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It’s been The Year of the Sleeve for the past few years, and I admit it took me a little
I’ve been doing a relatively large amount of personal sewing over the last few months given how much sample making
When I first made my scuba knit Ebony dress, I wanted to create a neck binding with some heft. I
This here is my personal favourite Ebony Tee. I have about 5 or 6 I’ve been wearing in constant rotation
One of my favourite things about making clothing (either for myself or for shop samples) is obsessing over fabric. I’ve
I managed to make quite a few things this summer despite my workload and travelling schedule. Most of them have
I was doing laundry the other day and realized that because of the sewing bender I’ve been on, I have
Winter is coming. What that means for this sewist living in one of the world’s coldest cities is so many
I recently discovered a love for knit bindings, spurred after admiring a lovely dress made by Kay the Sewing Lawyer. It’s great
I know that summer is generally a slow time for most sewists (what with the sun, the bbqs, the beach,
One of the nice things about the Sallie Jumpsuit & Maxi dress pattern is that it works with a wide
I love a good pattern hack; there are few things more satisfying in my sewing practice than taking a pattern
T hese days I’m constantly on the hunt for new and unusual fabrics so I thought I’d start sharing what
I have a new strategy for keeping cool this summer and it involves wearing a surprising amount of fabric. I
I‘m in serious love with my apartment; it was the luckiest of Craigslist scores. On the top floor of a
The Carolyn Pajama pattern is designed for woven fabrics but I think it could totally work with knits. I haven’t
Hold on to your hats folks. I have an explosive surprise for you: I made another knit pattern. If it
Let me share a piece of hard-earned wisdom with you: never, ever hem a dress while wearing leggings. Yes, you
HAPPY NEW YEAR LOVERS! I hope you had a magnificent holiday and managed to sidestep the terrible plague that took
If you feel like getting a little more attention than usual, make yourself a head to toe outfit from tie
Oh fall. You’re such a seducer. After sweating our faces off for months, sleeping under damp sheets with a fan
All my freelancer friends were filled with advice when I started working from home. “Don’t sleep past 9am”. “Have a
Hello friends. I’ve been trying to settle back into civilian life after an incredible weekend in New York where I
I‘ve been sewing pretty much non-stop for the last month, just not stuff I can talk about yet (wink, wink).
Today is the day. Pop a fresh stretch needle in that machine, do a couple of deep knee bends and
Hi gang! Hope you had a lovely weekend! I had the supreme pleasure of meeting Ginger for brunch yesterday; she
Hi Nettie Betties! Today we are getting started on the actual nitty-gritty making of this baby. Just a reminder about
Hi everyone! I hope Sunday’s post on the best fabric for your Nettie was helpful. Sewing with knits is a
Hi folks! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today I want to talk in depth about fabric choices for
Hello friends! I’m beyond excited to tell you that after a few months of laaaaaate nights, a mind-numbing amount of
Hello pals! I am officially 33 today, which according to Facebook, is an auspicious & marvelous year. I’m off to
Today we turn the clock back, and “the man” tricks us into being happy with an extra hour of sleep
Hey guys? Quit being amazing. Last night I posted the Bombshell Swimsuit on Etsy and the avalanche of orders and
A few days ago I reviewed the new BurdaStyle book “Sewing Vintage Modern”. When the author Jamie Lau asked me
I‘m back from the most blissful, peaceful week at a lake in a 70’s a-frame cottage in northern Quebec. Sleeping
I am one of the many sewists who got wrapped up in the maxi madness this summer. Seeing so many
One of my oldest, nearest and dearest friends got married this month. For our bridesmaid dresses she requested bright, summery