Me Made Capsule no. 1: Classic Tee Shirt

Capsule No 1: Classic Tee Shirt | Octaves of Color, a Creative Blog

Welcome to the first post in my Me Made Capsule Series! The first project I wanted to tackle for my capsule wardrobe was a classic tee shirt. There is nothing more basic or more essential than a tee shirt. But because tee shirts are so simple, every detail makes a big impact. The fabric, neckline […]

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Introducing My Me-Made Capsule Wardrobe

Introduction: Me-Made Capsule Wardrobe | Octaves of Color

Today, I’m introducing a new series: my Me-Made Capsule Wardrobe. I’d like to tell you why I want a capsule wardrobe, and why it matters to me to make it myself. My life has been in continuous transition for the past three years. And while I have adapted to my new life, my wardrobe really […]

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Making a Mini-T for My Mini-Me

When you have a baby, one of the first things people want to tell you is which parent your baby looks like. To me, babies look like babies, not their parents. And my own child was no exception. I had no idea who she looked like, or if she would end up looking like my […]

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Streaming Shows and Hand-Knitting Socks

When I’m feeling lazy, my favorite thing to do is grab a set of knitting needles and stream TV shows on my computer. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating me-time. The last few weeks I have been on a binge-watching, sock-making spree. So far I’ve made two and a half pairs of socks—one and a half pairs […]

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Gingham Easter Dress: My Own Design

When I was a kid, getting a new Easter dress was a major highlight of the year. The headquarters of Portland-based Daisy Kingdom were a short drive away from where I lived in Beaverton. As I remember it, Daisy Kingdom was the coolest thing around. At church, all of the girls in my Sunday School […]

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