Brocade Fever

As the holidays are looming and the snow is falling (literally), I have been pondering the things I would like to make for the upcoming season. Well, I suppose I’ve already started since I’ve been feeling this brocade fever that hasn’t quite broken. I suspect it probably won’t break for a while…I mean, you need […]

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Rhapsody in Blue & White

My last post brought a couple pieces of frosting, and well…this one does too. There have always been certain color combos I just can’t seem to get away from. Blue and white is certainly one of them. I attribute it mostly to my mom’s collection of delft pottery. Growing up, all the pieces were displayed […]

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Dual Statement

I’ve been a bit MIA from blogging lately. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about sewing and what it means to me, why I like it. And here’s what I came up with: I like to put things together. As I thought more about this, it became clear that it pertains in both a literal […]

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A Gilded Garment

What is it about anything gold and shiny? I mean, really. With fabrics–I’m like a bird attracted to shiny things. I find myself naturally gravitating to the metallic fabrics whenever I go into a fabric shop, and then while handling them I’m thinking about design possibilities and talking myself into reasons for buying said fabrics. […]

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Chambray Wide-Legs

It’s not often you get an opportunity to wear pants in the middle of July here in Ohio, but last week there was opportunity. It chilled down a bit and was quite rainy, which meant this light weight pair of high-waisted pants I recently made were actually put to use. I seem to be making […]

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Simple Summer Tank

One of the greatest perks of knowing how to sew is being able to re-create things you’ve seen someone wearing, at the stores, on TV, from music, art, etc. I am one who does this OFTEN and is probably what got me going with design in the first place, when I was very young and […]

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Statement Kimono

Sure, it was 95 degrees when we took these pictures, but thank goodness for fun kimonos to throw on in the summer air conditioning! You know how it goes…you’re boiling hot on a 90 some degree day in the middle of summer and all you really want to do is jump in a pool or […]

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An Intentional Match

When I was in college, I started my first blog and called it Callie’s Closet. This was when blogs were starting to become a “thing” and I thought I’d give it a go. At first, I struggled with finding my voice–I constantly kept thinking about who I was “talking to” instead of just kind of […]

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Add Some Lace

Seriously, I don’t know what it is with me and kimonos. I just really love them as a little something extra to add on. So with that, I bring you another kimono (and don’t you worry, I have another one or two to share after this ;) ) Sometimes when I spot fabric I like […]

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An Easy Update: From White to Blue

Did you ever have something you liked but maybe didn’t wear much, or something just wasn’t exactly right about it…yet you didn’t want to throw away? That’s where some good ol’ RIT dye comes in handy. I didn’t make this one, but I’ve had this easy, breezy summer dress with a little keyhole and knot […]

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