A Jumpsuit for Pineapple Skies

On April 27th, I attended the Second Annual Sol Blume festival in Sacramento, California. You can read all about my experience here. My modus operandi in preparation for events like Sol Blume, or major events in general, is to make a garment to wear to said event, at the last minute. And that is just … Continue Reading

New Year, New Jacket

Take a trip with me back to January 1, 2019. I went into 2019 with a bah-humbug attitude. I did not subscribe to new year’s resolutions as they brought on too much pressure. Notwithstanding, I was more than relieved to leave 2018 behind me and I wanted to demonstrate that in some way. I did … Continue Reading

PYNK

PYNK like the inside of your… I could go on and on about how I made the pants, but… Happy Halloween!

This is it – Luchini Overalls

Camp Lo’s Uptown Saturday Night turned 20…Excuse me, while I let that sink in a bit. Recently I found myself in something of a creative output dilemma. My mother bought me a ton of fabric to use to make garments that I could sell, but I kept finding myself eyeing the fabric and making something for myself … Continue Reading

My Dark Red Jacket

The long and short of it is, I heard Steve Lacy’s, “Dark Red” and became obsessed. High hat, bass dram and guitar strum bring you into an indie soul jam. When I listened to Dark Red, I fell into a kaleidoscope of colors reds and browns of contrasting textiles and textures. Dirty sturdy denim, flannel and brass. … Continue Reading

Poof be Gone

A bagillion years ago, I took a draping class and learned to make a pant pattern. I have noted this before and I will note it again, why we learned to make a pant pattern in a draping course is beyond me, but hey, at least I can make pants from scratch now. During the … Continue Reading

All Gold Everything

At long last I sewed a garment with this beautiful gold fabric. Ya got your long coat here… I made the coat first as I wanted to create a simple garment that did not take away from the print. I felt that any other cut would take away from the symmetry of the pattern. Clean cut … Continue Reading

Hold Me Up

With all of the dark things in the world, it is imperative to cherish the glimmers of light. Sometimes you need something to remind you that you should appreciate the people, places and things in your life that reflect that light.   Many moons ago I was introduced to Acid Rap. Although it was Chance the … Continue Reading

Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit, Jumpsuit

Aye, I made another jumpsuit! This time around, I joined the pretty girls sew April sew-along. I decided to use this indigo dyed fabric that was collecting dust in my closet for years.  I used McCall’s M7330 pattern to make this utility jumpsuit. Most of my jumpsuits are form fitting so I decided to make this one … Continue Reading

Under Pressure Pullovers

As long as I have been sewing, Thanksgiving and Christmas have always been a time when I go home and get some sewing in. Before the turkey or Jollof rice stole the show on the dining room table, I made it my workspace. During the Christmas of 2014, I finished a jumpsuit I meant to … Continue Reading