Brooding & Plotting my way back to SWAP F/W 2014

Grieving is difficult. I was hoping refashioning my Mom’s clothing would help. It didn’t. Because the longest amount of time I spent with her in recent decades was when she got sick. The sad images keep intruding. So I’m switching tack & going back to fabrics & projects that were in the queue before she […]

Me 2 Me Made May ’15

 ‘I, Pia of overflowingstahs.com, sign up – belatedly – as a participant of Me-Made-May ’15. I endeavour to wear at least one Me-Made each day for the duration of May 2015′ Finally, I decided to join in all the fun for a change. I normally don’t join the various exciting sew-alongs because I’m confident I […]

Barely There Python ruched panel skirt (Burda 2011-08-121)

This should have been an easy make. But my fabrics conspired against me. So this snake missed the  Jungle January 2015 party. The Pattern Burdastyle 2011-08-121 Again this pattern wasn’t my first choice. When I thought I’d go ruching & front panel I had in mind the skirt portion of Burdastyle 2014-05/115 asymmetric dress. But […]

Epic #NYlon2014 meet up

You got to hand it to gregarious Rachel of House of Pinheiro for organizing such an epic #NYlon2014 meet-up. She counted 71 attendees this year. Wow. There were colorful ladies not just from all over UK, but also honored guests from across the pond and the Continent as well. Colorful too were the Me-Mades on […]