Back in February, I came up with the idea to make a baby quilt and donate it to a baby in need. I’m not sure where exactly this idea came from, but I think it may have been from another blogger. So, if you blogged a donated quilt back in February, thank you for the inspiration!
Back in March, my dad’s wife texted me out of the blue with pictures of fabric. These are my favorite kinds of texts to receive. I’m not past receiving Facetime calls from the fabric store, either. Together, we picked out this blue printed fabric. It is fairly heavy and has some stretch to it. The dark blue splotches are actually a little fuzzy and velvet-like.
My favorite dress to wear in the summer is a store-bought red and tan printed maxi dress by London Times. I’ve had it for quite a few years now, and don’t remember where I got it. If I had to guess, I would say either Ross’s or Nordstrom Rack. I haven’t been able to find another maxi dress that suits me as well as this one, so I decided to try to recreate it!
I’ve made my own swimsuits for three summers in a row now. I haven’t bought a swimsuit since, uh, maybe college? At this point, I feel like I’ve mastered a few things, and want to share some tips and tricks.
I’ve reached the comprehensive exam stage in my graduate studies. I don’t need to share the boring details, but essentially this means that I need to read a lot between now and October. Picture a stack of books from a short bookshelf to the ceiling. To squeeze all of this reading into my normal schedule, I’ve been getting up early and reading for a few hours every morning before the day really gets going. What does this have to do with sewing, you might ask? Well, when I wake up in the morning, the house his chilly and I ended up curling up under a blanket on the couch to read. Not the most conducive for staying awake. Enter the kimono robe. I made this with the explicit purpose of wearing it in the morning while reading to keep from being too chilly without needing to wrap up in a blanket.