couldn’t start any big projects. Plus, I haven’t …