Tuesday, July 29, 2014

sizzling with the shwins

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Oh my goodness you guys! Today’s Paris inspired outfit is so ridiculously cute!! Shauna of Shwin and Shwin is kind enough to share with us today! Shwin Designs is the super adorable and right on trend pattern shop owned by these talented sisters. I have lost count of how many of their patterns I have sewn over the years and I ALWAYS love the results! Hop over HERE if you are looking for a fun weekend project  (my personal fav is the maggie mae tunic here). You have GOT to hop over ….


Saturday, July 19, 2014

lexi sizzles

Today is a fun but also kinda sad day. Our guest today is the SUPER talented Lexi of Lexi Made. You can find her amazing projects (and stunning photography) on her blog HERE and she is also a contributor over at the Sewing Rabbit. Lexi is a girl after my own heart, in that photography is her main love (at least i think I can say that) and sewing is a huge fun support of that. I pretty much sew not just because I love to but …. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

sizzling with simple simon

Say THAT six times fast ha! Today we have the lovely ladies of Simple Simon and co.  Liz and liZ are incredible. There is just no other word for them. They just exude timelessness in everything they sew. On top of their flawless taste in sewing projects they also are the driving force behind Project Run and Play. The organization and kindness throughout my time in PRP made the competition all the more fun. I am so very grateful they were willing to lend their talents here on SINML and you are going to DIE when you see the cute tutorial! When you get a few HOURS to look over their amazing website hop on over HERE. You will be addicted immediately!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer with Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking!

We have such a fun style inspiration post today from the lovely Suzannah of Adventures in Dressmaking! What I love about Suzannah’s blog is that her projects are always meant for the LONG term. So so so often I sew something and then wear it once because it ended up not be the style I love or because I just have no idea how to actually wear said item well. My favorite repeat posts of AIDM is the “how to wear it posts”. Okay, so you made an amazing but very unique outfit, nowwwwwwww how to wear it. Whenever I feel like I am getting into a wardrobe “funk” these posts kick me right back out again! Then add into it her gorgeous food photography (her IG feed makes me drool) and home decor posts and well, I am certainly hooked! Thank you so much Suzannah! . . .

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

delia creates sizzles

I have been following Delia’s blog, Delia Creates for as long as I can remember and have loved watching her blog go from uh-mazing to what I believe could pretty much be top shelf magazine cover worthy every day. She makes the simplest of items looks just absolutely stunning in her still photography. I have now made all but one of her Crochet tutorials (I am getting to that last one ASAP).  And every time she posts a sewing project I think, pardon my French, “oh man, I soooo want to make that imm√©diatement!”   How she does it . . . 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

in the summer when it sizzles

Our time in Paris is coming to a close. Our departure date was moved WAY up due to a very unfortunate event that happened earlier this week. Many of you have also commented asking about the absence of Wild Wandering. For the time being we have made our personal blog private until we decide how to move forward. Thanks for all your support in that area! To help alleviate the stress of moving and trying to keep the blog semi active during this HUGE transition, I called upon some of the super talented ladies in this lovely sewing world and asked if they would create something inspired by Paris in the summer, when it is sizzling.


Sunday, June 22, 2014

who needs some leather?

With posting all these leather tutorials lately I am so happy that Leather Hide Store offered to do a giveaway! What fun is it to see all these fun projects if you can’t make them? The Leather Hide Store is offering a $50 dollar gift card for you to stock up on fun leather! All you need to do is “like” them on facebook HERE and then hop over and “like” Sewing In No Mans Land HERE, leave a comment saying what you would make with your leather and letting me know you “Liked” and you will be entered (if you are awesome and already “like” us both just mention it in the comments). This giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada.


Monday, June 16, 2014

french patterns: c’est dimanche

One of my goals while living here in France was to sew lots of French patterns. There are loads of lovely French pattern companies and I have slowly created a small collection of fun patterns. The trick is, they are in French. And like in any language, genera language is different from main stream so this presented some interesting challenges. Just     
     yesterday I was …..


Thursday, June 12, 2014

pattern tester call

Alright folks. I am at it again. This time it is for an oldie but a really big goodie. I am finally finally finally going to see if I can’t make the Taking Notes mother and child patterns PERFECT.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Marrakech Dress

The Marrakech Dress Pattern talked about in this post can be found HERE and is on sale for two weeks for $2!

Monday, June 9, 2014

first floral crown

Last week I thought I would “give” myself the week off from sewing. Ironically I ended up doing tons of sewing. All things I had been wanting to get to so badly while Project Sewn was going but just didn’t have the time. We are doing pictures today so hopefully I will be able to share super soon. This morning though I went to bed and woke up grumpy. I am generally not a grumpy person and I actively get frustrated with myself when I am grumpy. In an attempt to de-grumpify myself we planned a fun family outing only to be thwarted by an even grumpier then me toddler. She was so so tired and we new that taking her on a long metro ride was just begging for a massive public meltdown. So instead . . . 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monets Garden: Project Sewn Round 2

This round was really tricky for me. I am a HUGE fan of flowers and even floral print, but I have never ever even purchased myself something floral print let alone made something. My mind always does battle with sizes of prints, colors and cuts. So, when I saw that this weeks theme was flower power I sort of panicked. Luckily I had a wonderful friend visiting who calmed me down and reassured me when I finally did make a decision (I wish we could all have a friend like that around all the time!). I decided to base my look on one of my favorite places in France, Monet’s Garden.

More pictures here:


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

project sewn: iconic leading ladies jo from funny face

I am so excited to share my first look from this season’s Project Sewn!  If you love it and could click on over to Project Sewn HERE and vote for my look I would be ever so grateful! The prompt was leading ladies you can read more about why I picked Jo from Funny Face over on Project Sewn.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Pattern for the week May 2nd

I have been really wanting to make the kids all new Jammies as of late. They have such cute ones at the stores here made from gorgeous soft cottons. I thought maybe ya’ll might be in the mood for some spring jammies as well so my potterybarn jammies are on sale!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

put a scarf on it: camera strap

I have been needing a new camera strap for a while. My sequin one from Camera Strap Week was starting to loose sequins at an alarming rate ha! I still wanted something feminine (sadly for my hubby who sometimes wears the camera) but also wanted it soft this time, those sequins are scratchy. I have loved the scarf camera straps I have seen all over pintrest and decided to whip one up quickly using the most gorgeous leather scraps on the ends. . . 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Leather Week: pique-nique bag

I am so excited to be working with the  Leather Hide Store. to share a bunch of inspiration and tutorial posts about projects you can do with small amounts of leather. They were a dream to work with and their selection is INCREDIBLE! I wanted to share fun things you can make with out breaking the bank! So snatch up a remnant or a whole hide and get sewing! 


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thursday, April 3, 2014


One of the great things about being a seamstress in Paris is the fabric district! On the flip side one of the worst parts of being a seamstress in Paris is the fabric district. It is pretty much your only option when it comes to fabric.
Whats the big deal you ask?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sassy Steals Winner

So um, yeah, time went way to fast this past week ha! We have hit guest season head on and it got the best of me. Totally forgot to announce the winner of the giveaway from our fabulous sponsor Sassy Steals!


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