Welcome to my NEW Blog!

Woohooo!! You and I are sooooo lucky! We get to start this new blog in MAUI !!! When I found out Hawaii would be our vacation spot this summer, I HAD to have a new wardrobe. I have so many things to share with you...I'm so excited!

I want this to be a style / sewing blog. I won't bombard you with every step of each handmade project, but I'll give you any helpful tips that I come across in the process.

And, I'd love to hear from you when your way is better than mine.

On our first night out, this is the view we had from the restaurant. Molokai in the sunset...breathtaking isn't it?

This is what I wore:

The top is Burda Young 7227. If you can believe it, this is the muslin I made before I cut from fashion fabric for a second top. (You'll see that one later ;-)  I HAD to finish it because the white was so pretty.  There is a lovely blue flower on the front which I embroidered with my fancy embroidery attachment. I love how easy it is to add special touches. FYI, although you cannot see it, I made a simple crystal and silver bead necklace to go with. Trust me, anyone can do it.

 Here is a closer look at the top...

TIP: Stitch out the design BEFORE you hem so there is plenty of flat surface to attach the hoop.

The Maxi skirt is from a super cute, super stripey ITY knit from Fabric.com.  No wrinkles here! So great for packing and so cool and comfortable in the Maui humidity and heat. I made it from a tutorial I found here. Thanks Sarah for sharing this simple yet stylish maxi skirt with us!

TIP: I added 1/2" elastic to the waist seam as this was a slippery fabric and I wanted it to stay put! It is sandwiched between the fold-over waistband and the skirt so you won't know it's there.

And for the finale...sunset...take your time and take it in, I know I did. Just don't forget to breathe!



  1. I loved your blog at http://www.blogionaire.com. I hope you get lots of visitors!

  2. Good luck with your blog. I can't think of a better place to begin than Maui!

  3. I saw your blog start and it was great. I also recently started one. It's fun but tough for me to make frequent entries as I don't sew fast enough or sometimes I'm just too tired after my day job. Would love you to check out mine as well. Oh yes, I'm a fellow tall gal like you.


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