Me Made May: the oh, wow, I didn’t realize I’d put on weight edition

I really fell off the picture-taking wagon lately. But I’m trotting out a mix of old and new pictures here so I can still give you a tour of some of the things I wore, things I found I couldn’t wear anymore, and things I made in the last days of May. Sadly, I discovered that this Skipper Tunic I made last summer from fabric … Continue reading Me Made May: the oh, wow, I didn’t realize I’d put on weight edition

Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

So it only took me two weeks to get sick of taking daily photos for Me-Made May! I mostly worked from home this week, and ran errands and did the day-to-day-life thing, so nothing too exciting to show you in terms of daily outfits. However, let me show a couple of garments I sewed up that made their debut this week. This is the Willamette … Continue reading Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top

Me-Made-May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 2…

…in which Lori apologizes for boring you to death with her daily outfits. Now that I’ve started this daily cataloguing, I can’t seem to stop, no matter how excruciating for everyone involved. Especially my #UnsungSewingBlogHero, my long-suffering photographer/husband. He’s the best. May 8: I’m on the steering committee for an organization called Radio Trailblazers which mentors and celebrates women in the radio broadcasting industry, and … Continue reading Me-Made-May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 2…

Me-Made May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 1

Day 1: heading to work to give a presentation to trade commissioners from Italy, Spain, and the UK. Wearing: BurdaStyle dress. Rocked it! (Both the dress and the presentation.) Day 2: going to work. Attending a special luncheon at which my friend and colleague Dana Lee was receiving a posthumous award for being awesome. Wearing: BurdaStyle blouse, me-made silver bird pendant, and RTW pencil skirt. … Continue reading Me-Made May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 1

Frivolous At Last - Linden Sweatshirt / Toaster Sweater

A “Toasted Linden” and other pink confections that are definitely not a sign of internalized misogyny

GUYS! I love this shirt! As you can see from all the wrinkles, I have been wearing it non-stop since I made the last stitch. I’m calling it the Toasted Linden because I used the Linden Sweatshirt pattern by Grainline Studio as a base, but modified it to look more like the Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven. (Does this make me a bad person … Continue reading A “Toasted Linden” and other pink confections that are definitely not a sign of internalized misogyny

Chai Tees: Preparing for Me Made May

As you may know, I’ve been on a ready-to-wear fast since January 1st, 2018. Not being able to buy any clothes in stores is forcing me to sew more basics. Normally I would just buy wardrobe basics and focus on sewing things that are more interesting. Like binging on candy rather than eating my veggies. But I’m finding that sewing basics is very satisfying, and, … Continue reading Chai Tees: Preparing for Me Made May