Well, That Was Fast

It doesn’t feel any better being on the other side of that statement. Some months ago, I had to make the decision to fire a new hire who’d only been with my company for one week, and the first line of her email reply was ‘Well, that was fast.’ And it was–but I felt that […]

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Day 2: The Instant TNT Dress

I originally blogged this dress back in June with shots with my then-brand new camera, Snowey. Lady S and I have since taken over a thousand photos, so it’s pretty cool to come back ‘full circle’ and redo our inaugural shoot. When I made this dress, it felt like the shortest thing in my closet. […]

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Texas Fold’em (Sew With Your Feet Challenge)

I’m putting my rather anemic challenge down for its eternal slumber. :-p I saw this on Instagram and realized that I’m not the one to lead any kind of challenge or sew along. I’ve still got “tutorials” in the pipeline for more feet, but I’m just going to post them and let people find them […]

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Oonapalooza Gone By

I just heard about Oonapalooza on notes from a mad housewife today — what an awesome concept! I had a blast scrolling through all the contributions to the Flickr group. I wish I’d known, and had time to participate, but maybe it will come around again next year! Did you participate? I don’t believe I’ve […]

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Cat Got Your Tongue?

Dear readers of this blog! It’s been brought to my attention I’ve been silent for too long, and I really apologise for that. I got caught up in a play I was costuming, and I’m actually working on another play — so I’m still caught up in all that. I have been doing a little […]

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I’ve Got Double Muslins

I muslined some Lekala patterns! It’s ironic that I feel I have to muslin custom sized patterns, but that’s what happen when you fudge numbers *and* gain weight all at once. Oops … First up is the Three-seam Skirt, Pattern #5088. Before I made this muslin, I drafted my own pencil skirt pattern from measurements, […]

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The Right Foot, Baby

Last week Monday I started a new assignment, working around $100,000 cars in a neighborhood covered in trash and puke (why yes, I *am* bragging about my hometown). I wanted to dress to impress on my first day, really knock’em dead, but as so often happens my grand plans crumbled into a passable lesser option, […]

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