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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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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Winter Whites

As most people probably feel about their own home towns, there are many places around my home city that I believe to be pretty awesome, and help make it what it is. Something I absolutely love about Cleveland is our parks. We have an amazing park system. Tucked away in the Metroparks is Squire’s Castle, […]

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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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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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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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