Full or Short Overalls
I have been seriously looking for a pair overalls that don’t feel binding on my shoulders or givie me a wedgy. The fabric I chose is Ponte’ Roma that has 4-way stretch. Medium weight fabric that can handle some wear, but not stiff and feel boxy. I also wanted to have a piece that made it feel tailored to a women’s shape. I have shape and I like that about my body. This piece does it by giving movement and attitude. I personally have been looking for this piece for a while. This winter I found a pattern that was my grandmas. This is the holy Grail. Lady you can rock your Overalls with a belt or say “heck I don’t have time for that”.
Our Featured model for the overalls is Shiway Wang : I am a mom, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife, Scorpio and marine ecologist (in no particular order). I love to laugh and make others laugh. I try to find humor in everything that life throws my way. I like to say hello to everyone I pass when I’m hiking, biking or walking. Life is too short not spread light and kindness. Especially in the world we live in now which seems to be full of darkness and hate. People who know me will tell you that I’m friendly, outgoing, compassionate, a good listener and loyal. I will tell you I’m persistent, a perfectionist with a type-A personality (which I’ve had to let go since having kids) and an introvert, preferring time to myself over social gatherings. I love to bike, run, hike and beach combing. I’ve lived all over the US but I’ll tell you I’m from Colorado where I spent my teen and early adult years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. But I didn’t have a passion for it. I’ve always been fascinated with the ocean and all things marine ever since I can remember. There is something incredibly healing, peaceful and magical about the ocean. I took a giant scary leap one summer and accepted a field tech position on the Farallon Islands off the coast of California to monitor seabirds. It was my first experience with living on a remote island with no running water, limited facilities, and with a few other people. For 4 months I got pooped on, bit, kicked in the head by angry gulls. I also got to witness nature at its grandest. Sitting in blinds all day watching seabirds during their breeding season: courting, mating, egg laying, raising chicks and those chicks fledging. Lying beneath a mist net in the moonlit midnight waiting for storm petrels to return to their nests so we could put leg bands on them. After that summer I was hooked on field biology. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with albatross on the remote islands of Hawaii and penguins in Antarctica. And, of course, Alaska. The first time I came up to Alaska was in 1999. As a field tech for USGS, I monitored seabirds on Gull Island in Kachemak Bay. I fell in love with Alaska and I came back the following summer and ended up staying for my first winter. I have experienced the magic and rawness of remote Alaska along the Aleutian Islands, the Pribilof Islands and up in Utqiaġvik. I never expected to stay long-term but here I am 20 years later and I really can’t imagine living anywhere else. 20 years later, I now I have a Master’s degree and PhD in marine biology from University of Alaska Fairbanks. 20 years later, I’m married and have three boys (7 years and 5 year old twins). Currently, I’m the Science Coordinator for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council and I help direct and coordinate the exciting long-term ecosystem research and monitoring that is still ongoing in the oil spill areas.
One of my favorite quotes is by Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
The unique earrings are made by From The C.