Month: May 2015

Me-Made-May’15 Part Three

Hence why I used ‘part’ instead of ‘week’ in my post titles… lol So my MMMay kinda fizzled out a little, but not because I didn’t meet my pledge… only because I ran out of things to wear! :) The only one I didn’t wear was my purple knit tank (unblogged). I’ve only worn it a time or two, but after putting it on the other day I found a hole I need to fix :/ 17|31 Wore my orange aztec Union St. Tee to take photos of my little nephew :) 18|31 A little zebra print for work! 19|31 Finished my pencil skirt just in time for another workday. 24|31 Grocery shopping and a Memorial Day BBQ in my new KnitFix top (unblogged). 25|31 A lazy Monday off work in my Splitback Tee! 29|31 Ready for summer! And my brightest work outfit ever in my Maya Maxi. 31|31 The me-made section of my closet :) My floral Bellevue top and my PJ shorts were worn a bunch but never photographed. Everything else made it’s way into my …

D is for DVF Leather Combo Pencil Skirt

The A to Z Brand Inspiration Challenge. It’s all about taking something I find that I love and re-creating it. In order, of course, because I like things to have some kind of order. lol I’ve also been trying to find things with some sort of unique detail that challenges my sewing ability in some way or causes me to adjust a pattern to match the item. My choice for D could have been really easy. D is for DVF – why not do a wrap dress? Well, it seemed like too traditional of a choice at the time, though it would have been an excellent challenge. Maybe it was too much pressure. Maybe I should have just gone for it. Anyway, I didn’t. I decided to try a new material instead – vegan leather! Inspiration: Diane Von Furstenberg — Leather Combo Pencil Skirt (now out of stock) Theirs: $Some crazy amount of money (something like these) Mine: ~$16 (including the cost of the pattern, which I got on sale back when I still lived …

Memorial Day

I spent a month in DC for one of my pharmacy rotations during my last year of school. It’s such a beautiful city to visit, and home to so many wonderful memorials honoring those we’ve lost. In honor of the day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorite photos from while I was there. My uncle’s name is in the top photo. I never got to meet him, but I hear he was a really amazing guy. Uncle Andy, I’m thinking of you today. Until next time,

Onesies for the Little!

It’s probably no surprise by now that I love the Matilda legging pattern from Spit Up & Stilettos. Actually I love all of their patterns, I just have yet to try any of the others :)! And all of their women’s patterns are free! But they also have some awesome kid patterns — soooo now that I have a little nephew to sew for — I decided to try out the Dylan Onesie for this month’s TMS challenge! I wasn’t quite ready to take on Menswear… but for this little guy… that I can do!   (we had a little 6-month photo session last weekend… isn’t he the cutest!?!) :) So anyway, I made two. For the first, I used this leftover two sided cotton jersey… so now he can match his momma (and his aunt!) lol For the second one I used some of my Spoonflower puppy fabric (also used for my crazy dog lady project!)… so now he can also wear his furry cousins on his clothes! The color of the green is more …

Me-Made-May’15 Part Two

09|31 Too hot outside to wear sweaters! But my self-drafted aztec sweater also doubles wonderfully as a comfy robe around the house when the boy keeps it too cool for me :) 10|31 My sis and I walked a 5K — I wore my new pink Matilda leggings (more to come…!) 11|31 More new leggings! (unblogged) and a sweet little pup face :) I guess Finny approves of them :) 12|31 It was finally cool enough in the morning to need a second layer for work. My Salme Cropped Blazer fit the bill perfectly. 13|31 Another newbie (unblogged)! A Hemlock Tee for me! It was more casual than I usually go for work but in honor of Me-Made-May I went for it :) 14|31 A bit of a strange combination – my first Bellevue tee with a pencil skirt for work. And Mr. Finn joining my morning photo again – almost camoflage in his chair :) 14|31 Thursday evening I finally broke out my Ginger Jeans for dinner with friends. Thursday was a double day so Friday …