I just wanted to apologize for being so darn quiet lately. Work has been a huge drain lately, and my outside projects have also eaten all my time. I promise, this blog has not been abandoned! More DIY projects, information articles, and occasional giveaway notices coming soon. :)

In the meantime, FYI for anyone who sews from patterns, I discovered last night that while Simplicity patterns tend to run smaller than advertised, Butterick patterns tend to run larger than advertised. I am in the midst of making B4954, and the mermaid-tail skirt is surprisingly easy (however, had to take the side seams in after it was finished, to acheive that flared look properly). Wish me luck on the jacket! :)