Poufy Sleeve T-shirt 2

Refashion: Upcycled T-shirt with Poufy Sleeves and Sash

Once in a while, I visit the mall to stay on top of fashion trends.  I noticed lots of blouses that mixed wovens and knits.  I never sewed this combination of fabrics before and wanted to give it a try.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I found this red blouse and navy t-shirt (looks black on…

What I Didn't Buy

What I Didn’t Buy at the Thrift Store Today

Check out these great finds at the thrift store I didn’t buy but should have.

Maybe I Do Have It All

Maybe I Do Have It All

I will be the first to admit I am my own worst critic.  My mother is a Debbie Downer and can only see the bad in every situation, and sometimes, I tend to see things the same way. My friend Leah came over for a visit, and while we were chatting, I confessed to her…

Everyone Sucks

Everyone Sucks Just as Much as You Do

Last week, I met up with an old friend of mine who used to be a technical recruiter.  When I whined to her about how lame, unaccomplished and jealous I feel when I read other people’s LinkedIn profiles, she rolled her eyes and scoffed at me. As a recruiter, she has seen plenty of people…

Frumpy Dress Jumpsuit

Refashion: Frumpy Floral Dress to Strappy Summer Jumpsuit

It’s technically fall right now, but given the heatwave we are in, it still feels like the dog days of summer.  I had a hankering to make a summer jumpsuit, and when I saw this floral dress at the thrift store, I knew I could upcycle and refashion it into the perfect jumpsuit. What drew…

Britex - the most amazing fabric store

Britex – the Most Amazing Fabric Store on the Face of this Planet

    Some girls dream about finding their prince charming.  Some girls dream about becoming movie stars.  I dream about getting locked inside Britex after hours and playing with all their amazing fabrics, fantasizing about all the projects I can make. Britex is a legendary fabric store based in San Francisco.  Each floor is stocked floor to…