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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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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 …
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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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May 2019 Maker Challenges

Hey Makers! Welcome to the monthly challenges. The continually updated master list of all the maker challenges is always up in the menu bar. But if you want the list for just May’s challenges, here you go! This also includes challenges that are ongoing (recently updated!!) and those ending this …
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Thread Theory Finlayson Sweater – Pattern Review

Finlayson has a Nordic heritage so it’s no wonder that the Thread Theory Finlayson sweater is a cozy garment. It’s perfect for protecting against those cold winters. Thread Theory is one of the few menswear-focused pattern companies around. Hailing from Canada, they aren’t exclusively menswear pattern makers, they definitely have …