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This is a blog dedicated to documenting sewing self drafted and indie sewing patterns, consuming less, being better to people and the earth, creative exploration, and my life and times in Rochester, NY.

Mustard Polka Dots in Lilac Fields: Jennifer Lauren Handmade's Gable Dress

Mustard Polka Dots in Lilac Fields: Jennifer Lauren Handmade's Gable Dress

Hey Ya’ll! I feel like I’m finally getting a hang of this blogging thing. It helps to have a deep backlog of outfits to shoot, that way I feel like I have enough time to really boil my concepts into a good brain soup.

That being said, I’m thrilled to introduce you to my Gable Dress, pattern by Jennifer Lauren Handmade. I’ve been wearing this dress nonstop since I made it at the end of April. It’s comfy, flattering, and altogether a simple and wearable pattern. I’m actually feeling like i’m at a loss for words in this blog post because it’s just an overall great pattern. Here I have my Gable partnered with my embroidered bomber jacket from Shop Peppermint and my clogs from Lotta

I really want to make a few Gable Tops, but I’m struggling to find knit fabric I like the texture of. I’m really trying to commit to sewing a wearable, stylish wardrobe which has to include knits. It’s difficult to order knits online in my opinion, and god knows I'm not buying anymore spandex/lycra frankenstein knit monsters from joannes.

These photos were taken on a walk through Rochester's historic Highland Park, which hosts the Lilac Festival every spring. I'm not actually the hugest fan of the festival itself, but the park is lovely right before and after when you can still catch the Lilacs. As soon as I opened my car door the warm, sickly sweet smell of Lilacs surrounds you in a way that reminds you of being a kid in Rochester. Lilacs remind me of my home, my mom, and both of the houses I grew up in. I never realize how rich Rochester is in beauty and history. 

I would love to hear some first hand accounts of the best place to buy knits! Please leave your recommendations in the comments. 

Needles and Thread in my Head: How Sewing Helped Me Find a Home in my Body

Needles and Thread in my Head: How Sewing Helped Me Find a Home in my Body

Sunday Drives: May 21st, 2017

Sunday Drives: May 21st, 2017