June 14, 2016

Ultra High, Ultra Right.

Found this ultra high cut one piece last week JUST in time for what has come to be our annual boat party on Lake Lanier. Nothing less than heaven sent!

I still find myself stammering over vintage pieces that fit my frame like perfection. Hands down...this is the most flattering bathing suit I own. More proof I was born in the wrong era or something. lol.

Started with a serious soak in my go-to Tide/Woolite combo before changing out the lining. 

I found a very similar material from Joann's to switch out the lining. Trace the old lining with a pen leaving yourself a quarter of an inch seam allowance. Cut out your pattern.

After snipping out the new lining, I began sewing it in from back to front. Tuck the lining under the elastic and begin your stitch. The whole process was surprisingly simple!

Seamingly yours,

J. Michael

Heads-up! If you're a small and looking to score something similar, GimmeShelterVintage has a more unique version of this one. Major plans to make a copycat version for myself.

June 1, 2016

Ode to Summers Past.

"Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds." ~Regina Brett

An ode to all of my sweet summers past. The epic summer anthems road trips constant moves memories in my head are on an endless real as there is so much going on .that I've had to pencil in all of the fun. Not exactly the run around aimlessly plans of my normal world, but I'm happy to be beyond busy with something that I love and have been working towards. 

I've spent so much time cultivating, nurturing, showering, and whatever else makes seedlings happy that seeing the sprouts pop out of my metaphorical soil are making me anxious. This summer I welcome all blooms. Big, bright, nestle-your-nose-in and take a deep breath blooms.

Seamingly yours,

J. Michael

p.s. photo via @ashleylongshoreart. she's amazing. look her up on ig.