Happy Independence Day

Hello, friends! It has been a long while since I have been active on this poor neglected blog, but I have still been sewing (as if that is a surprise).  I finally photographed a bunch of makes to share with you over the next couple of weeks. Here are a few of them.


I won’t bore you with details of my absence, other than to say that I was low on time and energy due to my job and some health struggles. The good new is, I’ve been taking steps to improve my health and my body is steadily healing. I am feeling more motivated than ever to share and interact with the lovely online sewing community. I have missed blogging and keeping up with everyone, and I have some exciting things on the horizon.

Anyway, since it’s Independence Day here in the US, it’s the perfect day to share an outfit with red, white and blue in it.

Deer&Doe Anemone skirt made from vintage napkins

I made this skirt and crop top combo two years ago for the 4th of July.


The skirt pattern is the Deer & Doe Anemone skirt.


The material was actually a partial set of vintage napkins that I found in a thrift store several years ago.



I made the crop top from a large unworn knit shirt that was in my to-be-reconstructed bin.


The outfit has a bit of a retro vibe, and it’s perfect for a picnic or just lounging around on a warm summer day.


A Cuda ear made an appearance in the bottom right corner of the photo above. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, then you know that we got a super sweet German Shepherd a little over two years ago. His name is Cuda, and he is best buds with Newton.


Speaking of Newton, he says, “hi!”

Not much more to say about the outfit, but I’ll have more project posts coming soon. I also have a vegetable garden this year, so I’ll share some photos of that in the home & garden section of the blog, as well as some photos of progress on our Maryland house (yes, we’re still working on it) and some other fun DIY home decor projects I’ve done over the past couple of years.

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  1. Sarah Lewis

    July 4, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Yay, you are back! ❤️

  2. gingermakes

    July 5, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Welcome back! Sorry to hear you’ve not been well, but I’m glad you’re feeling better!

    1. Becca

      July 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      Thanks, lady! 😊

  3. Shannon Jordan

    July 6, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    So good to see you back!!

    1. Becca

      July 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks, Shannon! Glad to be back. 😀

  4. kathryn

    July 7, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Welcome back! I’m sorry to hear you’ve not been well but glad to hear you’re on the mend. That’s so cool you managed to get a skirt out of napkins!

    1. Becca

      July 7, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      Thank you, Kathryn! The napkins were just the perfect size for making a princess seam skirt.

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