• SXSW Interactive 2015

    Soaking It All In

    5 days.  Total exhaustion.  Complete inspiration.  Another year of SXSW Interactive came and went…  I finished my week by scraping myself off the pavement and heading straight back into the office… and now I’m getting cozy with the cold I picked up.  It was so worth it, though! My Lizzy is on her way back […]

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SXSW Interactive 2015

Soaking It All In

5 days.  Total exhaustion.  Complete inspiration.  Another year of SXSW Interactive came and went…  I finished my week by scraping myself off the pavement and heading straight back into the office… and now I’m getting cozy with the cold I picked up.  It was so worth it, though! My Lizzy is on her way back […]

Giles after his bath

Mr. Giles (version 7.0) & DIY Forecast

There has been a lot happening in my life lately, so you’ll have to pardon my absence on here for a while!  I have missed blogging a lot more than I realized and am back to a more normal schedule.  While I’ve been juggling work-life balance and setting up my life as a single gal […]

Simplicity 2224

Keep Your Pants On

The UFO marathon continues!  I’ve prioritized my projects by (1) things I need for work wear, (2) projects that fit the current season in Austin (i.e., I think my UFO shorts can wait another couple months), and (3) garments that help fill in wardrobe gaps. I’ve made these Simplicity 2224 pants before and they are […]

Colette Patterns Laurel knit blouse

UFO no more!

Make more!  UFOs be gone!  I know it’s been a little sparse here on School of Moxie since the New Year, but I gotta tell you… I have been MAKING and making and making and making and making…  Do I feel good?  HELLS, YESSSSS!!!  Y’all saw the first of the two Negroni shirts for Scott.  […]

Colette Patterns Negroni mens shirt

Menswear Shirt Lab

I finished Scott’s first of two overdue-Christmas-Hawaiian shirts a week ago… and then my time got away from me!  This post is way overdue.  As some of you may remember, I used Colette Patterns’ Negroni shirt pattern for these short sleeved shirts in novelty cotton prints. I was a little nervous going into this project […]

Knitting by School of Moxie

Make More

I’ve been taking my time lately to slow down a bit in my studio and think about my long term goals and how I want to get there.  I have some really big personal goals this year and figuring out what I want to do with School of Moxie and where it is already heading […]

pinstripe DIY mail center

Organizing is Classy!

Many moons ago, I saw a DIY project on the Noodlehead blog for a mail center and I have wanted to make one for ages!  Well, I finally did. I’m re-embracing my Frugal Fabric Challenge and this is another one.  The pin striped back comes from left over cotton shirting I used for my steampunk […]

divided fabric basket

Handmade Holidays

I can’t believe 2014 is already coming to an end!  I’ve been using the holiday season as a time to slow myself down and really take stock of everything.  It means I’ve been posting WAY less to School of Moxie, but I’m OK with that.  (You just wait until January… muahahaha!)  I’m thinking about all […]

#bpsewvember tools

#bpSewvember Round-up

November was a tough month for me where blogging is concerned.  Between daytime career demands and the approaching holidays, I found myself learning a LOT about my personal limits and what I really want to achieve in my sewing adventures.  There was one thing that kept me active, even if I wasn’t able to spend […]

astrology coasters by School of Moxie

In the Shop: Astrology Coasters

Dude.  I’m *finally* selling my own handmade stuff on Etsy!!  I’ve been playing around with the construction of these astrology coasters (12 in a set) and I’m pretty pleased with the first round.  I chose to turn out these coasters and top stitch the edges to help close the final seam.  Once this round sells […]