Willow Tank Pattern Review & Hacks

Willow Tank Pattern Review

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.

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Ruggable Washable Rug Review: 1 Year Later

When we moved into our new place almost a year ago, one of our first new purchases was an area rug for our living room. We ended up buying a Ruggable, as we were intrigued by the fact that it was machine washable. 

And now, Ruggable has their Anniversary Sale through the 27th with many popular styles 15% off, including the one we purchased. So, I figured this would be as good a time as any to review our experience so far.

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Polène Numero Sept Mini: Unsponsored Review

If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of some of the newer brands in the contemporary handbag space — specifically Polène. I own their Numero Un and Numero Un Mini bags, and at the start of the year added their Numero Sept Mini to my rotation. 

The Numero Sept line launch caught my eye last year with their clean lines and design. After several months, I decided to buy the Mini version in the Trio Camel leather — a color combination that I had highly considered when purchasing my Numero Un. After almost half a year of usage, here is my review. I hope you find it helpful!

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Everlane Easy Chino Short & Lunchbox Bag Review

Everlane Easy Short Lunchbox Bag

Above: Everlane Easy Chino Short (c/o), Everlane Silk Tank, Rothy’s Knot Sandal, Everlane Lunchbox Bag (c/o)

With summer and warmer temps officially upon us, it was time for a small wardrobe refresh. Though I haven’t been out of the house except for our weekly grocery run and a take-out run here and there, I still find myself “dressing up” for WFH each day. However, the hot weather, and our reluctance to use our AC, meant a pair of comfortable, WFH-appropriate shorts were in order. I received a pair of Everlane’s Easy Chino Shorts just in time for a review, along with their newest handbag addition, the Lunchbox Shoulder Bag.

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Sewing Shirt No 1 & Variations Review

Sewing Shirt No 1 Review

Back in February (how long ago this feels), I took my 2nd sewing class with Workshop SF to learn how to sew a simple boxy top, Shirt No 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. This is a great, beginner-friendly pattern for a wardrobe staple that I’ll easily get a ton of wear out of. Since that class, I’ve made a few variations and wanted to share what I’ve learned so far.

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