The True Cost of Sewing Your Own Clothes

Header image from Olesia Buyar via Unsplash. Is it cheaper to sew your own clothing? While I wanted to learn sewing for multiple reasons, one of the compelling factors was the potential to save money. On the surface, sewing seemed like an economical way to build my wardrobe.…

Monday Musings: January 6, 2021

Header image from Mike Stoll via Unplash. What a start to 2021. This past week has been a rollercoaster, from high of Georgia’s senate election results (Stacey Abrams is a national treasure) to the terrorizing attack in our nation’s capital. Sad, embarrassing and chilling – and unfortunately, I…

2020 Year in Review: Sewing

When I first started sewing in January, my initial goal was to take 1 or 2 classes and make maybe 1 piece of clothing per quarter. Little did I know – I ultimately made a total of 23 items of clothing, 3 quilts and knitted 3 pairs of…

Monday Musings

Above: Currently on my IRL reading list – Dune, Harry Potter Knitting Magic, Vogue Knitting Quick Reference, Barack Obama A Promised Land, and (not pictured) American Royals.

2020 Year in Review: Home & Health

Above: Celebrating ‘Toy Day’ (Christmas Eve) in Animal Crossing New Horizons. Part two of my 2020 hits & misses series. My first one was about clothing & accessories, and part three will be about sewing & projects. Enjoy!

2020 Year in Review: Clothes & Accessories

As the year wraps up, I want to take a moment to think about my purchases and gifted items this year. Some were absolute hits, a few were misses, and others somewhere in between. In a continued effort to keep a manageable and sustainable closet size, I find…

Monday Musings

“An Oral History of the World’s Biggest Coupon” (NYTimes) A retrospective on the ubiquitous Bed Bath & Beyond coupon mailers, from its specific Pantone shade of blue to how it evolved into representing the brand itself. Side note: of course, I have at least 5 sitting in a…

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