A Mechanical Ending (and Other Tales)

Happy last day of September! After this, we have ninety-two days in which to make 2014 something good. No pressure, right? *wink* And while we’re on the topic of pressure … my new job and I have been seriously wrasslin’, and I feel like I got whooped all September long. I did some sewing, but […]

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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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Cherry Bruyère

Today marks the beginning of the Bruyère sewalong, hosted by By Sandra’s Hand. Our first step is to pick our fabric, so I did a little stash diving and came up with these three beauties: The purple herringbone weave fabric has great drape, but I’m not sure it won’t be too serious for such a […]

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The OWOP Four

I did it! I participated in One Week, One Pattern 2014! I’m so proud of myself for doing something larger than me, instead of stubbornly insisting on being a lone wolf. I have only cellphone camera shots because all week I was exhausted — I got up early for work (430-5am) and I stayed up […]

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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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