Super Cute! Kwik Sew, Spring 2016

Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163 is totes adorbs for the workout/resolution crowd, and ties in neatly with the Pattern Review Activewear contest … which I may have joined. I have an embarrassment of options, so hopefully I’ll whip up something that inspires me […]

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An All-White Affair

All-white parties and cruises have become the rage in the past few years, and I have loved seeing all the outfits ladies come up with! I wanted a white dress of my own, and even joined the Pattern Review ‘Little White Dress’ contest last year: Uhm, short much? :-) This is still a WIP, though […]

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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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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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Voting & Bloglovin’

Now that I’ve attended a Pattern Review meetup, I feel like I need to be a more involved member of the community. For some people, this would mean posting in the various forums, writing reviews, and perhaps joining a contest or two. For me, at least for now, it means perusing contest submissions. Voting for […]

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PR Boston

I’d like to thank and credit two ladies for today’s post: Sew Crafty Chemist and Ruthie Reviews. Without them publicly hipping me to last Saturday’s event, I would have chickened out and not gone. But they did. And because they did, I didn’t think any of my lame excuses (shyness, fatigue, lack of need for […]

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Little White Dress Contest

Today begins the first PatternReview.com contest of the year, the Little White Dress Contest! I was dubious of the wisdom of wearing a white dress — images of the Michelin Man and the Pillsbury Doughboy  kept popping into my mind — but then I got the latest issue of Marie Claire. Inspiration! Specifically from “101 […]

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