Sewing modern and fun clothes at home

Sewing pattern (top): Akita by Seamwork magazine (Colette Patterns)
Fabric: Cotton & Steele Mochi by Rashida Coleman Hale

I think I've mentioned my love for the Akita top and the digital magazine I subscribe to called Seamwork.  I made another, and I still love it. I've worn both out in public, which is saying something because usually I make clothes and then put them aside in a basket for posterity. You know, because I fear they look too "homemade". You know what I mean. It's like when you cook food, it doesn't taste as good because  you cooked it. You spent that time, now it's gone, and you're over it. All.  Like that.

Nature turns technicolor in fall-and it always seems to take me by surprise.

We keep in awe with color around here.

Tiny itty bitty apples begging to be bought, just cause they're so dang cute.

We've been spending lots of time at the Door Creek Apple Orchard lately. We love apples so much, and they taste so much better from a farm. I won't buy grocery store apples, they gross me out. If I want to eat a Styrofoam ball I'll buy one at a craft shop okay? Ok. 

Afternoon trips to the local State Park are best when we take quilts, books, snacks, and have no agenda. I love that.

Is it terrible if I don't want my kids in a million after-school activities? I mean, I like being with them, having time to explore, enjoy nature, and just--- be.

I like space.

Time to breathe and think and just live.

I don't need anyone around me to feel contentment. Is that weird?


Like my friend Von said once "thank God we're all different or life would be so boring".  I will never forget that.

Embrace it right?! This in mind, check out my new tunic made in less than an hour:
(Yeah yeah I know I need to press the hem ssshhhh just pretend I did that okay?!)
It reminds me of Picasso. (duh)

  Pattern: Vogue Very Easy 8950
  Fabric: Pat Bravo knit Cubist Perception

In this photo my arm looks strangely midget, but I promise it's not in real life. 

Like my leather leggings? Well this is as good as they ever look on me, chopped at the knees because a full length view is just...too ... much.  I look like I need to be on a Harley calling my motorcycle gang to stir some sh*t up. 
Or something.

I got them on Etsy here.
Go buy some so we can be twinsies.

You know you want to.

You probably want my rainbow mustache robe too.
Or my faux spectacles. (Great BTW for hiding "no mascara days", or for looking extra extra academic. Sherlock would surely ask my opinion on things, I just know it. )

Fleece from Joann Fabrics, pattern was an "easy sew" I forget which brand. I've had it for 25 years or something. Just now got to it.



In other news, I've made a Dragon costume for Mia complete with scale -y fabric and plush spikes and horns. 

Though she said I should've made "really much LONGER / sharper horns" if I was going for "realism".

Tough crowd, these kids now days.

Halloween pics are mandatory on HungryHippie, so those will post up soon.

We carved our Jack-o-Lanterns tonight and I must admit, I don't remember it being such a pain in the a$$ when I was a kid.


Ah well, all for the memories right?!

Oh-speaking of Halloween, if you follow me on IG you know I made this Reversible Box Tote, a free pattern by Very Shannon available here. It was quick and pretty easy, and the perfect size to hold my high fashion body loathing quilt magazines beside my bed. 

Of course it was the law, written in stone,--- that I had to make it with skull/skeleton fabric. 
This print is by Nicole for Alexander Henry Fabrics, available online. But don't buy any, because I'm ordering 25 bolts tomorrow. Step off.

I wanted to make a full fledged pant suit out of it, but my husband stopped me (he thinks).

You know, something totally wearable day-to-day like this:

You agree, right? 

I knew it.

Would probably only take 15 yards of fabric too, so very economical as well.

You're talking me into it. Stop.
Oh go on.

Last but not least, I updated my Apple Patchwork applique tote pattern (finally-- a year and a half later)--so now for $5 you can get it on Etsy, complete with instructions on how to build your own fabric "sheets" for patchworking like a pro...

uh huh


Thassss right.

I wish you a wonderful last week of October friends!

And I do wonder if I'm the only person who starts to say "octopus" whenever I mean to say "October". Surely I can't be the only one. Wondering this for years actually.. .Do let me know if you do it too, so I don't feel so alone in this.

And if you're a "scroller" not a reader, now you're wondering what the hell I just talked about. Bahahahahahaha


  1. You can always tell when someone is having a good day, love your sense of humor;) I always spent time with the kids, loved to just go for walks and see new things and always more fun through a child's eyes. I think your outfits are wonderful and one of these days I am going to get back into sewing clothes, I am so tired of trying to find an outfit that I like in colors I like.


    1. Thanks Debbie, I'm glad you enjoy my silly side. :D I'll be popping over to your blog in a jiffy. XO

  2. You are so prolific! I'm amazed at how much you make-- you must spend more focused time at the sewing machine and not as much time as I do getting up, wandering away, and looking for snacks! :)

    1. LOL! "Looking for snacks"--well I just keep a pile of chocolate nearby, saves time and energy. hahahahaha I was just thinking of you the other day, I visited this nearby town that is super Nordic with a Swedish theme everywhere, just knew you would like it. Except,....it's not actually Sweden. <3


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