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Today I’m sharing my latest Charlie Caftan by Closet Case Patterns :)
When this pattern released last summer I knew it would be perfect for our trip to Bali, so I promptly wippped up a short and long version (but then didn’t blog about them haha!). I got a ton of use out of them both on my trip and during the heat of last August, so I knew I wanted to continue to add to my growing caftan collection this summer. Read More
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Today I have my two January makes to share with you, my first Matcha Top and my second pair of mid rise Ginger jeans!
Let's start with the matcha top! I was super excited to sew up this pattern when it appeared in the indie sew winter collection, I've been looking for more tops with interesting sewing details to help fill some wardrobe holes in my closet. I was really intrigued by the neckline, especially the way the collar construction makes an interesting and flattering diamond like shape. Read More
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As promised I'm sharing with you the last project that I finished in 2017. My WATERPROOF Kelly Anorak! Why is waterproof in capitals? Because it's WATERPROOF as in no water can get in, as in a fully functional rain jacket, as in the Vancouverite holly-grail. For those of you who don't live in a rain soaked region you may not fully appreciate the awesome-ness of a fully waterproof jacket (and I don't blame you, I didn't realize how clutch having a stylish waterproof jacket was until I moved here). But believe me, when it rains 70% of the time having a jacket that you can trust to keep you dry is a god-send for the days where you either a) didn't remember your umbrella/were overly optimistic about the rain forecast or b) when the rain is coming sideways and so the umbrella is useless anyway. Now I've had my share of 'water resistant' jackets that while were cute, didn't cut it in the keeping dry department, which was fine for a while but I got tired of being semi-damp half the time. I did have two waterproof jackets, one is a sporty jacket that I wear for camping and hiking and things but it's fluorescent pink....great for emergencies in the wilderness but not so stylish on a day to day. The second was a nice jacket that my mom had bought for me years ago, back in a time where I was more apt to buy based on what I thought the label size should say and not necessarily what fit properly, it was too tight in the shoulders and chest for me to really fit a sweater underneath it which made it uncomfortable to wear in colder weather (it does get cold in Vancouver too ya know, just not normal Canada cold!). I think we've all made this label based decision this at some point or another until we realize that no one else can see the bloody label anyway and if you just cut it out when you get home then you won't either. Anyways, when the Kelly anorak released from Closet Case Files over a year ago I knew that this was my opportunity to make myself a perfectly fitting, waterproof, stylish jacket :D Read More
Hey Internet! Long time no blog post......
I know....for a while there I seriously lost my sewing mo-jo....I was still doing crafty things and knitting all the time but work and life just started to get the best of me and I found I wasn't enjoying any of it anymore....and it made me sad :( It's not that I no longer loved doing crafty things I just wasn't getting the joy and satisfaction out of it anymore. So I took a step back, and just allowed myself to chill and remove the 'pressure' I had put on myself to continuously do creative things at every spare moment... When I wanted to sew, I sewed, and when I wanted to knit I knit, and when I wanted to be a vegetable on the couch or go to spin class, or play HOURS of Zelda (breath of the wild what have you done to my life?!) then I just did those things and tried not to be mad at myself for not doing #AllTheThings all the time. And that really, really helped...just letting myself be myself without beating myself up for not doing every single thing on my massive 'I want to do all the things' list. I also started a bullet journla which also really helped because it let me write down all the ideas I have in my head for all the projects I either wanted to start or have started and create realistic goals for when I can get those projects done (I also got to deep dive into bullet journals on Pinterest which is highly satisfying) :) Read More