Bruyère

Today I get to head in to work a few hours late, which means I got the Deer & Doe email about their newest pattern moments ago. Yay for a late start! Anyway, Bruyère is a must have for me — I just like it! I think my favorite detail are the contrast cuffs, all […]

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Friday Followup, August Edition

O-tay! Hello everybody! Do you know what month we’re in? MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! Excitement! … and, that’s all I’ll say about that. I’ve only written two FF posts in my almost seven months of blogging. Eek! I want to get better about this moving forward. My last FF post was three months ago….smh. I’ll make […]

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Saturday Musings: The Great Indie Debate

As a tribute to my very opinionated best friend, I am weighing in on the recent small controversy regarding indie pattern companies. When I began to seek out sewing on the internet, I immediately was skeptical of the indies. Fancy graphics, homogenous models, and self-patting on the back, it seemed. Reeked of high school ‘cool […]

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Don’t Fear the Numbers

It’s amazing what you can forget when you’re in a hurry, isn’t it? I know I have to grade (enlarge) 99% of all sewing patterns, so normally I pull them out and get right to grading. What I forget every time, in my eagerness to make a new garment, is that I need to carefully […]

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Sewing Right Along

Everything has come together! I’m ready to begin sewing. The fabric is a peach skin polyester from Fabric.com that I could not resist. Neon yellow! Polka dots! It basically was made for me. That being said, I am making a wearable muslin first — I’m testing my fledgling French skills by using the French directions […]

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Deer & Doe Sew-Along

Deer & Doe is having a sew-along — and I’m joining in! The project is to make their Centaurée Dress, and it started on the 21st. I don’t have the pattern, but I’ve always wanted to take part in a big-name sewalong. I am hopeful that I will like the finished dress I end up […]

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