Maximum Exposure

This was my OOTD on Sunday, and I put it on solely because it was hot and sunny and I wanted to expose as much skin as possible to the delicious, never enough, sun and heat. The skirt is a really simple re-style: I only shortened it using the European jeans hem method. Formerly, it was one […]

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A Bit of Belly

This is another OOTD worn during my last theater gig, which earned me beacoup compliments from the teenaged cast. (I believe that counts as one million cool points.) I was nervous about wearing a crop top in public, due to the currently engorged state of my stomach, but hey! Crop tops are on trend right […]

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Pretty Woman

Normally, I don’t photograph my RTW OOTD — partly because I’m more proud of my me-made clothing, but mostly because it’s more self-promoting than I’m comfortable with. Posting photos of myself simply because I’m wearing clothing? Not my style. (Not knocking those who do, because I follow such ladies online and on Instagram … just […]

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Tropicalia, Part Two

Way back on my half birthday I debuted a very colorful (even by my standards) version of Simplicity 1690 and mentioned that it would go better with a white top. Well, I finally got around to shooting that look, and with new shoes, to boot. Enjoy! As you can see, this skirt looks wayyy better with […]

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Seahawks Skirt

Today’s skirt is a project from my ‘January of Unemployment’ era, 2014. I finished so many things that month! Some of them were really easy to sew, like this skirt. I sewed look B, which has really simple and ingenious construction.There’s a back piece cut on a fold and two identical fronts cut not on […]

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High Contrast Hippie

I love this outfit! Is it vain to say that? I hope not! Because I really, really, love this outfit! The top is McCall’s pattern 6078, my TNT top. I’ve already made this pattern five times — four versions of look B, and one version of look A. Wow, it’s OOP now — so glad […]

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Little White Dress Contest

Today begins the first PatternReview.com contest of the year, the Little White Dress Contest! I was dubious of the wisdom of wearing a white dress — images of the Michelin Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy  kept popping into my mind — but then I got the latest issue of Marie Claire. Inspiration! Specifically from “101 […]

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