Category: Maker

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The Mendy Project: An Intentional Challenge

Updated Jan 18, 2020. The Mendy Project came up when I was writing about my intentions for 2020. 2021 has a long list of maker challenges already, so what’s another one!? Let’s all be “mendy-lorians” and repair the stuff we have laying around. Repair and reuse! What is The Mendy …
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Simplicity 8323 Vintage Robe Pattern Review

The Simplicity 8323 pattern was released in 1985, so it falls well within one of the definitions of vintage fashion. From Live About: The term “vintage” is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old that is also clearly representative of the era in which it was produced. …
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Enhance Your Closet with Sew My Style 2020

Sew My Style 2020 launched with the clock striking midnight on January 1st and it’s a great way to enhance your closet this year. As of today we have nearly 3,500 people subscribed and many of them are new to sewing. It’s an exciting way to get into garment sewing. …
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Megan Nielsen – Sew My Style 2020 Designer Q&A

Megan Nielsen is unique from the Sew My Style perspective. She is the only pattern designer to have supported the sewing challenge from the very beginning! She has supplied patterns for the sewing challenge every year since its inception in 2017. The first year we sewed up the Briar Sweater …
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Top 5 Sewing Patterns of 2019

I love Top 5 (and 10, 50, or 100!) lists, end of year lists, making lists. I just love lists! And the Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 is my year-end favorites! And this isn’t any ol’ top 5 either. This is my Top 5 sewing patterns of 2019 for …
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New Look 6648 Hacked Black Sweater

I received this New Look 6648 pattern in a swap with #sewingfriends. It was technically too small, but not in the shoulders which is where it matters! The size range on this one is US 6-16 and I’m easily an 18 these days, but grading a loose fit knit pattern …
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Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM

The Game of Thrones Costumes at FIDM is the follow-up to my last post about the most recent exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising: Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design. The exhibition closed this last weekend, but these costumes live on in infamy. If …
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Awed by FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design

FIDM’s 13th Art of Television Costume Design is on display now until October 26th and it can be summed up in one word: WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! FIDM is Los Angeles’ own Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Located just outside of the heart of the Fashion District, it has …