Category: Maker

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Planning for Me Made May 2018

I’m so excited for this May. For a number of reasons, not the least of which is my BIG MILESTONE BIRTHDAY is in 10 days!!! But also this will be the first time I participate in Me Made May (#mmmay18). I had no idea that this was a thing until …
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Sewing for Others: Parental Edition

There’s something in the sewing community called “selfless sewing.” It’s a phrase I loathe as much as “selfish sewing” because the connotations of selfless vs selfish sewing leave a really bad taste in my mouth. I prefer to say I sew “for others” or “for me.” Same concept, less baggage! …
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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 …
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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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#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 …