Year: 2018

Sewing

The 2nd Anniversary Shirt – McCalls 7206

The husband of a mad sewist has to endure a lot. 2 years ago, when we first decided to elope, our lives were vastly different. For example, there weren’t piles of fabric dominating most of the corners of the house. I didn’t even own a sewing machine! I bought my …
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SWAP: What Went Wrong

Remember back when I was all about making myself a capsule wardrobe that was super coordinated around 3 colors with some accent prints thrown in? That feels like a lifetime ago. But I had plans! I sketched them out! I put them on Instagram:   View this post on Instagram …
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2018 Birthday Makes Part 2: The Rivermont Dress & Top

2 weeks ago I made a test piece of the Cashmerette Rivermont because I was pretty sure I wanted this to be the dress I wore to my birthday party. I was inspired by Gillian’s black Liverpool version because it looked so chic on her. If you aren’t familiar with …
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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 …
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You’re the Boss! Vote for the Next Skirt Pattern

The bright ladies over at The Monthly Stitch have deemed April Miss Bossy month. The theme is to choose 3 unused stash patterns and let your readers choose. Sounds easy! That means YOU get to decide what I’m making next month! Lately I’ve been rethinking my SWAP plans. Thanks to …