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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Red, White Ruffle, and Blue

It’s officially Memorial Day weekend and I’m not sure about the rest of you but I usually find myself wearing my American pride with a tri-color ensemble of some kind. As it is nearing the end of #memademay and Memorial Day is around the corner, I wanted to bring out this white ruffle skirt I […]

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Finding My Stripes

I think I’ve always considered Spring to be a favorite season of mine -when Ohio actually experiences one that is ;). Spring is the mark of new beginnings–figuratively and literally speaking. After being cooped up inside all winter, it feels really good to shed the old and welcome the new. Last week, I swapped out […]

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