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DownEast Remix

DownEast Remix

Do you ever have one of those moments when you discover a hole in an article of clothing, start angrily muttering under your breath about how you can’t believe this item you just bought is already falling apart, but then almost have a heart attack when you start counting in your mind and realize that you’ve owned this item for 5+ years? Happens to me all the time. Where does the time go? What to do with these pieces is…

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Ruffle Fabric Pencil Skirt

Ruffle Fabric Pencil Skirt

I love the look of pre-ruffled fabric and how easy it is to use. I got a good deal on some red ruffle fabric, but since red isn’t exactly my color I saved it for a special birthday present for my sister. As with most of the things I do, I read several tutorials and after not finding any one in particular that fit my needs, I kind of did my own thing. My approach wasn’t anything groundbreaking, but it’s…

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Too Big Tank to Just Right Tee

Too Big Tank to Just Right Tee

The other day we were at the mall walking around and enjoying their A/C. I stepped into a Motherhood Maternity Outlet to check out their nursing wares. I’d heard really good things about their pull-down tanks and figured I’d check and see if they had any for a good price. (Honestly, I was mostly looking for things to prolong my stay in the overly air conditioned building.) The selection in my size was slim, unimpressive, and not any sort of…

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What We Wore

What We Wore

  Since we are obviously trendsetters we thought we’d document these outfits we just threw together so we could inspire all of you. Seriously though, I remember when my college newspaper started featuring random students’ outfits. I thought it was a weird thing to do. Now this type of thing is ALL OVER the internet. These days I mostly find these types of posts amusing (Holy crap, people really pay that much for belts!?!?), but every once in awhile they…

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Open For Business

Open For Business

After sewing up a frenzy, taking a million photos, and anguishing over pricing, my shop is officially open for business. Right now I am testing the market/waters, so if there’s anything that you don’t see that you want to see or something you’d be willing to pay more for, let me know. Also, if there are typos anywhere in the shop, let me know ASAP. I hate typos. (How embarrassing.) Any other feedback is welcomed as well. If you like…

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Little White Dress

Little White Dress

I’ve always wanted a little girl. I was not necessarily disappointed when we found out Cooper was a boy, but I was disappointed that shopping for and dressing a boy was fairly unexciting. When we first brought Ellen home from the hospital I think I made her a new headband every day for a week. It drove Noel crazy.  “You really like dressing her up don’t you?” He asked. Guilty as charged; I do enjoy it. Months before Ellen was…

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Not Flattering

Not Flattering

So, I was at Target the other day scouring the clearance maternity racks. I had a $3 coupon for Liz Lange Maternity in hand (You can print one from their website if you’re in the business for maternity apparel. I think it doesn’t expire until the end of February.) and was bound and determined to find something that a) Fit b) Looked good and c) was cheap. I found a top in a size larger than I usually wear (I’m…

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And Then There Are Days I Just Stay in Sweatpants

And Then There Are Days I Just Stay in Sweatpants

A post like the one below isn’t so much for me to brag about my amazing sewing skills (which are highly overestimated by the way) as it is to brag about the fact that I, Audrey Merket, actually wore something cute and unstained on the same day that I went to the effort to do my hair. When we were briefly living in DC we attended church there. My ears perked up one Sunday when one of the women told…

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Dressing the Bump

Dressing the Bump

Once I’ve “come out” about being pregnant I’m all about wearing clothes that show off the bump. When I was pregnant with Cooper I was teaching so I had to look professional most days. Now that I’m not working though, the temptation to just hang out in sweatpants all day long is sometimes much too strong. So, to avoid slipping into too much of a “frump slump,” I set a silly and vain goal that I was going to focus…

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