Category Archives: 21st-century seamstress

sewing-themed threads :: a holiday gift guide

Want something thoughtful and different to give to your seamstress this year? Sewing-themed clothes is hands-down a win. Sure, the seamstress loves to sew her own clothes, but I’m sure she’ll be thrilled with some clever, sewing-related screen printing! 1. Sewing machine sweatshirt. I’m dying over this screen printed sweatshirt. The vintage machine makes this find […]

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for the sewing room :: a holiday gift guide

You can never go wrong with helping to supply the sewing space. Notions like needles, pins, and thread are pesky necessities that can take up a surprising amount of the sewing budget. For my birthday this year, my mom gave me a whole box of sewing notions, which included two sets of serger thread and […]

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psst! I have a secret!

For all my American friends, I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely. And if you’re brave-slash-crazy enough to brave the Black Friday shopping, more power to you. (If you don’t celebrate American Thanksgiving, I hope your Thursday was also lovely, even if it was absent from rolls and gravy and pie!) I have a secret to […]

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the revised fall sewing docket with plenty of italics

You know when your brain practically explodes from holding in so many creative ideas at once? That’s been me this week. My original fall sewing plan included some transitional pieces, some t-shirts, and some more knit skirts and dresses. Though, since Gretchen Hirsch’s new book, Gertie Sews Vintage Casual, came out, my docket has doubled in volume. I […]

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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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