Gingham-spired

For a maker, inspiration sure comes from everywhere. And sometimes from where you least expect. I’m often inspired by movies and TV, but also by other designers and brands, as well as people–those I know, or even strangers. I think the fact that this is true–that inspiration often comes from anywhere, especially if you’re always […]

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Tailored Habits

It’s hard to believe it’s already the ides of June, or that we are half way through 2019. But, at the same time part of me is saying “It’s only June!?” because this first half of the year has been rather trying. I lost my mom back in April, after her long struggle with cancer. […]

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Matched Set

There’s been a definite trend in fashion lately for matching separates. At first, I wasn’t too sure about it but I’m now in complete favor of them, and really, matching your top and bottom isn’t actually a new concept in fashion. We did this in the mid-20th century then got away from it in the […]

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That’s a Wrap

Versatility of clothing pieces is something I’ve grown to appreciate a lot more as I’ve gotten older. I mean, it makes sense because as you grow older, your priorities change and also the activities/lifestyle you need to dress for. I’m a big fan of finding ways to wear clothes all year ’round. Seasonless dressing is […]

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Russes & Roulette

To all my fellow sewists, designers, creatives, fashion professionals, etc….you all know how our inspiration comes from everywhere, right? This is honestly one of the biggest truths of fashion and also why I love it so much. I always get a little upset when “fashion” is seen as something meaningless and frivolous because that is […]

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Spring Transition

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the flowers are budding…Spring is just around the corner, and boy am I ready. Aren’t you? It seems this winter has been especially brutal. Here in Ohio, we’ve had such crazy fluctuations the whole season that it’s just been exhausting. To give you an example, one day […]

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Green & Gold Envy

It’s interesting to see how people–as individuals– interpret color. Especially in terms of dress. We all understand how clothing and the way we wear it is a form of personal expression, so is that equally as true for the way we wear color? Does how we wear color say something about ourselves? Hmm…something to ponder. […]

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Multiple Personal[style]ities

Do you ever think about how many different personal styles you actually have? One to match each part of your life…like for work, exercise, lounging at home, special occasions, running errands…I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately because sometimes I feel like what I’m blogging about here doesn’t always match up with my “everyday” […]

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Time After Time

The best patterns are the ones you continuously return to, time and time again. Sometimes it’s the fit it provides, the fabrics you like to use with it, the gap it fills in your closet, or maybe how they make you feel. I first made this pants pattern last Spring in a ticking fabric and […]

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