• Sewing,  Vintage Style

    Self Stitched September 2016: September 01-September 13

    September 1 I wore this exact same outfit for Me-Made-May 2015, the one that fell apart after one week due to work travel.  Not this time!  I paired my gray cotton twill circle skirt, which I made Burda’s Linda pattern,  with a navy interlock blue Astoria pull over, from the Colette Seamwork collection.  I love these two patterns quite a lot.  I have made them and remade them several times.  I will probably make them again at some point.  Interesting fact, this skirt and the navy one were part of a set of four skirts that I made way back in 2011.  Right after I started sewing garments, having discovered…

  • Geekery,  Mirandomness,  Sewing,  Vintage Style

    Kawaii Kitties in Kimonos: Adventures in Creative Contrasts

    There is a fantastic shop in Houston called “My Flaming Heart.”  The proprietress and artist in residence makes beautiful retro fashions in the most delightful and eclectic of fabrics.  My Flaming Heart frequently sells the remnants of these fabrics.  I have been hoarding this Alexander Henry print for about six years.  It was from a 2009 collection called Kitty Kokeshi and it has been out of production for who knows how long.  I have had it so long, that I had forgotten exactly how many yards I had.  When I started the stash busting, 2.5 yard strappy dress project, I pulled it out and discovered I had 2 yards exactly. Then…

  • Cooking with Miranda,  Geekery,  Mirandomness,  Sewing,  Vintage Style

    Whiskers on Kittens! It’s a New Series!

    I appreciate a well executed product review.  It’s how I have found items that I continue to use to this day.  Tattoo eyeliner by Kat Von D, Ruby Woo Lipstick, the Clover Quick Turner, Colette Patterns are all things I have discovered through online product reviews.  I like sharing the love for products that I adore and that have made my life easier.  Since this site is a pretty diverse collection of the stuff that makes Miranda-Mirandom, I have decided to stick to a format of five specific categories:  Beauty/Fashion, Sewing, Food/Cooking, Media, and Technology/Geekery or “What am I Wearing?”, “What am I Making?,”  “What’s Cooking?”, “What am I Listening…