Monthly Archives: July 2014

let’s talk about muslins

I didn’t even know what a muslin was until I cracked open The Colette Sewing Handbook. I never really saw my mother make muslins, and maybe that’s just because her years of experience helped her know what alterations to make, if any. The more I read about muslins, though, the more I see their value to the […]

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the dripping-with-sophistication dress

Who doesn’t just love a sophisticated dress? I like to have just a few items that elegantly say, Classy lady. So I made this Colette Patterns Myrtle dress in a floral rayon challis. The beautifully draped cowl neck makes for a number that’s just so sophisticated. This pattern was recently released a few weeks ago and is magically […]

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the sharks-on-a-plane backpack

Last March I took my toddler with me to visit my family in Denver. And because someone has to work to fund our travel (laugh-cry emoji here), I usually end up traveling as a solo parent. For this trip I needed a few ways to make this trip more fun for my active boy and decided to make […]

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Sew Bookish!: My first ever sewing book

Good morning! I had the idea a few weeks ago to host a series highlighting my favorite sewing books. The resources available for sewists–whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro–are incredible. I’ve mentioned before that I failed to learn sewing while I lived with my parents. So when I decided that I wanted to […]

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the age of the digital pattern

Growing up and watching my mom sew, I watched her trim so many tissue patterns. We’d sit down to watch a show, and she’d often have a new sewing pattern open and the scissors out. When I started sewing (far later than is acceptable given my seamstress mother) I started seeing bloggers and indie pattern designers […]

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