Notes From Neptune

I write about people, places, and things.

Finished Objects: Portrait Blouse and Pencil Skirt

As part of Me-Made May, I am attempting to increase the amount of me-made options in my closet instead of trying to put together a me-made outfit every day.  I’ve been a big fan of Gertie’s Blog for Better Sewing for quite awhile, so it was a no-brainer that I would get her book when it came out. I’ve made the pencil skirt pattern before (unblogged, shame on me!) but.. Read More

Me-Made May… My Version.

So there’s a thing on the crafty internet called Me-Made May. The point of this “thing” is for people to compose outfits for the entire month out of things they have made themselves. I love Me-Made May. I think it’s such a cool concept and a neat way to open up your mind and closet for the great wardrobe pieces you have and the ones you might need to add… Read More

New Tools, New Trade

Well, maybe not so new. But with a job that requires me to dress like a “grown-up” instead of in jeans and a t-shirt every day, I’ve discovered a new impetus and dedication for my sewing. And while this whirlwind of new projects has been a lot of fun, it’s been… difficult. You see, Nancy has been getting up in years, and she’s not used to working this much. Her.. Read More