Trying to find a new way to connect in 2022. In this video I unbox my new Alabama Chanin The School of Making DIY Kit project.
I'm not going to lie - trying to do the Wool& #100daydresschallenge and Me Made May at the same time was daunting! It is one of the main reasons I chose the Long Black Rowena Dress - I felt like I needed the most simple canvas possible to pull it off. It was a good … Continue reading Me Made May 2021 – the time I did two challenges at once
Happy 2021 but wow, where the heck did 2020 go? I can't believe I just looked back and my last blog post was in October 2019. Despite the obvious, a global pandemic, I had a lot of changes in 2020. On January 1st I started a full time job finally using my accounting degree. Having … Continue reading 2020 is gone and I’m okay with that!
I always thought the Alabama Chanin poncho looked a bit impractical. The first time I seriously considered wanting one was when I was at the weekend workshop three years ago and one of our fellow stitchers, Jackie, was wearing her poncho as an asymmetrical skirt. Now here was an interesting idea. In fact, my sister … Continue reading My First Poncho
I have always coveted Alabama Chanin indigo clothes. I especially like all of the indigo and New Leaves designs in the 2015 summer collection. Here’s a link to my Indigo Pinterest Board if you want to droll over them yourselves. I actually purchased a yard of AC indigo fabric while I was at the factory … Continue reading Indigo Experiment
My two most recent makes are simple tops that will be the basis of a lot of outfits. The more time I spend stitching, the more I realize it is important to be thoughtful about what I make. It’s so easy to see all of the beautiful pictures of Alabama Chanin inspired clothes and want … Continue reading Two Tops
Sometimes inspiration comes when you aren't even looking for it. And what can be more inspiring than a new life coming into this world. I'm about to become a great-Aunt again and as I was perusing the baby shower gift registry there it was, in the shape of a whale. Actually, the whole registry took … Continue reading Baby Shower Gift
Another Me Made May in the books. And what a great month it was. I almost made it everyday wearing a garment I had made, almost! And even more important, I finished a few projects that have been gnawing at me way too long. I wasn't quite as analytical about my wears as some - … Continue reading Me Made May 2019 Wrap Up
I'm still at it! This is the best I've done but I have to admit, this week I'm starting some repeats. I'm chalking that up to just realizing what really works well. Wednesday, May 15 Working from home day, always my poodle's favorite day. Here's one of the first corset's I made from a goodwill … Continue reading Me Made May Week Three
Here's my wrap up for the second week of May. So far, so good: Wednesday, May 8 My best pictures are the ones with my dog in them! Pattern: Fitted Tee from an Alabama Chanin kit Sleeve/Length: Cap sleeve Technique: Reverse Appliqué with a few appliquéd circles from the scraps Top Layer Fabric: Black Bottom … Continue reading Me Made May 2019 Week Two