Bang-uary

January is kicking off 2015 with a bang! In my neck of the woods, I debuted my reversible skirt at work yesterday. Woohoo! It was very comfy, much more comfy than my work pants. I did have to wear two pairs of tights under it and three layers of tops above, but the two layers […]

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Firing on All Cylinders

One of my sewing resolutions this year is to sew one thing at a time. I’m a super slow sewer, and I worried this would make me even slower, but I relish the whole process of sewing and decided it’s more important to me to be in the moment than to rush myself and abandon […]

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Ducks, Rows, and Other Systems

For whatever reason, I decided that logging my fabric stash into a spreadsheet would help me get organized enough to sew. It’s dull work, and it seemed crazy, but I’ve only completed one-fourth of the task and it’s already proving useful! Firstly and foremostly, I can know how much fabric I have — how many […]

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Looks Good, Feels … Good?

I do enough online fabric shopping to admit to myself that it’s initially about how the fabric looks. I’ve also been burnt enough times that I now scrutinize the fabric descriptions, and even call the seller for more info about the fabric. But even when I buy fabric in person, there are certain qualities that […]

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Very Cherry Non-Progress

As I write this, I’m on break* from working on the pattern pieces for Bruyère — making them bigger, that is. I (foolishly) thought that using my version of Butterick B6042 as a guideline would make sizing Bruyère up easy, but whew! Holy technical mental work, Batman. Here are my fixes so far: front bodice […]

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Called Up from the Minor Leagues

If you follow me on Instagram (I wish you would, Instagram is fun fun fun), you’ve seen my #livesewing posts. I never really elaborated on Instagram, but the idea behind #livesewing is to make social what is otherwise a very solitary activity. Personally, when I sew for more than a few hours, I get intensely […]

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More Than You Can Chew

Do you do this? See a long weekend coming, and immediately plan to sew 109,098,090 things? I know I do! But then I get frustrated and disappointed if I don’t have a closet full of new things after three days at home, and that’s not a good feeling. So this long weekend, I’m keeping it […]

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