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Heavens alive I love a shift dress, especially when they boast cool details or an interesting architectural silhouette. The latest
This here is my personal favourite Ebony Tee. I have about 5 or 6 I’ve been wearing in constant rotation
You know how you have those patterns on your must make list, but then you keep adding things to said
I managed to make quite a few things this summer despite my workload and travelling schedule. Most of them have
The nice thing about having a bunch of blocks and half drafted patterns sitting around (you have no idea how
Do you ever get so ridiculously jazzed by a new pattern that you basically push everything else off your sewing table in
It’s so funny how we as a community can collectively get obsessed with a pattern. It’s basically how a virus spreads;
I haven’t really had a thought out, wardrobe architectured plan for my summer sewing; it’s been pretty improvisational around here
I‘m rather ashamed to admit this, but I used to have a linen hang-up. I associated it with sweaty oversized
I love a good pattern hack; there are few things more satisfying in my sewing practice than taking a pattern
I have a new strategy for keeping cool this summer and it involves wearing a surprising amount of fabric. I
Sometimes, you just need to drop whatever you’re doing, like, immediately, and make a big, sweet, tropical bowl of icing
Let me share a piece of hard-earned wisdom with you: never, ever hem a dress while wearing leggings. Yes, you
Hello lovelies! As I type there is approximately 2 feet of snow outside, my new parka is getting broken in
Hello friends. I’ve been trying to settle back into civilian life after an incredible weekend in New York where I
Hello friends! I’m beyond excited to tell you that after a few months of laaaaaate nights, a mind-numbing amount of
Why does no one tell you when you buy your first sewing machine, “Have fun. But don’t even think about
There is something about wax prints that just screams “HAVE A GOOD TIME” to me. Maybe that’s why I sent
A few days ago I reviewed the new BurdaStyle book “Sewing Vintage Modern”. When the author Jamie Lau asked me
It’s Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining, but it’s not warm enough to go the quarry as planned for one
I am one of the many sewists who got wrapped up in the maxi madness this summer. Seeing so many
I did it guys. I finally made something I can’t pick apart and criticize and beat myself up for failing
It’s a given. If you plunk me down in a fabric store I will somehow find the weirdest, loudest, most
Getting older means that a seemingly harmless night of sangria with old friends becomes the worst decision you ever made
Hola amigas. I have only just returned from a week in Cuba with 3 of my best bros. We stayed
My obsession with the exposed neon zipper continues. It’s like Fatal Attraction, except um, not at all (first of all,
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been sewing as if my sewing machine has only a few weeks to live (if
It’s been waaay too long since posting a finished product. Not for lack of material – I have 4 undocumented
While in Toronto a few weeks ago, I did the thing that sewists do when traveling: find the fabric district.
Contrary to my relative lack of recent blog posts, I have been sewing up a damn dust storm of spring
Not everything works out as planned. I never had a clear vision for this pattern but I thought it would
This here is my “let’s not commit to this new weight gain and make something loose and forgiving, shall we?”
The beast. The trial. The Courtney Love. The Very Difficult Birthday Dress. I barely made it out alive. I’d been
When I was in Paris in September it seemed like EVERYTHING with a sleeve had elbow patches. I’ve been wanting
This was only my second time sewing with a pattern. I made it back in September but only got a
I found this pattern thrift shopping and picked it up for a whopping $0.69. I don’t generally do an empire