Purl Soho’s Gathered Skirt for All Ages

I stumbled upon this skirt on Pinterest. I love the minimal design. I’d like to try to make a couple of these for myself for spring, one in black linen and one in an olive green. I would make mine a tiny bit longer.


They would look great with a simple knotted t-shirt, a cross body bag, and these fabulous Teva leather sandals. A perfect outfit to wear for a bicycle ride into town. Ching Ching


The skirt design is from Purl Soho. Their how-to video is posted below.

To read the full post on the Purl Soho website click here.

xo jam

all you magazine

All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.
All You magazine. Issue 10, October 18, 2013. Page 13.

My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine.  I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.”  That’s better than a stick in your eye.  xo jam

smilebooth backdrop

smile booth backdrop
Image via Dolci Odille.

I am planning on creating a photo booth backdrop for the 4th Annual Women’s Clothing Swap.  I’ve tried to capture pictures of swappers myself in the past but I always get too busy.  It’s like trying to take pictures at your own wedding.  This year I want to create a backdrop and invite swappers to take pictures of themselves and share them on Facebook and Twitter (with the hash-tag #portswap).  I saw this picture above over on  Dolci Odille and it got me to thinking about post-it notes.  What if I buy an assortment of colored post it notes, chop them into triangles and arrange them into this pretty pattern onto sheets of kraft paper?  It just might work.