Posts About Nothing – Volume 38

by Jacey on December 12, 2017

christmas tree-2Here’s a real mixed bag of things that have been going on over here.

1. I’m sure you haven’t even noticed, but I’m here to remind you that it is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. We got our Christmas tree last week and my life is now complete. Still working on getting the dog to sit still long enough for a photo. It’s a work in progress.

2. I spent all last weekend sewing Christmas gifts and watching truly horrendous made-for-tv Christmas movies while inhaling the fresh scent of spruce. I’ve never been happier.

3. A while back I made a delicious homemade pasta sauce, and my husband proceeded to completely bastardize it by adding chopped up pepperoni and pre-shredded cheddar cheese by the handful. Am I secretly married to a 17 year old boy?
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The Waxed Cotton Jacket of My Dreams

by Jacey on November 20, 2017

oil skin jacket-5When we were in Ireland this summer, my sister bought a beautiful green Barbour jacket. I tried it on and schlepped around the store for a while with her, dreaming about all the ways this jacket would change my life. It felt like luxury wearing it. And because green is obviously the new neutral, I wanted it in a bad way. I have zero qualms about owning the same clothing as my sister. We already own not one, but two matching leather jackets. (Yes, I have a jacket problem.) So what was stopping me from bringing this mother home with me?

oil skin jacket-2I was worried that the sleeves were a bit too short on me. Already owning a fall jacket with sleeves just a hint too short, I knew how much this would drive me crazy if I bought the jacket. So I left the matching jacket in Ireland and let it haunt my dreams for about a month and a half. Around the beginning of October, I finally got the balls to order the khaki green oil skin fabric I had been lusting after from Merchant and Mills. I got swatches of a few of the Oilskin fabrics and they were all pretty drool worthy.
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French Terry Inari Crop Top

by Jacey on October 4, 2017

french terry inari crop top-2 Earlier this year I made a cropped Inari tee and it made me seriously interested in making another one in something with a little more stretch and drape. And as surprising as it is to admit, I actually followed through on it.

Mic drop.
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Tencel Denim Hudson Pants

by Jacey on May 27, 2017

Tencel Hudson Pants

Say hello to the newest addition to my closet – my Tencel denim Hudson Pants. My husband thinks they will be great “cottage pants”. I think that means he thinks I won’t be wearing these in public. Too bad I will literally be wearing them everywhere.

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French Terry Hudson Pants

by Jacey on May 11, 2017

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These. Pants. Are. Everything.

I think that about sums up my feelings. These are bamboo french terry Hudson Pants from True Bias and I liveeeeee in these. Especially after work and when I am hanging around the house on the weekends. The french terry is pretty light so they make for a nice pair of summer sweatpants. Because I cannot survive on one pair of sweatpants. Sweatpants for all the seasons.
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My Navy Kelly Anorak Jacket

by Jacey on April 26, 2017

Navy Twill Kelly Anorak Jacket
Oh Canadian spring. Where you leave for work in the morning in four degree weather and return in eighteen. And you have to be prepared for all the shit in between. For me, that means dressing in layers to appease what Gavin refers to as my “narrow acceptable temperature range”. I won’t fight him on this one because it’s true. I’m either freezing or sweating my ass off. And complaining about it either way. There is almost no in-between. Hence – layers.

To help me with the wildly unpredictable spring weather, and said “narrow acceptable temperature range”, I completed my most involved pattern ever. A Kelly Anorak jacket. You guys, I sewed a jacket. A JACKET. And I lived to tell about it. I must have been drunk when I ordered the pattern because I honestly don’t know what I was thinking taking on a project with this many pieces. Whatever liquor-induced high I was living on pushed me to try something that I knew was probably a doable project, but also scared the shit out of me.
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Navy Flannel Archer Button Up

by Jacey on April 17, 2017

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Lest you think all I wear is crop tops and dresses, I present you with something that I would actually wear on an everyday basis. I’m all about the comfort factor. Jeans and some version of a t-shirt is what I liveeeee in people. Most days consist of going to the gym, going to my very casual desk job, errand running, and then heading home. So for everyday life, comfort > high fashion.
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White Quilted Inari Crop Top

by Jacey on March 9, 2017

inari crop top-3I’ve been thinking a lot about fashion and trends since I got heavy into the sewing. In the last five years or so, I have put a lot more of my creative energy into my house and decorating, and less into my clothing. Perhaps as a result, I’m finding it is taking me longer to get on board with fashion trends because I wasn’t paying as much attention to them. I see these looks on other people and often think they look great, but feel like it may just be a look that doesn’t work for me. And there are certainly lots of looks out there that I don’t feel are very “me” or something that doesn’t fit into my life-style. (I’m looking at you ruffle and bell sleeved tops.) But there are others that take me some time to warm up to, and then I end up loving them and questioning why it took me so long to get on board.
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A Floral Moneta Dress

by Jacey on February 26, 2017

I thought I would join the virtual Moneta Dress Party going on on Instagram by sharing this floral Moneta Dress that I made last fall. Not exactly a brand new make, but new to the internet. #sorrynotsorry
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Halifax Hoodie Sweater Dress

by Jacey on January 25, 2017

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You guys. I made this. One of the things that I wanted to try this year was to start posting some of the items that I have been sewing. Which requires taking photos. Of myself. Ohhhhhh the torture.

Taking photos is the basically the whole reason I have been putting this off. I’ve been pretty hard into sewing for about a year now. I have been nerding out hard. I follow a ridiculous amount of sewing Instagram accounts and blogs. Like, I’m basically a sewing stalker. Complete creep.
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