Outfit · Sewing

Colette Phoebe


I’m so happy autumn is coming. It was so cool this past weekend and we decided to go apple picking! It’s one of my favorite fall activities (although I know technically summer is still here). I finished up this dress just in time to wear it out. It’s a great dress for layering! I wore it with a simple black top and some knee high socks. I definitely plan on wearing this with turtlenecks, as well. This was my first time making a Phoebe. I made version 2 and I decided to add some ruffles into the princess seams! I used a poly blend fabric I picked up at Joann’s in a burnt orange and cream houndstooth. It has a good weight to it and works nicely with this pattern. I’m really pleased with how this dress turned out. I took in the bodice a tiny bit but made no other adjustments. I would love to make version 1 with the buttons!


Outfit · Sewing

Apple Picking!


There’s finally a chill in the air and it’s officially October! October is my favorite month of the year. It’s both mine and my husbands birthday AND Halloween! SO many fun things planned for this month. It’s going to fly by, I’m sure!


I wore a corduroy jumper I made from slightly altering Simplicity 1609, over this adorable Modcloth fox sweater! I’d like to make another one with a lower neckline and maybe some patch pockets on the front.



The orchards are SO beautiful. We went to Melicks in Oldwick, NJ where we’ve gone the past few years. And of course I had to pick up some cider and donuts to bring home!


Sweater: Modcloth | Shift dress: made by me | Tights: Modcloth | Boots: Lucky Brand