Category: Maker

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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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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 …
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Cardis for Mom & Me – Rebecca Page Circle Cardigan

(Before we begin: do you spell it cardi or cardie? Apparently both are acceptable, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, so if you see both spellings here, don’t worry. The hashtag for it is actually #circlecardie and this was the first time I had ever seen it with an E! …