Hello lovelies! Welcome to a new series on the blog called 3 Ways. This series is a new thing I’m starting this year to help you make the most of your closet with less. In the series I’m taking one or two staple pieces and styling them 3 different ways to show you how to work with all the pieces in your closet that you may have been hesitant to mix and match. The series will also have color variations of certain staples as well to show you how to mix colors.
Last year, ones who met me and found out I sew asked me the ever known question “do you do alterations?”. Some even assume upon me telling them I sew that I automatically will fix their outfits. And finally I’ve had a person actually tell me, rudely, “well if you don’t do sewing for others what’s the point in telling people you sew?”. So today I want to talk about saying no and being confident in your talents.
I spent most of 2018 putting things off until the last minute. Between laziness, feelings of inadequacy and comparing myself to others, I skipped out on many missed opportunities.
Being pear shaped can be awesome if the right clothes are worn to flatter certain parts. Often on the pear shaped woman it is common to flatter the chest area because it is smaller on that body type and draws as less attention to the behind as possible.
Since I can remember, I’ve been small in frame. It annoyed me as I grew up to hear people comment on it, to hear people express their thoughts and what was described as jealousy over and over about how skinny my body was. It made me self conscious.
“Resisting change, we hold on. Accepting change, we let go.”
I’ve been letting go of a lot of frustrations lately. Shedding skin like a snake, molting like a mammal and like an evolving butterfly, coming out of many cocoons with new versions of myself.
Recently I decided to make a capsule collection showcasing the colors green and white. I wasn’t really sure how to document each piece made in the green and white collection I did so I decided to do a recap through the individual pieces. The pattern and fabric details for each piece will be listed below at the bottom in the order of which the pictures appear.
Cool? Let’s get started!
I’ve never been much of a jean collector. 3 pairs of jeans and I’m set. However since discovering Mimi G’s Simplicity #8655 pattern (found HERE) I’ve been wanting ALL the statement pants lately.
I’m so excited to write about this dress and this photoshoot. My husband is always on the search for fabric bargains, so when he video-called me to see if I was interested in a green tablecloth he found at a garage sale one day I was slightly skeptical. I would’ve never imagined it’d turn into this beautiful work of art.
Recently I inherited my husband’s Grandmother Pearl’s industrial sewing machine. Along with the machine she gave me a number of other vintage items she had, some when she was in sewing school and others when she made gowns for clients back in the 70s/80s. A large amount of thread was in that bundle.