It’s sunshine in garment form! Look at it gloooow with the setting sun hitting it!
Modified, a bit. Tunic-ish length, looser body, SUNSHINE-Y color!
Top :: Grainline Scout Woven Tee
Jeans :: F21
Sandals :: Target
Bracelets & Elephante Necklace :: from my Sissy
Jade ring :: my late granny’s
Making this nearly beat me. Started too late, had too much to do the last few days, the twins graduated today and the cloud of fatigue that hovered over me tried to take me down.
BUT I WON!!
You guys can win, too!! Jen and Kollabora have cooked up something good!! Check it out here!
And, for those of you new to sewing (are there any new sewists following this blog?) I’ve added more construction steps over on the Sew-Along page.
First, there are truly no words for your absolutely awesome and kind words on my last post!!! I am continually amazed by our online community and I am so happy to be surrounded by so many amazing, supportive, beautiful and talented people!
It’s funny, actually. How one responds to any kind of outpouring of good feeling…I struggled with feeling embarrassed by it rather than embracing it. Do any of you do that with compliments? I did my best to resist those feelings and instead allowed myself to feel good, really good about overcoming that hurdle, sharing it with you all and accepting your compliments.
All kinds of growth and progress.
I’m also a more-than-usually proud Mama, today. My oldest cleared a hurdle this week, too!! She kicked ASS at school today. They have two read-aloud share with parents/teachers/community type events and she really struggled with it the first time. Today, kicking ass and taking names! She was also awarded this Confidence bracelet at their morning meeting. This is so HUGE! So many teachers, and even some of her fellow students, complimented her and marveled at the changes in her.
I’m patting myself on the back for another reason, too. Do any of you have an iMac? Where the geniuses at Apple decided to put the SD card slot RIGHT UNDER THE EFFING DISC DRIVE?!?!?
Yeah, got mine stuck in there. And used my Google-fu to find a solution and got the sonofabitch OUT! Never underestimate my resourcefulness when it comes to avoiding paying to repair a stupid mistake I’ve made
Top :: Archer
(Obnoxiously bright Lime) Tank :: Tarjay
Jeans :: Old Navy
Kicks :: MIA
Peeps. I have NEVER worn my hair like this outdoors!
It was very weird, a little warm, and A LOT AWESOME rocking this style outside of my home!
My little daughter was VERY surprised when she came out of school, lol
Learning to like my hair, as it is, has been a journey. This was a particularly tame day. Seriously, it can get much, much bigger than this. Pictures don’t truly capture the mass of it. With low humidity and plans to stick close to home (I had a mani/pedi, my first pro one in about a million years that my hubby AND sister had to harangue me into, lol) it was a safe day to try it on for size.
Top :: Victory Patterns Roxanne
Leggings :: Old Navy
Sandals :: Target
Pictures courtesy of that surprised little daughter
Graffiti :: Talented Artist
Giant Puff :: Genetics (see it unbound, here!)
Top :: Scallopized Grainline Tiny Pocket Tee
Jeans :: F21
Sandals :: Target
I went on a swimsuit fabric run to Mood with my Sissy, today!! I LOVE sister dates!! I also squished in lunch with my hubby. He was nice enough to snap these pics for me ;o)
It was funny, while at Mood (in the knits aisle getting my copy-cat on with the fabric Jen used for her knit Scout. ps- I couldn’t find it) I saw Jodi! What are the odds?! I love New York!! Anyway, I hightailed it to the swimwear aisle, with directions given via tweets from Sonja and Charlotte, so that I can join in on the Bombshell Swimsuit sew-along.
I have a swimwear necessary event, next week. But, it’s looking like the weather is going to suck. So, I will be waiting for the sewalong to start. Check out my fabric here
I also had to pump my brakes on tearing into my Hummingbird
pattern as it benefits my House to sew within the specified time. I’ll be sewing along with Mikhaela
! This is as close as I’ll get to being sorted at Hogwarts and I plan to relish it!
Today was a super busy day of doing exactly what I wanted to do! Can’t complain about that. Well, much. My sister and I also hit three stores in addition to Mood. F21 yielded one pair of ill fitting pants and HM another. And the Basquiat tees I wanted from another chain totally sucked in person.
That’s what I get for shopping when I can SEW MY OWN.
Hiya!! Thanks for all the lurve for my sleeveless Archer!! It’s so damn cold here today, I think sleeved and ruffled Archer might get some wear. Hmph!
It’s JUNE, DAMMIT WHERE IS THE SUN?!?! Ahem…
About the Sew-A-Long, I’ve posted some tips on choosing the perfect size and fabric for your Scout Woven Tee over on Kollabora.
So, grab a measuring tool, or four ….
Measure a top you like the fit of…
Measure your pattern piece…
And make a Scout to fit!
It’s time to go stash diving…
And meet me at
I made another Archer!!
This time, sans sleeves!
And bum ruffle
Top :: Grainline Archer Button Up
Jeans :: Old Navy
I followed Jen’s mods for her sleeveless Archer and made it one size smaller. I think I could have shaved a bit more off at the shoulders. And I definitely should have given myself more room to groove in the hips.
No matter! Red! Hot! Archer! is a great addition to my wardrobe!! It has COLOR and (if I may say so myself) looks fab tied up, just so. Watch out for it worn over a maxi dress in the future.
This top is extra special. My oldest son helped me attach the buttons!! He had so much fun he asked what he could help with, today. I might just suggest that tracing patterns would be awesome
This also has BSSC love on it as I got this fabric in a swap at the last meeting! Which means I haven’t a clue what the fabric content is. It was a breeze to sew up. Look at those pockets! Super neat and matching!
Another Grainline winner!
I am so excited to be at the helm of Kollabora’s Scout Woven Tee Sew-Along! This is my first time *blushes*! It’s no secret that I think Grainline’s Jen is awesome!! Her design aesthetic fits in perfectly with my favorite things to wear. Of all of her patterns, Scout is my absolute favorite! Super easy to stitch up. Super stylish. Super easy to modify. Super easy to change up depending on your fabric. Super, super!
If you’d like to follow along, check in over at Kollabora!