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2018 Make Nine Plans & Ideas

I did not participate in #makenine in 2017 because I didn’t really know what it was. Now discovered that it’s “a gentle challenge for makers,” I can totally get on board with that! Like I mentioned in my big ol’ 2018 Plans post, there are some special-to-me makes I want …
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Top 5 of 2017

I just learned about the Top 5 recap post that Gillian of Crafting a Rainbow hosts annually. It’s a chance to go through your hits, misses, highlights, reflections, and goals. I was trying to think of a way to write a 2017 recap and this came along at just the right …

Gateway to Pants – Sew Caroline Boardwalk Shorts

Colder temperatures are finally making their way to the Los Angeles area so I can now start looking at transitional pieces. With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to something called the California uniform. It’s comprised of a hoodie, shorts, and flip flops. I fully admit that it makes …
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Planning for 2018

There is so much going on next year. First and foremost, I have a big milestone birthday in May and I’m SO EXCITED!! But as far as sewing challenges and contests go, THERE IS SO MUCH GOING ON! Where to start?One of the more ambitious sewing adventures will be the …
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All the Ogden Camis

It was a damn hot summer in Los Angeles (and now it’s leaking into fall–no wonder people think we don’t have “seasons” here). Like triple-digits hot. Even though this is technically an urban desert, it’s not very common to go over 100 out here by the ocean. But it happened …

Volume, Volume, Volume! Simplicity 8091

Ready to fly! I’M A BAT! That’s what this dress screams to me. I’m a colorful, rainbow bat. At least it’s seasonally appropriate! Speaking of which: what did you dress up as for Halloween? My husband and I were murderjacks, which is an inside joke from our beer-centric Youtube channel. …

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