Enter, Bond Girl (Butterick B6258)

You know how you finish something, and kinda fall in love with it? That’s how I feel about this skirt. :)  Originating from fairly humble origins, it turned into something better than I could have imagined! I wore it to my friend’s semi-dressy James Bond-themed birthday party at a posh Boston hotel bar (like, $400+ […]

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Saturday Musings: Snow Fall

When I left my job in 2010 to ‘make a living as an artist’ (which declaration won the 2010 award for “vaguest goal”) I thought I was going to be a photographer. I love photography and I thought I was good enough at it. *pause for effect* Sigh. Turns out, taking thoughtful snaps of things […]

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They’re Not Pants

“They're Not Pants” McCall's 6173 leggings – Making the Flame | Body Positive Sewing & Style

There are two camps on the topic of leggings theory. Some people say they are not pants, some people (clearly) believe they are pants. What is interesting, though, is that — it seems — most people from both groups own and wear leggings. So, can’t we all just get along? *wink* I made yet another […]

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Saturday Musings: Boycott Thoughts

Earlier this month, Chastity of Garnerstyle wrote an open letter to Target, with the conclusion that she’d be boycotting their stores for not giving plus sizes any real attention. The tipping point for her was that their latest designer collabo does not come in plus sizes. She encouraged readers to join in her boycott. As […]

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She Knows How To Use Them

Aaaaaand, back to our regularly scheduled programming. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_qkkQlVanM] Here’s a skirt I made a few months ago, that I got to wear the handful of times when it was actually hot in Boston this summer. I bought the fabric in New York’s Garment District last year for a friend who was dressing drab — […]

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Punching My Charlee Card

My best friend and I are complete opposites in many ways. One way in which we differ is that she’s pretty much a one and done sort of person — if you come at her with foolishness, she writes you off immediately. Me, I’m all about second (and third, and fourth) chances, which she thinks […]

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