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Birthday Girl

Happy new year to me!

Today I am 38 years older, wiser, with a whole new patch of grey hair. I’m still not sure why they are coming in so fast.

I was able to spend the night before my birthday sewing. This was a treat. I went pattern shopping, picked up 2 pieces of fabric at JoAnns and I repurposed an old dress.

This top is mccall’s 7780 made in a golden yellow linen blend from joanns.

This top is certainly on trend with the exposed shoulders and boxy fit.

The other top was repurposed fabric from a maternity dress I’d made in 2015.

I cut the top off and used the skirt portion for my pattern, mccall’s 7779. I had to be creative placing the fabric pieces though.

I believe it turn out cute. The fabric is a printed challis. The back of this too is really fun and has lots of movement.

I celebrated my birthday with family and friends, supported a black owned basketball franchise the St. Louis Surge and also had dinner at a local business Sugarfire BBQ.

I’m thankful for the 37 years that have passed and look forward to an exciting year 38!!


  1. Blessed to have known you 8 of the 38! Happy birthday again!! (Need to steal both of those tops)

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