Colette Negroni Take 2

A little while back I made Trev a Colette Negroni shirt.

Here's a refresh – it was a success, although we thought it was a bit big on him, but we weren't sure if we could scale down to a medium. 324 more words


Mission: Summer Impossible

Summer is winding down, and like all true aficionados of the season, we savor every last sultry day.

This Sunday, the mission was simple:

  • I craved a summery, refreshing beer – something along the lines of a shandy.
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Farmhouse Ale

Last Summer Hurrah: an instant-gratification Moneta that decided to be less instant and more educational

I did it. I went fabric shopping in Toronto. My god, what a budget-buster that is.

(Digression: It’s not just that I’m undisciplined when it comes to fabric. 1,268 more words

Hibernation 2014

Colette Rooibos the Second

This dress has been a long time coming ;)

After making my first Rooibos over two years ago I always knew I wanted to make a second but like usual I got distracted by other new pretty patterns. 454 more words

Sewing Double

Moneta #1

I’ve always been wary of jersey fabrics and had been told since I was a little girl how difficult they are to sew. Enter the Colette Moneta with its lures of simplicity and super helpful online advice and I took the plunge. 149 more words


Epiphany (Senryu)

epiphany – /
Cleopatra and Colette /
purring in the shadows //

Written for Heeding Haiku with HA at MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie, where our task was to write a haiku inspired by the image by Vladimir Fedotko.  


A concept store? Do you mean a boutique?

I hopped off the plane at Charles de Gaulle for an internship that’s halfway around the world from home. Unaware of what to expect, I found myself up bright and early the next morning to work the first day of Men’s Ready to Wear Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2015. 414 more words