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Another Archer and #SewingCommunityGives

Another day, another Archer. I’ve now made Grainline’s Archer shirt more than any other pattern. What can I say, I love this pattern! A classic button-down shirt with an easy fit and no darts? Sign me up! This pink and blue cotton is from The Cloth Pocket (where these photos were taken and where I’m teaching some classes this month) and these perfect pink buttons are from a defunct local store. For this Archer, I…

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2015 Re-Cap

  Happy 2016! I only barely made it home in time for New Year. Our flights were delayed coming back from Ohio for three whole days because of bad weather (thanks, climate change…). Now is the time when most people reflect on the previous year and as sewists we usually look at what we’ve made: the hits and misses and the goals for next year. Keeping with that tradition, here are mine. Most Worn: Honestly, this…

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Sewing Indie Month Interview with Soma Patterns

Well, Sewing Indie Month is finally here and I have the pleasure of having the first post of the month! Today I’m sharing my interview with designer Sylvie Privat of Soma Patterns. Sylvie has created a line of “zero-waste” patterns – eco-friendly designs that leave no scraps! It’s a design idea I had never seen offered by any other company. She has also started releasing updated versions of vintage 50s and 60s patterns after her mother gave…

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Sewing Indie Month Pattern Bundle and the Refashioners!

Hey all you lovely sewists! Today is the final day of the first (of 2) Sewing Indie Month pattern bundle sales! You probably know how these bundles work at this point – a group of patterns is offered for sale at a heavily discounted price (so it’s still a good deal even if you already own a couple of these patterns) and 20% of the proceeds go to charity. So, what does it cost? Spend $25 or…

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My Sewing Room Tour

Cut Out + Keep is hosting a photo tour of my craft room. This is kind of a big deal. Not because my room is extra special or anything. Rather my room normally looks like this: Well Meaning Friend: “Why haven’t you finished that dress?” Me: “I can’t find a pattern piece.” Friend: “Why is that?” Me: “Uh…” But I always make sure there’s one thing I can find – NETFLIX! #sewdontclean #noshame #sewshame A…

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End of the Year Review!

Well, it’s the end of the year which means everyone does a summary of what we made this year. I really enjoy reading other people’s review posts I never actually did one of these for 2013, I think I thought about it but then it was almost the end of January and at that point I guess I figured it was too late. But this year I’m going to do one of these posts. Let’s…

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Blog Hopping!

Normally I don’t do these sorts of things but my good friend Nicole nominated me. And I feel like I owe her an apology because it took me so long to get around to doing this. 🙁 I had plans on taking fun pics to go with my questions but, as you can probably guess, that didn’t happen. But Nicole’s other nominee, my friend Susan, already did her post so now I feel like I…

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Interview with Andrea Schewe, Pattern Designer

Lately I’ve ventured into costume and historical sewing. It’s proven more challenging than I’ve expected. One of these days I’m going to post about the things I’ve made (like all my half finished corsets, ugh). But with costume sewing in mine I’m quite excited about this post! (Straight from King’s Landing Andrea’s workroom) A few weeks ago I some how found myself at Andrea Schewe’s incredible blog. She’s a costume and craft pattern designer for Simplicity and…

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