What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer

Rereading the Grandma’s Attic series. Its about all I can focus on reading-wise. Apparently not reading Hamlet like I’m supposed to, lets see if I can do that in the two days after this draft was written (5/29/20). Added three mini African violets to my plant collection as well as more of the ivy clippings… Continue reading What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer

Brijee Patterns Casey Skirt Pattern Testing and Blog Party

In June I participated in a pattern test for Brijee patterns. She is currently hosting a pattern giveaway on her blog here. I made my skirt from Robert Kaufman Superlux Poplin in navy. I’ve needed some more business formal looking skirts (the color is darker than the photos, but I wanted the skirt to be… Continue reading Brijee Patterns Casey Skirt Pattern Testing and Blog Party

Riley Blake Anne of Green Gables Fabric Collection

I was searching for fabric prints by designer, and I saw an Anne of Green Gables Collection by Riley Blake. I don’t think most of the colors suit me, but it you love Shabby Chic colors (soft, muted blues, creams, pinks, and greens) and bookish stuff (there are QUOTE print fabrics!), you ought to check… Continue reading Riley Blake Anne of Green Gables Fabric Collection

My Quilt

I started a sloppy patchwork quilt as a child and finished it sloppily as a teenager. The patches came apart, and I sewed it into a bag; I think I still have it, and if I do I might redo the entire quilt. My second quilt I started at seventeen or younger. I finally finished… Continue reading My Quilt

Fall Sewing

I pulled out my autumn clothes at the end of August to look through them. I had hardly any dress clothes and no everyday bottoms that fit. I did however have a TON of sweaters. I just need more necklaces and scarves for those. I bought some brown fabric during a New Year’s sale at… Continue reading Fall Sewing

Skirt Refashion

I bought a plus sized maxi type dress at Clothes Mentor and turned it into a maxi skirt with an elastic shirred waist. I ended up taking the entire skirt section apart and cutting it into the A-line shape I wanted. I looked up two tutorials before I dared to try the elastic shirring, but… Continue reading Skirt Refashion


So, I did make a drop-in-the-ocean kind of dent in my alterations pile. I turned this dress Into this skirt. I took the small “bodice” off the skirt. I was just intending to “hem” the ruffle left by the fabric above the elastic shirring, but instead I added elastic after taking out some of the… Continue reading Alterations


A few weeks ago I had a prolonged period of semi-successful sewing/altering. Since this mood produced a barely perceptible dent in my sewing/alterations mountains, I need to motivate myself into another one. I bought this silk and cotton J. Jill skirt from Ashley at Bramblewood Fashion during one of her Shop My Closet sales. I decided… Continue reading Sewing


I have finally started sewing; most of this month was supposed to be devoted to sewing since I am off school for this month, but I hadn’t seriously worked on it until this week. I have half of the dining room table covered with fabric and partially started projects. The above is the main portion… Continue reading Sewing