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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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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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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 …
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#sewmystyle March18 Closet Case Patterns Kalle Shirt

Hello from Cali, in my Kalle Shirt! I have been unsure about the Kalle since it came out. It looks cute on so many people but I didn’t think it would suit my body type. Since it was the #sewmystyle pattern for the month, I decided to take a chance …
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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 …
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7×7 Mini Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Earlier this year, the ladies over at Sew Altered Style challenged the makers of the internet to dive into PANTS. January and February were dedicated to making casual pants. The interpretation of “casual” was left up to the individual maker, so I chose the ultra casual pull-on pants from New …
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Game of Thrones-Inspired Fur Cape – New Look 6475

The path to having a fur cape started back in October when I became a tad bit obsessed with a faux rabbit fur I happened upon at a distant Joann’s. It was on sale, and oh-so-soft! But I simply couldn’t justify the purchase without a concrete plan for it. What …