Year: 2018

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5 Lessons Learned from a Year of NOT Buying Clothes

The end of the year is always good for reflection on lessons learned. The resolutions we made last year are tallied and deemed successful or not. Did we do as well as expected? This time last year I made a pledge to go a full year without shopping for clothes. …
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2018 Year in Review

The 2018 year in review is going to be different than 2017’s. Last year I had a review of only my wins. For 2018 I want to review the misses AND the wins. But instead of calling them “fails,” I’m going to think of them as “course corrections.” I was …
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Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2018

It was hard work but I was finally able to come up with my top 5 sewing patterns of 2018. Just to illustrate how tough this was, I originally had 13 makes I wanted to share! But I got wise and decided to narrow it down to my favorite patterns. …
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Wiksten Haori Jacket Pattern Review

*Housekeeping: some links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that I get a tiny commission from purchases you make using them, but it doesn’t cost you anything extra! If I like them, you might too!* Wiksten recently changed the name of their Kimono Jacket to the Wiksten Haori. Why? Isn’t …
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Dec18 Maker Inspiration

We’re drawing the December maker inspiration from this month’s birthstones. They are blue topaz, tanzanite, and turquoise. Basically, all shades of blue and purple, which can be icy or serene. Or both! We know I’m no fan of blue, but I’m not even going to pretend that I have time to …
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Nov18 Maker Recap & Round-Up

How was your November? Did it fly by as quickly as mine did? Because I swear it was barely Halloween a second ago. Somehow I accomplished the tasks I gave myself, like making that delicious Thanksgiving side dish. I even fixed one of those garments on my mending pile! And …
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5 New Year’s Resolutions To Turn into Habits NOW

The New Year will be here in a mere 31 days. That’s just over 4 weeks to start on those New Year’s resolutions that are so popular. But what if you didn’t actually wait until the beginning of 2019 to start? What if you gave yourself those extra 4 weeks …
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How to Shorten Yoga Pants in only 10 Minutes

Hemming pants is one of the least fun things when it comes to sewing alterations. But to shorten yoga pants to a functional cropped length is so easy I can’t believe I waited so long to do it! I’m not at the point yet where I trust myself to make …
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Black Friday Deals for Makers

If you aren’t a newsletter subscriber you might have missed out on some great one day only pre-Black Friday deals earlier this week. But don’t worry! You can still sign up for the newsletter and make sure you don’t miss any future announcements! Another big note: you do NOT have …
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7 Tips for Maintaining Health Goals during The Holidays

“The Holidays.” For some people, this is a great time of year. For others, not so much. In the States, this Thursday is Thanksgiving and the unofficial start to the holiday season. From my own personal experience, “the holidays” means I’m going to be tempted by overindulgence in food and drink, …

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