Slow Fashion October: Living With Less

Honestly, I’ve never been much of a clothes horse. Spending lots of money on clothes (cheap, well made, or expensive) wasn’t something that I ever did. When I took my no buying new clothes challenge in 2014, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a little panicked. When you take something away, no […]

Slow Fashion October

A little late with this post (how is October already half way over?) and I was almost about to skip it all together. After all, Slow Fashion October is all in what you want to make of it. No pressure! No daily wardrobe selfies if that isn’t you thing. There isn’t even a pledge to […]

Grainline Studio Alder: Classic, Comfortable, and Perfect!

In true last minute fashion, I’ve been on a roll trying to squeeze in some last minute warm weather makes before my thoughts start to turn to sweaters, turning leaves, and Rhinebeck. It seems that I’m not the only one, I’ve seen quite a few Alder dresses popping up in my instagram feed lately! I […]

A Labor of Love

I finished the last stitch on my Liberty print McCalls 6696 on Saturday and I’m in love! I feel so silly for delaying this project for so long, it was a very hassle free project. This is actually the second time I’ve made this dress. I stitched up a wearable muslin version at the end […]

Irrational Fear and Crafting

Crafting, whatever your poison, is something that should be fairly carefree (unless we are talking about gauge swatches, they should never be carefree). Creativity and making is what keeps many of us sane. However, I’ve noticed something over the last few months. When I begin planning a new project I experience fear. Maybe fear is […]

Thoughts on Me Made May 2015

This year is the second time I’ve participated in Me Made May, a month long celebration of handmade garments. This year, I made my challenge a little more difficult. I pledged to wear at least three complete me made outfits each week. I’ve included a just a handful of the photos from the month for this post. […]

Jeans! I made Jeans!

This post has actually been a long time coming (really long, this draft was started on January 3rd). I worked on perfecting the fit on these things, specifically the crotch curve, for about two months. Not a straight two months, mind you. However, if you ask my husband, I stared at my crotch in the mirror […]

Snow Day!

New York City doesn’t slow down very often, or for that matter, come to a complete standstill. A travel ban has been imposed and subway service has been suspended due to winter storm Juno, although as I write, things are slowly coming back to a slow trickle. As a crafter, I’ll take it! Being stuck […]

Year End Wrap Up

I did it! I’m down to the last few days of 2014 and I have not purchased one new piece of clothing this year. To be fair, I’m not much of a clotheshorse, even though I work in fashion. Shopping doesn’t really excite me, so this project was a bit easier for me.   Even though it […]

My Own Personal Sloper

When I was in design school, slopers were a way of life. I couldn’t go anywhere without them and they were updated every year to fit the dress form for each class. I always wanted to make one to fit myself, but the method we used to draft them was a shortcut. It only really […]

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