Year: 2018

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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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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 …
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Adding Petite Stitchery Thumbhole Cuffs to All the Things

Remember my awesome Circle Cardi? Well, because the sleeves were so long, I decided to play up that feature and add thumbhole cuffs to them instead. I have a RTW hoodie tee with thumbhole cuffs and I love it. They’re completely impractical, but so what?   View this post on …
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Aqua Floral Tee – My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns Simple Tee

When I purchased Love Sewing Magazine Issue #47* I saw there was a free “scuba tee” pattern included. I didn’t read the article (I barely read the magazine until this month…issue 47 was from late last year!), just dove right in. What I missed, by not reading carefully, is that …
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My Standard Pattern Adjustments

This post was updated in June 2020. My standard pattern adjustments have to be done to almost every single sewing pattern. Maybe you do too? Lucky is the unicorn that doesn’t need to adjust a pattern. I am not a unicorn. Unfortunately. When it comes to sewing from a pattern, …
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Mathing is Hard

In honor of Pi Day (3/14), here’s a post about numbers. I  was always pretty good at math, but after college and matrices and all kinds of weird statistics and shit, the math part of my brain shut down. I don’t have kids so I didn’t know anything about Common …