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Some sneak peeks and weekend WIPs…

I always share a lot of sneak peeks and work-in-progress pictures on instagram because it’s so convenient and I really enjoy posting tiny photos of my sewing process, but it’s nice to do a little carry-over recap every once in a while. I feel like I’ve had a drive to sew more than ever before, and I’m sure part of that is because I’m finally starting to get a grasp on what I like to sew and why.


I am still on track with Me Made May, even though I lost interest in taking daily outfit selfies after Day Three. I signed up for some very personal reasons, and so far keeping a daily MMM journal has been so much more meaningful/impactful for me than an iPhone bathroom mirror shot. I’ve had so many self discovery moments during MMM already, but I’ll save that all for another post.

In other news: I did a little selfless sewing and made my mom some fleece lined golf club covers for Mother’s Day, I’ve been hanging out with my animals more than other humans (as per usual), I FELL IN LOVE with the Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt (full post coming on Monday!), I bought some new fabric (also as per usual), and I’m looking forward to finishing my project for Sara Lawson’s Dress Up Party.

So that’s just a quick little recap of what’s been happening lately in between blog posts 🙂

What are you working on this weekend?


  • jannapyj

    I had a wedding to attend Saturday evening, so of course I sewed up something to wear laaaaate Friday night and a bowtie for one of my boys early Saturday morning. We could not find his “matching” tie anywhere (our outfits all coordinated) and it was faster to just sew up another one than keep searching. I have Instagramed our outfits, but they’re not up on the blog yet. I have to dash now…I need to check out that adorable Hollyburn pattern!!!


  • Hi Rochelle! Lovely seeing your instagram photos like this! Thank you for editing up the Spring for Cotton video too, I’ve been too flat chat to tweet it! Will do so now!

    This weekend we’re doing touristy stuff… hopefully a trip to the Fabric Market tomorrow though! Exciting!

    • I hope you loved the video, thanks for sharing it! I also hope your fabric market trips are fruitful 😉

  • That’s an awesome idea, to use MMM as an exercise for some self-reflection. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts once you’re ready to share.

    I’m wearing some of my handmades to the airport this weekend, we’re going on a trip! I’m excited to work on some knitting while I’m away, even if I can’t sew. 😉

    • Yeah it’s been interesting to reflect not only on how I look, but how I feel in the things I make! Safe travels this weekend 🙂

  • I like your MMM journal idea and can’t wait to hear about your discoveries!

    This weekend I am also working on my Dress Up Party post 🙂

    • Thank you! I can’t wait to see your Violet blouse when it’s all finished 🙂

  • Dang it! Just when I thought I couldn’t love the hollyburn skirt even more you go and stitch it all up in Cotton & Steel.

    • Haha! I do love some Cotton and Steel. Have you seen the new collections they just debuted at Quilt Market? Their best yet in my opinion!

  • Just when I thought that Lucille couldn’t possibly get any cuter, she slips on a pair of deck shoes and ups the adorbs factor another five million percent. Tres presh!!! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

    • Yeah she’s pretty freaking cute. I think red suits her as well as it suits you 😉 😉

  • Stephanie Thorpe

    How fun! I’m working on a 40s two piece tiki wrap ensemble this weekend. It’s so nice when you know what you enjoy sewing and wearing. It makes so many more of your projects a success!

    • Oooooooo a 40s tiki wrap ensemble sounds SO CUTE! I would love to see that when it’s finished 🙂

  • Carolyn

    I love the idea of keeping a MMM journal. Incidentally, this is what I’ve been doing too. 🙂 It still lets you document/analyze your wardrobe choices without the stress of getting a photo everyday, when the photos don’t even come out all that well anyway. I love that you’re sharing some in-progress photos on the blog too. That Hollyburn looks adorable!

    • Yeah I agree! A journal is a great way to go. Definitely less stress and way better for serious analyzing 🙂