Category Archives: Clothing

#makenine2019

This year’s #makenine is going to be totally different than last.  My wardrobe is no longer in crisis mode.  Last year’s make nine gives me a few TNT patterns and several wardrobe items to get me  through each season and … Continue reading

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#makenine2018

The Plan 1-Burda 05/2017 112B 2-Cashmerette Turner 3-Deer and Doe-Fumeterre 4-Simplicity-1692 5-Blank Slate Patterns-Pocketful of Poesies 6-McCalls-7081 7-Cashmerette-Appleton 8-Pauline Alice-Rosari Skirt 9- Sis Boom-Carolina Mae The Reality 1-Chevron Lace Cardigan 2-Burda-05/2017 #112B 3-Cashmerette-Turner 4-Cashmerette-Appleton 5-Cashmerette-Ipswich 6-Simplicity 1692 7-Pauline Alice-Rosari 8-Sis … Continue reading

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Summer Sweater, Autumn Dress

While I was on hiatus, another Cashmerette Turner joined my wardrobe. A fall floral in maroon extended to maxi length and with my scoop neck and all the other alterations of the previous this one should get plenty of wear. … Continue reading

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Alternative Holiday

I’ve been taking time off from the blog to catch up on all of the things. One of the things I’ve been trying to catch up on is cleaning out myriad stuff. My children in particular have a lot of … Continue reading

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Almost There

The simplicity of indie patterns sometimes lulls me into a false sense of security.  Not because they are simplistic, but just because I expect a pattern or pattern variations that go together.  Simplicity 1692 is not like that.  Views A … Continue reading

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Considering Style Elements: 10 Tips

You don’t need to define your style. You can refine your style instead. Copying a “style” may not get you where you need to be. It won’t tell you how to integrate more than one style. Instead, find what suits you, what makes you happy and what makes you feel good. Then practice putting those elements together to create your style. Continue reading

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Festival Season

Rain and more rain means that summer isn’t summery and fall is a bit of a mess. It means canceled plans and new opportunities. Cancelled plans do have their upsides. While getting to camp has been nigh impossible, getting to … Continue reading

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