New Year, Healthy Mindset + Sewing

Cheers to a most wonderful new chapter of your life's journey, your life's story...and the calendar's decade! You are here, in the now. And as you contemplate how you'd like to move forward today, new sews and new adventures are probably among your list of hopeful accomplishments for 2020. I've never been one to set... Continue Reading →

Gala Gown Is In Town

Patterns for Pirates just released this year's hot-ticket holiday pattern: the Gala Gown. When I saw this dress go up for testing, I hopped in at the earliest moment. I wanted to see if the low-cut "v" could be flattering on a very small-chested body (the verdict was a resounding yes!), and I was giddy... Continue Reading →

SLPco Holiday Blog Tour 2019

    Welcome to the second day of magic at the Simple Life Holiday Blog Tour 2019! The fun continues! I'm so honored to be among the awesome bloggers within the tour; it not only gets me sewing my holiday outfits early (cha-ching!) --  but it also enlivens my feed with such beautiful, festive, and... Continue Reading →

Tawsha Dress as a Top!

   The Tawsha Dress from New Horizons Designs is the easiest, cutest A-line dress project! The day before the first day of school, I asked my girls, "Did you want a new dress for your first day?" 🙈 I mean...who would say no? My girls speedily ran to my fabric stash, chose their sparkly unicorns and... Continue Reading →

Sew What You Love

 As an avid seamstress, tester, designer, promoter (etc. etc.) over the last 8 years, I started to sink into a bit of the at-home, fast-fashion mindset. Even though I wasn't promoting a large box store of exploited seamstresses, I was a bit exploited...and sewing for something ... I'm not sure quite what -- to be... Continue Reading →

Sewing: Manhattan Dress Maxi

I have some big news: My husband is becoming a US Citizen in 10 days!! We've been married 8 years and have been through the full (lengthy) immigration process -- so this is a huge time for us 😀 His Oath Ceremony will be extremely special, and I wanted to wear something timeless yet festive.... Continue Reading →

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