• happy leap day!

    Hope you are having a wonderful extra day! We’re lucky to be enjoying some amazing weather in Chicago, though it’s starting to cloud over now. I woke up early today, answered some emails and did a bit of work and then headed out downtown around 9:30 to enjoy the sun and 60˚F temps. I walked […]

    Continue Reading
  • becoming a designer | megan nielsen feature

      I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this until now, but I was a featured indie designer over on Megan Nielson’s blog a few weeks ago.  I’m sure you all know Megan from her collections and sewing patterns, you know how popular the Darling Ranges dress is. Rightly so, that thing is darn cute! Anyway, […]

    Continue Reading
  • Spring Wardrobe Color Palette

    [image by julia stotz] I think I’ve pretty much narrowed down my main spring wardrobe colors: nude, lemon, mint, poppy and sky.  I’m pretty into the brights paired with neutrals for spring and summer and I can’t wait to get some of these colors in my closet! I’m also trying to figure out the best […]

    Continue Reading
  • Handmade Wardrobe | Spring 2012 Group

    [image via design sponge] So, Spring Wardrobes! It seems like a few of you would be interesting in sharing our spring wardrobe plans in one place so I’ve started the Handmade Wardrobe | Spring 2012 Flickr group so that we can do just that! I am imagining this to be a relaxed project, no deadlines […]

    Continue Reading
  • Morris Blazer

    Woahwoahwoahwoah, did I actually sew a garment? For myself? I know, right? I can barely believe it either! Just when 2012 was starting to look a bit barren garment wise, I finished up this blazer for myself. It’s the Morris blazer from the Fall ’11 collection, so finally I have made myself something from that. […]

    Continue Reading
  • spring dream

    [from my pinterest] Okay so I know mid-February is pretty early to be thinking about spring, but with all the warm weather we’ve been getting this winter, it’s pretty hard not to think about it. I’ve been really into these Equipment blouses and would love to work something like this into my wardrobe. A few […]

    Continue Reading