Scout Woven Tee Sew-A-long!!!

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!

Scout Sew-A-Long @Kollabora!!

Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

Coat :: Steve Madden
Sweater :: H&M
Tank :: Old Navy
Culottes :: Me Made Megan Nielsen’s Tania
Shoes :: Madden Girl

These pictures are courtesy of my girls. The oldest took the ones down below and the little one took the ones up top ;)

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

We were on our way home from this month’s BurdaStyle Sewing club meet up. Which was so much fun! I always have a great time when I get together with other sewcialists. It’s a special bonus when the kids can all come along.

And was nice to have a reason to wear this brand, spankin’ new make: Megan Nielsen’s Tania Culottes! They sooo super work! My kids kept questioning me about why they shouldn’t call it a skirt, lol

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

I cut the size medium, with the length of the largest size, and made the waistband pieces a bit larger. I usually have trouble sticking to the recommended seam allowance, but I must have done a good job because the larger pieces were too long. I was able to cut them down, no problem. BUT, I did have a bear of a time with the hems.

I’m sure I was making this face the whole time, lol

MMM.D26 :: Tania in Lomo

This challis loved to slip around, so my back pieces ended up longer on the outer edges. Which made it obvious that I wasn’t wearing a skirt which is NOT the point of this cleverly designed pattern. Though it hurt to do, I unpicked both (double) hems, trimmed them even with the front, serged, pressed, and added the new hem. It was a real pain in the ass, but so worth it because I love these!! I need to buy a ton more challis to make a culotte collection ;)

In short, buy this pattern. Make. And wear!

Kermit-y Day

There was someone feeling green in my family. I spoke too soon about that stomach bug being gone. Son#1 stayed home today. He beat the record for most up-chucks in a day :(

Kermit Day

This is dressing for slightly bloated comfort ;o)
Sweater :: Old Navy
T shirt :: Old Navy
Jeans :: Forever21
Shoes :: Old Navy
Grinch Bag used to carry snacks/lunch/travel teacup/sometimes knitting :: Target ;o)

Kermit Day

Kermit Day

Time to dye that bleached section blue, again.

Kermit Day

This look was also comfy for a quick garment district run to Pacific Trimming for Archer buttons.
Bought #buttons for my #Archer shirt from pacific Trimming. Two choices. Will they motivate me to finish??  #garment #district #newyork #nyc #sewcialist
Of course, I didn’t have the fabric with me. DOH!
Here is a better pic of them, together with the fabric.

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And a picture I didn’t even realize I snapped! Lol

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WOMAN, PUT YOUR PHONE DOWN ONCE IN A WHILE!!

You were all so awesome in your thread selection and take it in, let it out advice. So, I’ll ask you, what do you think?
Blue-ish? Or, pewter-pearl-ish?
Consider this a #sewicialist community Archer! LOL

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

P&P Tee :: Brookish on Etsy
Jeans :: Old Navy
Belt :: Gap
Sneakers :: Mia via Marshalls ($30!!)

Pride & Prejudice & New Kicks

Wearing one of my fave tees!! And the first new sneakers I’ve had in a long time. I really like them!! Best part, I’m footwear twins with my big girl! I’m so pleased that she still likes to match with me ;o)

#mother #daughter #sneaker day. She still likes to match with me. How long will that last??

She wore the shirt she made with it, too. It was the same outfit I choose in my mind when I saw these! My GOD, she has grown up SO much since that picture!

I’m wearing a new lippy, Revlon Just Bitten Kissable in “Smitten”, in the pics above. I took these after we’d come home from dinner at my MIL’s house, it’s usually a bit darker than it looks here. I brought it home in a nice small-ish haul from Target the other day. I was looking for a winter coat (my Fu*#$ng zipper is BROKEN) in February. You know, when they start putting out spring stuff. It was such a harrowing experience, I needed a pick me up, lol

#makeup #shopping at the #drugstore cause I'm fancy like that :0) @maybelline @askelf @revlon

Apparently, I need a class in gel liner application. I had very comical raccoon eyes after my first attempt with that little ass brush. I’ll have plenty of time to practice if the coming storm shuts the city down….I’d better go grocery shopping in the morning.

It’s still Sew Grateful Week, so I’d like to say, again, how awesome you all are! You’ve been leaving me such lovely comments on my posts! I love to read what you write and I love all of the quotes and book suggestions coming in! I’m going to put them in a post after the contest is over. Speaking of which…

Don’t forget, you have until

MIDNIGHT TOMORROW 2/8/13 TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!! CLICK THIS LINK TO ENTER A COMMENT ON THAT PAGE

Kollaborative Knock Out

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

I picked the absolute PERFECT DAY to photograph my new mitts!!
When I came up from the subway, it was snowing!

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

Snow and new mitts go hand-in-hand like….tea and new mitts, lol!
It was nice to wear them to stay warm outdoors and get cozy indoors.
In other words, perfection!

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

I have my friends at Kollabora to thank for the yarn and the kick in the ass to knit ;P They get my vote as most awesome online maker community. Not because they send me things, but because they reached out to me personally during hard times last year. And sent me virtual hugs, along with you all, when I really needed them.

They’ve also featured me in their Meet the Maker series! It’s always so hard to talk about yourself….until you get going and realize you’ve written almost a 1000 words in your sleep deprived mania. LOL I’d be embarrassed if I didn’t how awesome everyone on their team is. What can I say, they ask great questions ;p

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

Mitts :: Kollabora Knockout Fingerless Gloves
Scarf :: Claudia’s Scarf Pattern (a gift)
Hat :: All Day Beret
Coat :: Banana Republic
Jeans :: Old Navy
Boots :: Target

Knockout Fingerless Gloves

I finished a new knit dress.
And I still have two skirts I haven’t shown you all yet.
And I have awards to thank people for.

I’ll be around a lot, it seems.

Stay warm!

Pinterest Inspo :: Pink Button Up

Start with a kinda hard to wear 80s throwback blouse.

What I Wore :: 1.18.13

Add a pullover.

What I Wore :: 1.18.13

What I Wore :: 1.18.13

And then a blazer.

What I Wore :: 1.18.13

And
PRESTO
unwearable shirt to kick ass accent.

What I Wore :: 1.18.13

Blazer :: F21
Pullover :: F21
Pink Silk Blouse :: Thrifted from Domsey’s
Jeans :: Old Navy
Shoes :: H&M

I bought that pink silk top from Domsey’s for $3.49 (probably, this is the normal price for their tops) quite a while ago. I was drawn in by the color and thought I could refashion it.
Like others in my “to refashion pile”, it sat there waiting for those pleats to be dealt with. And it sat there and sat there.

Until I found my style inspiration!


Fashion Bananas


Lagelle’s Daily Dose

This translation is a little more literal than my last Inspired by Pinterest style post. But you can’t go wrong with layering. It turns out, I needed that extra warmth. It was FREEZING yesterday!!

But today was wonderful!
The weather and the company. I spent several lovely hours browsing and chatting with some sewing blogger celebs.

Can you guess where I was and who I was with? IMG_2581

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Pinterest Inspo :: Unexpected Brown

Today’s work look is quite unexpected and can be wholly credited to pinning things on Pinterest. I never thought I’d pair a black dress with black (opaque) tights. I NEVER thought I’d wear brown shoes again! And I CERTAINLY never thought I wear brown shoes with so much black!!

Furthermore, I never thought I’d like it so much!

What I Wore :: 1.15.13 Dress :: Old Navy Tights :: Duane Reade
Belt :: Gap
Shoes :: Amazon.com

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

I bought this dress on sale at Old Navy. I’ve had approximately forever and this is the first time I’ve worn it.
It always felt a bit short. With these super opaque tights, I felt really comfy in it.

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

I think I bought this belt, along with 4 or 5 others, over 15 years ago. This brown matches almost nothing in my wardrobe because I’m not a huge fan of the color.

These boots might be changing that.

What I Wore :: 1.15.13

This look is not a literal translation of any one thing that I’ve pinned. But I can say, with certainty, that I would not have looked twice at footwear this color if not for the stylish ladies on my Me Style This Look board!

Pinterest Inspo :: Unexpected Brown