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Blog Fashion and Vintage Knitwear Project

I wasn't sure I would ever do this in particular with this blog, but the day has come: Photos of myself wearing slightly oddball things. I figure, why not?

This is what I looked like today. I had actually forgotten I have this particular pair of pants in my closet as working my retail job, we have to wear clothes from work and these are from Forever21 from maybe 3-4 years ago. Sometimes, pairing them with a top can be daunting which is probably how they ended up in the back of my closet.

Also, I may or may not have gone out in public with the fur collar. I realize it's more of a dressy piece (see how it's used here in a photo my by friend Jane) but I liked the pairing with the lumberjack shirt.

                                      Details. Necklace is resale from Buffalo Exchange.




 Without the fur collar.




As of late, I've been taking a short break from sewing and getting back into... KNITTING!
I actually thought I had completely forgotten how to knit due to tryin…

Colorblock Apron with Sewing Patterns!

So my mom asked me to make her an apron for Christmas - and this is what she's getting!



(I  know, I'm super-dorky. And I'm still have way too much time on my hands to play with Photoshop. And yes, my face is meant to be scary-ish in a 50s/early 60s sort of way.)


Detail of the apron.

And here are the pattern pieces. These are drawn to scale with a 1/2" seam allowance around all edges except where indicated with lines. Striped seam allowances are 1". Each piece also says how many to cut, length and width as well as a marked grainline. 

The pattern I made is essentially a close knock-off of the one I had in my house which my great-grandmother made from a shirt she never wore! This specific pattern is slightly larger than hers. I don't know if she made the pattern herself or if it was from a commercial pattern but I do know my mom says she used to go to this specific grandmother with a clothing design idea in her head and my great-grandmother would whip up a patt…

Move Your Feet!

Ok, I think I'm re-obsessed with Junior Senior. Perfect time to get super-into them again as the Winter Blues start kicking in.


They're the perfect blend of rainbows, retro-sounding pop, quirkiness, psychedelia, and overall they're just tons of fun. If you're not a fan of them by now, these next videos surely will convert you. Musical caffeine of sorts.


Basically, if I had to be personified into a band, this is it! I'm still not over their breakup in 2008, clearly.