White Floral Skirt SS 2017

White floral burnout poly-cotton skirt with a rainbow-of-colors chiffon lining. Spring/Summer 2017. For Irene.

Plein Air 2016

Family Selfie

“Family Selfie” Amber Thatcher, December 2016. 5″x 7″ watercolor on paper.

Floral Sundress SS 2017

Cut-out strap sundress with slit skirt in a painterly floral fabric. Spring/Summer 2017

Kimono Cardigan

Kimono Cardigan. Pattern: Simplicity 1108, view “B”.

This is one of my favorite patterns to make. It’s really simple and comfortable in a wide range of fabrics, but I especially love it in knits. I’ve made this 3 times and it’s great to make for gifts. It’s not a pattern made for knits, but I find it so comfortable when made from a medium weight knit.

Alyssa and Keli’i

Plaid Shirt Dress

Simplicity 8014, view “D”.

The sleeves were about an inch too short for my arms so I keep them rolled up when I wear this. I love the pockets on this and it’s one of my go-to winter outfits!


McCall’s M6044 view “E” without pockets.

The first draft I made of this shirt (size small) turned out way smaller than I expected it to. I had already cut the pattern, so to make a larger size, I just added a few inches here and there to make it a more comfortable, loose fit. It was a gift for my mom and it ended up fitting her nicely! Being a dress shirt pattern, there were quite a few steps involved in making this. It wasn’t the easiest pattern, but I figured it out. Next time, I might make a larger size and adjust the fit as needed.

Guatemala Crop Top

Self-drafted boxy crop top made from a woven fabric I picked up in Antigua Guatemala. It was originally a table runner and the tasseled ends were perfect for the bottom of the shirt.