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Happy Sunday everyone! I’m currently in Vermont visiting a friend and knitting up a storm in her beautiful farmhouse, aka my all-time life fantasy. Thank you so much for your input last week on puppy training; Harry comes home in a week so I’m near frantic trying to get my house/heart/brain ready for the responsibility. I hope you’re having a lovely day wherever you are!


This sequin sweatshirt from Amanda just became a necessary wardrobe luxury.

Love this simple vintage jacket from Made by Meg.

This very pretty Liberty Granville shirt by Sew Pomona reminded me I wanted to tackle this pattern this spring.

Everything A Challenging Sew makes turns me into a drooling dummy; this gorgeous jacket is no exception.

Mainely Dad did what Nick and Schmidt failed to do on New Girl: make the ultimate swuit. This sweatsuit suit is EVERYTHING.

Speaking swuits…. I need to make contrast Hudson pants like Suzy, stat.

This outfit from Sallie Oh is basically how I want to look every day it’s even remotely chilly.

Did Maimu make the ultimate Ginger jeans ever? Perhaps. Perhaps.


A little Courreges pattern history for you…..

Adored this post from While She Naps this week: “Craft is art gone productive. It’s art you can stand on or drink tea from or lie underneath. Craft is art you can stir lentil soup with.”

A great essay on the power of knitting.


A great hanging loop tutorial from Clio this week…. An awesome idea for your Clare Coats.


Congrats to Jeanne Stetzer for winning the Blackbird Fabric giveaway! I’ve forwarded your contact info along to Caroline!



  • Miriana

    Goodness, that knitting article made me cry!

  • kellicousins

    Those Gingers! I’m working on my first pair now and love how each time I finish a step they look more and more like proper jeans. It’s some kind of crazy magic. I can only hope that mine will look as chic as this lady’s.

    • Each pair gets better….. I think Maimu made like a milliona t this point so I wouldn’t get discouraged if they’re not *quite* perfect, haha

  • Jeanne

    Ekk, thank you so much for hosting the giveaway! Now just to decide what I “need” ;).
    Also those Flannel Ginger Jeans are fantastic, my dream pants!

    • Bra kits! I love her bra kits!

      • Jeanne

        Me too!! Loving the sheer dotted netting she has right now!

  • sallieforrer

    Aw, thanks for the love, ladyfriend <3

    And holy shit if that knitting story wasn't a tear jerker!! Gah!

    Also loved the thoughts on craft. Coming from a fine art background I'm always perplexed when people insist their sewing or knitting is "art". I know this is born from the prejudice that craft is somehow 'less' than art, and no one wants to belittle their hard work and vision. But I also think it's important to recognize the distinction between the two and to value each for their incredible merits. Craft is a beautiful thing, and I'm very proud to call myself a craftswoman.

    • YOU AND ME BOTH. Doesn’t hurt that you’re ALSO a wicked artist though!

    • Grace

      I think of “art” as an umbrella term. Fine Art, Craft, Folk Art, Music, Acting, Dancing, Writing are all forms of art and yet they are different and specific things. Whether or not the art is any good, or if someone finds value in it is entirely subjective.

  • Grace

    Thank you once again for the lovely round up. I especially loved the While She Naps podcast essay.

    • Thanks Grace! Abby is a marvelous writer.

  • Excellent round-up as always! So many good links and stories to get lost in.