Cotton + Steel Clothesline Floral Wrap Dress

Well hellooooo!  And happy summer to you, if you are, in fact, enjoying summer at the moment.  I’ve been having a lovely month of camping and beaches and swimming and sun.  But August is here which means I’m back to work gearing up for back to school, and honestly, I’m already behind.  How can that be possible!?

Anyways, I’m here with my latest Miss Matatabi Makers project, but since I ended up making two dresses, I’m sharing one here and the other on the Miss Matatabi blog!  So check out Kaya’s wrap dress here and then head over there to see Yuki’s dress.

Clothesline Floral Wrap Dress by you & mie

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Yorokobi Summer Set

Yorokobi Summer Set // you & mie

It’s nani IRO month!  I’ve already proclaimed my love of nani IRO fabrics before, so I won’t bore you with my gushing about how wonderfully beautiful, intricate, bold yet delicate, and one-of-a-kind each of Naomi Ito’s designs are and what great quality the fabric is and how lovely it is to sew and how it’s even lovelier to wear.  No, I don’t need to mention all of the many things I love about nani IRO fabric again, right?

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Tips for your closet purge

Hey!  So how is your wardrobe clean up going?!  It’s been so great reading all your comments sharing your own experiences, challenges and advice!  Thank you!

The Great Closet Purge 2015 // you & mie

I just wanted to check in really quickly and share a few tips that I’ve found helpful during my purge.  I already shared these on Instagram, but I know not everyone is on there, so here they are for you! Continue reading

The Great Closet Purge

The Great Closet Purge // you & mie
While I was participating in Me Made May, I spent time looking through my closet to find things that I’d made and as I was digging, I realized how much stuff I have that I just never wear.  I think most of us are in the same boat.  We hold on to clothes that we think we might wear if we have the right occasion, or we hope it’ll fit us again after we lose that 10+ pounds.  Maybe we are holding on to that shirt for sentimental reasons.  Regardless, they sit in our closets or drawers being passed over every day and whether we realize it or not, they weigh us down and take up space both physically and emotionally.  For anyone who has done a purge before, you know how freeing it can be.  How it feels like a weight being lifted.

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Canvas dopp kits and a little hand stitching

I’m over on the Miss Matatabi blog today sharing these two dopp kits I made!   I used these lovely canvas fabrics and the Zippered Dopp Kit tutorial from The Purl Bee and I’m loving how they came out.

Dopp Kits in Canvas by you & mie

I added a bit of decorative hand stitching to one to make a personalized gift for my honey!  Check out all the details on Miss Matatabi!

Dopp Kits in Canvas by you & mie

(I’m still going strong wearing handmades for Me Made May, but definitely running out of new things to wear.  I’m trying to remedy that with a couple new Scout Tees – how about you?)

Life is strange: part 2 and Me Made May

So back in February, I posted about how I decided to take on a new writing opportunity to blog for  Well, after two months of that, I quit!  Shortest writing “career” ever?  Haha, maybe.  I tried it.  I liked some of the things about it.  It definitely pushed me to write about different topics and in a way that’s completely different from how I write here on this blog.  I got to connect with some new people.  I liked the paycheck :P

But it was stressful.  For a slow writer like me, and a maaaajor procrastinator, it was too much.  The second I finished one piece, it was time to start another.  When I had submitted all the posts for one month, I had to come up with new ideas for the next month.   Continue reading

Let’s Have A Party Skirt

Hey!  It’s Kids Clothes Week!  It’s been awhile since I’ve fully jumped into Kids Clothes Week, but I was feeling motivated to make some new duds for the 4 year old.  I had completely stopped making clothes for her at some point because she was rejecting all the stuff that I was making.  But now she’s really into dresses, skirts and tank tops and all those things that I made 1-2 years ago!  Lately, she’s been grabbing this skirt a lot (which makes me super happy), so I thought I should add another to the closet.

Let's Have a Party Skirt by you & mie

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