Year: 2019

Recipes

How to Make Legendary Green Salsa

Today I’m going to share an old family recipe, my dad’s legendary green salsa. This is my dad, Louie. View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Paulette Font-Erato (@pfont) on Jun 4, 2019 at 2:17pm PDT He, despite not being Mexican or a trained chef, is an …
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June 2019 Maker Challenges

June 2019 Challenges 52 Week Sewing Challenge: a Facebook-only challenge with weekly themes. June’s are: sew something soft/warm sew a rainbow sew from your fabric stash sew a pocket sew something with stars or stripes #12patternsplus2019: a monthly challenge to sew the same pattern as the rest of the community …
Sewing

New Look 6892 – Pattern Review and Fit Hack

New Look 6892 was on my mom’s wish list since last spring. Like the terribly distracted daughter I am, I couldn’t make it for her until this past Mother’s Day. It only took 13 months, and she looks beautiful in it! It’s a surprisingly quick and easy pattern too (especially …
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My Dad Could Have Died

Ed note: Today’s post is going to be a little different than the norm. Because part of the focus of this site is making and part of it is about navigating my way in the post-40s world, sometimes there will be posts about life in general. I invite you to …
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Sunday Lately 2019: Week 22 – Moving, Leaping, Going

I lied. Last week I told my newsletter subscribers that I would be back to my regular Tuesday/Friday posting schedule and then didn’t do that this week. I even had Friday’s blog post written by Tuesday! It needed a light touch in editing and some photos to round it out …
Sewing

90s-Inspired Flannel Shirt Fail – Sedona Shirt Pattern

How do you make a flannel shirt fail? It’s been unseasonably cold again in Los Angeles, so making a flannel shirt in early May made perfect sense. Failing at making a flannel shirt sucked really hard, though. *Housekeeping: there are affiliate links in this post, and I received this pattern …
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The Seamstress Tag: All About Petite Font

The seamstress tag has been floating around YouTube for a while, but there’s no reason a non-video blogger can’t answer! Plus, given recent events, it’s difficult for me to put content together right, much less make anything original. Answering questions is pretty straightforward, though. I’ve done this same kind of …
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The ZOZO Suit: Crash & Burn

The ZOZO suit crashed and burned very fast. It was a pretty good idea. The Japan-based company developed a digital platform to create bespoke clothing. Bespoke (or custom made) clothing is exceptionally expensive because of the precision fit. Ever heard of Savile Row? Probably not if you don’t pay thousands …

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