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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Petals & Wine

If you’re a maker or sewist, do you have some absolute favorites of favorites that you’ve made and just always want to come back to? That’s how I feel about this upcycled coat that I worked on during grad school. I didn’t have a whole lot of time to sew but needed some creative outlet […]

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First Make of 2019

This past week, I have been sewing quite a bit more than I had been the past month or so. I’m not sure if it was just the holidays and the busy-ness, or if I was just at that inevitable stage in my creative process where I needed a little hiatus. I guess it was […]

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New Year, New Light

I know New Year’s Day was already a week ago, but I often spend that week really reflecting on the past year and what sort of changes I’d like to make in the upcoming year in order to progress. We all just want to keep moving forward, right? But in order to move forward, changes […]

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