Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Back to School Capsule: Umbrellas of Cherbourg

I love musicals. The cheeseball in me would listen to them pretty much all the time -- if my family would tolerate it. This capsule collection (and I use the phrase loosely) was inspired by a musical that I only discovered after I became an adult. I am an unabashed Francophile and I love Catherine Deneuve's style -- most especially her style in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. With that in mind, I tried putting together my daughter's kindergarten capsule loosely based on the looks and color scheme in the movie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Remix the Stitch: Greenwood Tank Top

I am so happy to be part of the tour celebrating Kimberly's one-year anniversary since releasing her first pattern. I was lucky enough to test for her a while back, and was so impressed by the whole process. She is a real pro, and such a lovely and friendly person. I usually sew for my children -- you can see some of my other makes on Instagram (I'm @e_shimokawa here) -- so it really takes something special for me to make the time to sew for myself. And let me tell you, the Greenwood Tank is that something special.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Madeit Patterns Fashion Week 2015 - Part 2: And all the rest

So here I am with Part 2 because I just couldn't stop with just one post. This is a mini-round-up of some of my other "creations" (heh heh, I always laugh when I hear that word) using Madeit Patterns. Most of them you have probably already seen on my Instagram feed, but I thought I'd put them together here for your viewing pleasure (wow, I'm so full of cliches today).

Friday, September 4, 2015

Madeit Patterns Fashion Week: The Fold Collection

It's here! It's here! It's finally here!! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to be part of this tour. Beyond excited, actually. Have you seen what has been showcased already? Totally amazing. In fact, I can't believe I am part of the tour.

You may already have seen some of my posts on Instagram, showing you bits of what I have sewn using Olu and Anna's cutting edge Madeit patterns. Well, here is the one I have been saving for the tour.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

"Not Just a Sunsuit" Tour

You might remember my post about the gazillion options that come with the Paneled Sunsuit by Call Ajaire. I will warn you in advance. Be ready for picture overload. As you might have seen from all the great stops along this tour, this is not just a sunsuit! Don't forget to scroll to the bottom for info about the giveaway.

Images by Freepik