The glamorous blush cascade skirt

cascade skirt1This skirt makes me feel like a very fancy lady swishing to and fro. But in fact, it is a very simple skirt to make and easy to wear as well. I put it with my sequined tank top from Old Navy ($15 on clearance), so I didn’t need to wear a bunch of accessories. And even though I like to wear fancy shoes for pictures, it works equally well with flat sandals. I know I am going to wear this all summer! Continue reading

Houndstooth Moss Mini but longer

HoundstoothSkirt1And here is the first piece of my Me Made May Project – the houndstooth skirt. The Moss Skirt is such a great basic and a great blank canvas. I love the straight shape and with the bottom band it is long enough for me to remain comfortable. The fly front makes a casual, but, as a seamstress, you always have the option to sew it up in a unique or glamorous fabric. Continue reading

Seriously wooly skirt

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It has turned bone-chillingly cold here in the Pacific Northwest. I know that there are a lot of other, much colder places in the U.S. and elsewhere that laugh at my whiny self, but I still think that everyone will concede that 25 degrees is chilly and you should definitely layer up.

This is all to say that all I want to wear is leggings. I want to be comfy and warm during this cold spell. But we all know, leggings aren’t pants past the age of 5, so that means I either need some tunic length tops –like my sweater knit Burda, or some skirts. I looked in my closet and realized that I am too modest and have no skirts that end much higher than my knees. Knee length skirts and leggings make me feel frumpy. What I needed was a short flippy skirt solely for legging cover and specifically for these frigid winter days. Continue reading

Sew Weekly Reunion Pantone Challenge Outfit

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The Facts- I just realized I am supposed to name my outfit…oops! Can’t change my blog title now. I declare this the “It’s coming!” outfit. I know fall is coming and I need to face it!

Fabric: Purple drapey knit jersey from LA fashion district, grey stretch twill from Value Village

Notions: Fusible thread, lots of buttons

Pantone Challenge colors: Acai and Turbulence. Bonus: Deep Lichen Green lining! Continue reading