Category Archives: sewing mishaps

loungewear from Costco

Psst! I’m sending out my next Notions newsletter this weekend, so if you haven’t signed up yet, enter your email in the sidebar to make sure you get a look at my summer bucket list! Yes, it’s true. The other night I bought summer pajamas from Costco. Call it loungewear checkmate if you will. You may remember […]

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the hormonal, meltdown dress of tedium, plus an essay on motherhood

I really wanted a new dress to wear on Mother’s Day. I wanted to feel pretty, and I knew the pattern I wanted to use: the Davie dress from Sewaholic. It’s a knit dress, which means two things: 1) comfort and 2) maternity-friendly. I bought a length of medium-weight ponte in Denver, knowing that it would […]

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magazines, leggings, and crotches

I’ve been loving the sewing magazine Seamwork. Its launch was back at the beginning of December, and the content is entirely free. For a small subscription fee, you get two new PDF patterns with each issue. These patterns are intended to be quick, 3-hours-or-less projects. January’s issue included a pattern for leggings that I love. I think they’re […]

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the I-told-you-so dress

Yes, yes, muslins are good. I’ve come to terms with that now. Despite my reckless impatience, I made a muslin for the bodice of the Dahlia dress (which was definitely a good move, because I’ve seen issues with the neckline floating all over the interwebs on this one). But because of my reckless impatience, I thought that […]

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the highly irrational skirt

This past week was perhaps not the best week to make a whole outfit. Maybe I secretly wanted a back-to-school getup, even though I haven’t been back to school in five years. Or maybe I have to chalk it up to vanity because I wanted a new ensemble to wear while I taught a lesson […]

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