The Slog: February Roundup

On to the next one!!!! It is finally March!!! Spring is three weeks away, and February is finally over. February kicks my butt every year, but this year it took it up a level … whew. Barely made it. But in regards to sewing, February was a pretty cool month. A co-worker asked me to […]

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On This Day

Today was pretty awesome — I napped, made progress on cataloging my woven fabrics stash, and my best friend and her hubby helped me select some photos for my online dating profile. (Yes, that’s right — I’m putting my hat back in the ring!) In the process, I found some photos I took on February […]

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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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