Papercut Pattern’s Axis Dress & Skirt first caught by eye back in May, when browsing through the various #memademay2020 posts on Instagram. Since then, I’ve completed one practice muslin dresses, two dresses and one modified skirt, all in the pencil skirt silhouette. I very much enjoyed the process of putting these together, and hope this review helps you if you are looking for a new dress pattern to try out.
I received these shorts a few months ago, prior to the information that came out about Everlane’s toxic culture, which now has a subsequent NYTimes follow-up. I promised to review them, and I will. However, I’ll also discuss my view on their culture and steps moving forward at the end of this post.
While we are already in August (seriously, how?!), there are still plenty of warm days left in the season and early fall. As mentioned in my prior Easy Chino post, I’ve been slowly swapping my older (and much shorter) shorts for versions with a slightly longer inseam. I am obsessed with my easy chino shorts and wear them 3x a week – so I was interested in trying Everlane’s denim options as well, given my good experience with their authentic stretch jeans.
Today, I will be reviewing two styles that are somewhat similar: The Denim Short and The Cheeky Denim Short.
The Willow Tank (& Dress) Pattern from Grainline studio is a classic, slightly a-frame tank top perfect for summers and for layering under sweaters in cooler weather.
This was my second pattern from Grainline, the first being a simple shopping tote bag. I love that they do in-depth blog sew-a-long posts, which were helpful for a mega beginner like myself. I’ve now sewn five of these tanks (yes, you read that right) in slightly different variations, notes below.
Current Events & Social Issues
SYWTTA does a great job distilling current social issues, such as Black Lives Matter, apoliticism, and mail-in voting into key talking points. Great for sharing and starting constructive conversations, especially with friends or family.
Rachel E. Cargle invites individuals to #DoTheWork to build awareness around what it means to be an ally and not simply performative.
At the start of the movement in June, the organizers were quick to have meaningful discussions with big brands in the maker space (think: Mood Fabrics, Brother). Every Monday, they feature a Black maker with Q&As about their stories and advice.
How adorable is this couple? An unexpected fashion account featuring a grandma & grandpa in Taichung, Taiwan, who reinterpret old clothes that have been abandoned at their laundry business.
I love that Animal Crossing has its own niche on Instagram – this account showcases a Harry Potter themed island full of creative ideas.
Note: I do not agree with JK Rowlings views. However, I believe the HP world is so much more than the author, so I continue to support the fans and community.
Hilarious interpretation of national parks posters with real, negative reviews as the slogan.
Creative, fun, recreations of outdoor scenes created indoors. The Great Indoors, if you will.
Rothy’s is on a roll this year with new styles – first with their summer ready sandals (reviewed here) and now with their latest sneaker addition, the Lace Up. With a classic, slightly retro profile, I decided to try them in Bright White. Like the Sandals, these are noticeably different from their prior styles (yes, even the Sneakers) – here are my initial thoughts so far.