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Growing a business is challenging for a lot of reasons, and one of the things I’ve struggled with the most
I love end of year lists. My partner likes to tease me about how I am constantly categorizing and ranking
I always feel reflective this time of year. It’s kind of mandatory when you own a business; it’s important to
Last fall, Sarai Mitnick was in Montreal on holiday and we had a chance to finally meet. She brought her
You may remember that I did a quick sizing survey a few weeks ago. I had a few questions about
I’ve been thinking about sewing and confidence for the past few months, and have written and re-written this post in
I‘m sitting in our cozy airbnb in Lille and taking stock of the past year. This was the first vacation
A large part of my trip out west last month revolved around sewing people, to a somewhat hilarious degree. I
Last year I quit my job to become a full-time sewing person. It was crazy, exhilarating and scary, and also
Thank you everyone for being such good sports with yesterday’s April Fools prank. I hope no one got busted looking
Consumer Reporter Heather has been hot on the trail of a new serger and I thought I’d get your input,
I‘ve been thinking a lot in the past year about blogging, about making money, about the value of our time,
Hello friends. As the year winds itself down, I’ve been feeling unsurprisingly reflective. The last 12 months have rewired my
It’s that time of year again. We take stock, look back, plan for tomorrow. It’s been a pretty exciting/scary/busy time
I can’t believe it’s almost Santa time! I have a child-like love for the holiday and while I believe the
If you’ve been sewing for a while, or even if you haven’t, you know that a good iron is almost
I realized yesterday that I really take fabric shopping in Montreal for granted. We are New York’s grubby, bilingual, lazy
Last night I dropped my iron for the last time. It was a mid-priced Rowenta and it was the victim
Last week I talked about how I’ve been editing and organizing photos. I thought it might be a good idea
Hey y’all. I think a few of us have been drinking from the same well since I’ve seen a few
Hey y’all. If you follow me on instagram you probably noticed a flurry of photos last week while I was
Happy weekend everyone. I am currently writing this post from my newly redecorated, sun-filled studio with a cup of tea.
Last Thursday, I jumped out of a plane. It remains to be seen whether or not the parachute is going
I initially started sewing so I could reproduce vintage clothing. I bought dozens and dozens of vintage patterns, and made
Hope everyone had a great weekend! If you’ve somehow managed to escape seeing a Pattern Parcel post in the last
WOW. I am still reeling from the staggering response to my post on pattern testing yesterday. It’s funny; I wrote
There has been a debate raging (well, as raging as a bunch of kindhearted crafty folks can rage) about the
Hi pals. I’ve been so flustered and over-worked the last few weeks (the new pattern drops tomorrow!!!) that I utterly
I‘m one of those people who get obsessed with new ideas and have a hard time thinking about anything else.
Hi guys! As you may have noticed, I recently redesigned my blog and moved to WordPress from Blogger. I thought
Thank you for the thoughtful responses to the post I wrote about my personal style evolution last week. It’s clear
This is going to be an intensely personal post. You’ve been warned… The great Wardrobe Architect series on the Coletterie
Say hello to my new lover. HELLO LOVER. Did you think I was going to inundate you with photos of
It was a very good year, one I was actually a little sad to say goodbye to. I found my
Hi pals. This post is a couple of weeks belated, but I finally got around to organizing some photos and
Happy day everyone. I’m toying with starting a new blog feature. I generally only post when I have a new
Sweet mercy, the engines on my machines have been OH so busy churning out some lovelies I am not ready
Hola amigas. I think I am experiencing a tidal wave of karmic goodwill after the break-in on New Year’s Eve.
Guys, it’s so FREAKING COLD in Montreal right now. I forgot what it feels like to walk home late at
I use Google Alerts the way I use salt: liberally and on everything. Basically you can set up search criteria
My friends, I need your sage advice. I have been (steadily, meticulously, patiently) working on a new dress. I am
Hello my friends. When I was in NYC a few weeks back I was lucky enough to squeeze in a
After a truly whirlwind and frenetic weekend in (MOST AMAZING CITY EVER) New York I am ready to soak my
I know I am not alone in spending obscene amounts of time hunting vintage patterns down online. I have, do
I just finished reading a great article in Elle about your body’s “natural” weight and how hard it can be
I found this pattern thrift shopping and picked it up for a whopping $0.69. I don’t generally do an empire
I love colour. Hard. When I was in Paris I was utterly disappointed by the “classic French” style. Yes, everyone
I originally started this blog as an incentive to stop buying shit. To learn how to sew, to be more
I didn’t end up making it to NYC this summer, and thus (tragically) missed the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the
I was at work the other day and couldn’t get over how gross my new jeans smelled (bought at one