Sew Paradise


Tomorrow I take the wee ones to Target. I had purchased a pair of magenta suedeish shoes with flowers for Peanut, but they were too large. I bought them when she was not with me, and when they didn’t fit, the whole thing melted down into a screaming tantrum. But honestly if I’d have brought home shoes for myself and couldn’t ever wear them, would I not be upset too? I think so! Would I have thrown myself down on the floor and screamed and kicked til I was sent to my room? Depends on the shoe!

She’s suuuper excited about this shopping trip for the shoes (honestly, I did NOT do this to her, she comes by it naturally!) She asked if, tomorrow morning, “after 10 minutes when we get up, can we go to the store where they have my shoes?” (and mama is thinking, lord help me if they do not have the shoes…)

This weekend I have plans. I have a ton of client work to do, yes, but I also have plans to sew that princess dress, because, well, the Princess Party is a week away!! I also have a precut nursing hoodie from Jalie that I am planning on finishing. After that, well there are a million projects to do, and a big stash of fabric waiting to dive into.

But in the mean time, here’s a little fun built around a vintage poncho.


One Vintage Crochet Poncho

That, friends, is my vintage poncho. Almost exactly! Mine’s actually a capelet (opens in front but I have a vintage pin holding it closed), also crochet, that I got for $1 at a rummage sale – maybe less (it might have been one of those $1-a-bag days). Indeed. It’s a great topper for a cool spring day, though I’ll wear it indoors in the winter. The only challenge I have with ponchos in general is what coat to wear over them. A cape seems too, well, too much cape. A regular coat makes you push up the poncho to be kind of bunchy around your upper arms and chest. I’m open to suggestions from other cold-climate poncho wearers.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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