Month: December 2018

Sewing

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 …
Sewing

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. …
Sewing

Wiksten Haori Jacket Pattern Review

Wiksten recently changed the name of their Kimono Jacket to the Wiksten Haori. Why? Isn’t it a kimono? No, it isn’t. Even though that is what this style of sleeve is usually referred to as it’s not technically correct. Even if that’s how it’s named in your technical books. From Wiksten’s …