Month: April 2018

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Planning for Me Made May 2018

I’m so excited for this May. For a number of reasons, not the least of which is my BIG MILESTONE BIRTHDAY is in 10 days!!! But also this will be the first time I participate in Me Made May (#mmmay18). I had no idea that this was a thing until …
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Sewing for Others: Parental Edition

There’s something in the sewing community called “selfless sewing.” It’s a phrase I loathe as much as “selfish sewing” because the connotations of selfless vs selfish sewing leave a really bad taste in my mouth. I prefer to say I sew “for others” or “for me.” Same concept, less baggage! …
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You’re the Boss! Recap

Today I’m over at The Monthly Stitch with the results of the “You’re the Boss” challenge, and details of this skirt,chosen by you! I knew it was going to be the winner, and it won by a huge margin: The McCall’s Patterns didn’t even stand a chance. Do you think …
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Pattern Testing – Laela Jeyne Cosette

I answered the latest tester call for the Laela Jeyne Cosette because I’ve been wanting to get into more pattern testing. I’m enthralled by the pattern making process and have learned so much about it in just the last couple of months.  The Cosette is part of the new La …
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Packing for Northern Climes – A Travel Capsule

As I mentioned in my last capsule wardrobe post, I’m all about the mini travel capsules for traveling. In my former life, I spent a LOT of time living out of a suitcase. Which means I got really good at having to pack and repack every other week. Now that …
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SWAP Fail – Another Circle Cardigan Story

In my last post, I mentioned that the mauve floral fabric was a contender for one of the “accent” prints for my Sewing with a Plan capsule. And because I wear my original Circle Cardigan ALL THE TIME, I figured one in a floral Liverpool might be useful, too. Because …

April18 Plans

Well, not making plans last month really worked out well so why not do that again this month? The truth is that I’m feeling bogged down by the SWAP requirements and completely uninspired by the signature color of the month, which is diamond. Like El Husbando recently challenged over our …

March18 Recap

I started March off craving some down time, away from sewing. I’d spent a LOT of time at my machines in January and February and felt like I needed to step away and concentrate on other projects. I didn’t even take my monthly fabric trip up to DTLA! It’s like the …

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