Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fabric Shopping in Panama!

In December I went back to Panama to spend the holidays with my family there! Since 2014, every year that I go, I make sure to do some fabric shopping at some point. This year I happened to VLOG the whole experience!

So sit back, and see what kind of fabric Panama is working with and where you can get the things you like! I have pics below of the things that I bought!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Old Me-mades vs. New | How long do you keep the old?

Hola! Welcome back! As I've been purging my closet, I've gotten a chance to get a good look at some of the garments that I've made and reflect on how I feel when I wear them. What I realized was that I was more apt to keep older me-mades that had mistakes as long as they looked good on me. I also got a chance to look at the things that I've made more recently and noticed how I make much less mistakes and how professional they look as opposed to the older garments.

newer me-mades

Quick tangent: You know that feeling you get when someone finds out that you've made the garment you're wearing? How proud you are? How you want to show off a little? How you don't mind them inspecting it?

It got me thinking: Knowing my ability now, and how I can make things look (inside and out), I get nervous about people asking me if I've made an older me-made because I know that they can see the rough mistakes that have been made. I'm much prouder when people ask me about my Kelly Anorak or my leather-trimmed Poncho because those came out almost perfect. But when they start looking closely at the bindings on the bodice of my First Dress or the insides of my First pair of pants, I kind of want to give a disclaimer that "I made them years ago!"

older me-mades

Let's take a look at some of the pieces I still have now:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

How often do you alter your RTW??

Happy February, Friends! So far 2018 has been a bit of a whirlwind so I don't have any finished projects to show, BUT there are a few things I have been thinking about that I wanted to discuss on the blog. I don't want to just be a show-and-tell blog, I want to interact as well!

One of the things I was thinking about relate to the RTW clothes we still have in the closet. I notice that with the things I've made, I will refashion them and repair them until I can't anymore, THEN I decide to do away with them. But when it comes to RTW, as soon as it stops fitting or a closure stops working, I tend to hop at the chance to donate it or give it away.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Fresh Start | From 2017 to 2018

Another year has flown by and I feel like I'm still trying to keep up lol

2017 was quite the year. I took some amazing trips, made some solid garments, lost loved ones, welcomed new family additions, met some awesome new people and reconnected with friends from the past. It was a whirlwind of adventure and I'm grateful for every moment and memory that I've walked out with.

Starting with my top sewing hits:

poncho \ off the shoulder \ anorak
romper \ polleras \ cold shoulder
plaid wrap \ kielo \ multicolor wrap

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

TNT Wrap | McCall's 6713

Hello, lovely people!! I told you I'd be back with this bomb wrap dress again for Thanksgiving and who would've thought that I'd ACTUALLY do it LOL. I'll make this quick!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Fall Plaids | McCall's 6713

Heyyyy! I hope ya'll have been appreciating my weekly consistency lol 
Today I'm back at you with a pattern that I've had in my stash for YEARS. So many years, in fact, that the pattern is now out-of-print lol. I have to admit, I'm a bit of a pattern hoarder. I probably have more patterns than I can sew really. Better late than never, right? This is McCall's 6713, faux wrap dress.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mixed Media Sweater | McCall's 7195

I can't even tell you how long this project has been in the works lol So I'll just avoid that excuse and just get into it!

I made McCall's 7195 in View D. It's simple sweater, great for Fall or Winter, and great for me to use some of the remnants I've stored up over the years. I cut a size 12 and the only adjustment I made was to add a 1" swayback adjustment (which added a CB seam).