Monthly Archives: May 2015

Me-Made-May 2015: week 2

Week 2 of Me-Made-May has been a success! Honestly, reaching for me-made garments is remarkably second-nature to me now. If you’d have asked me even a year ago if I’d have thought that I could supply the bulk of my everyday wardrobe with self-made items, I don’t know if I would have believed you. Sunday, […]

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the hormonal, meltdown dress of tedium, plus an essay on motherhood

I really wanted a new dress to wear on Mother’s Day. I wanted to feel pretty, and I knew the pattern I wanted to use: the Davie dress from Sewaholic. It’s a knit dress, which means two things: 1) comfort and 2) maternity-friendly. I bought a length of medium-weight ponte in Denver, knowing that it would […]

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Me-Made-May 2015: week 1

I kicked off the month with an entirely me-made ensemble: the Plantain shirt made in a lightweight interlock and the Manila leggings in a lycra/cotton blend lightweight interlock. So far it’s my favorite of the me-made looks I’ve sported so far. (Neither of these pieces is yet blogged, but they will be!) Saturday, May 2, […]

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the leggings breakthrough, or when something seems like magic and then you realize that it’s actually the fruition of hard work

Now that I’m safely into trimester two of this pregnancy, I’m finding a good balance between lounging and doing. Sometimes I have the mojo I need for good sewing or (less enjoyable) needed cleaning. And other times I crash on the couch and watch Netflix or read a book. (Lately I’ve found a great reading groove. […]

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