Tag Archives: Handmade Style

Watcha Wearin’?: On a Lark

I’m back for the Watcha Wearin’ January tour with yet another Grainline make. What can I say? I love Grainline patterns!

Creative Counselor: On a Lark

Watcha Wearin' January

I bought the Lark Tee when it released in 2015 and sewed up a great sparkly grey V-neck that you may recall from here.  Then I cut another top, and like the sewing magpie that I am, was promptly distracted by another shiny new project.

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Watcha Wearin’? A Velvet Penny Raglan, of course!

Happy 2017 everyone! Today I’m popping in as part of Tibeca’s Watcha Wearin’ January blog tour with a new make and maybe some style inspiration for the new year.  I’ll be participating every Friday this month, showing off how I wear some of my handmades in my day-to-day life.

Watcha Wearin' January

Today I’m showing off the new Penny Raglan that I made last month.  While my love for the Penny Raglan has already been documented, I haven’t pulled out the pattern since summer.  But I had leftovers from N’s velvet Christmas dress and wanted to make something for me, so when my eyes landed on my Penny pattern, I knew it was a match made in heaven!

Creative Counselor: Velvet Penny Raglan

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How to Style Your Mabel Skirt

Lately I keep seeing posts by sewists lamenting that they’ve made these awesome Mabel skirts that they rarely wear because they don’t know what to wear them with.  This puzzles me because my Mabel skirts are undoubtedly my most-worn handmade garments.  To date, I’ve made 6 of them — 3 minis and 3 pencils — with 3 more pencil versions cut and at some stage of the sewing process.

So since I’d consider myself something of a Mabel expert by now, here my top 5 favorite ways to style my Mabel skirts, both for the office and for casual wear.  One quick side note: You’ll see that I rarely tuck my shirts in to my Mabel skirts.  I happen to prefer my shirts untucked (tucking in shirts just makes me feel all buttoned-up and stuffy), which may be why I have no problems with styling these skirts while others do.

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