Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!

Helena and I had a fun chat with Dawn of Two On, Two Off on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast. Dawn lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and lately as she goes out running she has to be mindful of bear attacks! Scary. Helena, in California, is more concerned with stepping on a snake while out running (although unseen poles seem to be … Continue reading Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!

Berlin Fabric Haul = Wanted Tee and Blackwood Cardigan (and some Squamingos), so far

I bought a ton of fabric when I took a trip to Berlin a couple of months ago. I purposely only packed my suitcase about half full *just in case* I *might* buy some fabric. Hahahahaha. I visited Stoff & Stil where I purchased that Squamingo fabric I turned into a too-small tee, as well as the awesome tiger jacquard pictured below that I hope … Continue reading Berlin Fabric Haul = Wanted Tee and Blackwood Cardigan (and some Squamingos), so far

Inari Tee Dress by Named Clothing - Frivolous At Last

Thinking About a Custom-Printed Sprout Pattern? Here’s What You Need to Know

Have you tried Sprout Patterns? I have no affiliation but recently ordered a custom-printed pattern from them and wanted to share with you how that experience went. (Yes, Sprout, you’re welcome for the full-length infomercial.) Sprout is an offshoot of the custom fabric printing service Spoonflower, which allows you to upload your own fabric design — or choose from thousands of designs already uploaded by … Continue reading Thinking About a Custom-Printed Sprout Pattern? Here’s What You Need to Know

Wardrobe By Me Wardrobe Builder T-shirt with flamingos

I Hate It When I Squander Flamingos

Let me introduce you to my Squamingos (squandered flamingos). You all were so helpful in suggesting how to use this fabric so I didn’t turn out looking like a 7 year old, so I did feel a bit of pressure to come back to you with something great. (Thanks for the advice; you also inspired me to try the Wanted T-shirt by Vanessa Pouzet, which … Continue reading I Hate It When I Squander Flamingos