Pattern Tour | Nina skirt / culottes

While¬†I’m¬†not yet ready to sew a dress for myself (although I so wish I was), I’ve been working on my (selfish) sewing skills¬†… A couple of weeks ago I decided to accept Marte’s challenge and sew a Nina skirt for myself ūüėČ I’ve always admired Marte’s unique sense of style and her Compagnie M. patterns… Continue reading Pattern Tour | Nina skirt / culottes


Late posting (again) – the new Mara

Glad to be back here again! The Easter/Spring break (really, already?) has arrived and as much as I’d love, I don’t find it easier to have time to manage everything. Like most of you (do tell me that’s true!), finding a balance between family/personal life and a full-time job can be quite challenging. Obviously, something… Continue reading Late posting (again) – the new Mara

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Pretty Birds – Blog Tour

Although I usually post mostly clothes I sew for my kids, my ‚Äúsewing portfolio‚ÄĚ also includes sewing that involves the actual kids ūüôā My kids, especially the younger ones, have a natural attraction to my sewing machine and while I obviously love to nurture that love, I‚Äôm often not excited for sharing my sewing with… Continue reading Pretty Birds – Blog Tour


Refashion Week at House of Estrela

I’m not the best candidate for refashion clothes as¬†much of my own clothes are actually worn to exhaustion (i.e. usually not good enough to refashion) and my kid’s clothes are usually (with a very few exceptions) handed-down to other children. Obviously, I still have¬†my husband clothes – and these usually are in a pretty good… Continue reading Refashion Week at House of Estrela