Monthly Archives: August 2014

the best way to shop for fabric

When I first started sewing, the fabric store was this intimidating place full of aisles rife with a million possibilities, and I had no clue what I was doing. The first big fabric trip I took on my own was to Fabric Depot, and goodness was that overwhelming. The only fabric I was at all […]

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easy, breezy, and shifty

So yes, I’m ready for fall, but I couldn’t bid farewell to summer without one last garment. An easy and comfortable shift dress was just the ticket. I needed something comfortable that still made me feel pretty, and the Colette Patterns Laurel dress was exactly what I was looking for. I had to do a […]

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the cure for the lonely day

I’m back in Oregon, though not quite feeling up to being back into the full swing of things. Leaving my people is never easy for me, and the days following my return always leave me feeling a combination of loneliness and melancholy. I had a fantastic time, complete with early birthday cake and some serious […]

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adding sleeves to a cowl-neck bodice

When I made my seriously sophisticated dress, I had to add sleeves to the design. I did some research on Pinterest to see what sleeves looked like on a cowl-neck bodice and to see if it would even be worth it to alter the pattern. I loved the seamless look of sleeves built into the […]

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sewing space overhaul

My sewing space was out. of. control. Like, a constant explosion of fabric scraps, pattern pieces, interfacing, marking pencils, stray zippers, a hem marker, hidden pins, and a zillion threads. I’m embarrassed to even explain to you how much of a disaster this small, small space was. And yet I’m still going to show you […]

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