sewing for women

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Ballard Top

When I posted recently about how I’m not holding back and waiting for the perfect circumstances to sew more for myself anymore, I was overwhelmed by the amazing response. I’m obviously not alone in this. Too many of us are…

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Why I’m not waiting for perfect anymore

I find myself buying fewer and fewer pieces of clothing for myself, because I look at them and think “surely I can just make this for myself instead!” But the thing is, I’ve been saying that for a…

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Striped Neptune Tee

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know my love of all things Pattern Anthology. Four of my favorite designers put out a collection of patterns together for a limited time discount, then the patterns go to…

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Personalize a bridal shower gift

Last month, my sweet sister-in-law had a bridal shower, in anticipation of her fall wedding. I wanted to purchase her some necessities from her registry, but I also wanted to add a personal touch to her gift. So…

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Parisian Top — Pattern Anthology

Another collection has just come out from Pattern Anthology! I’ve posted before about Pattern Anthology, but if you’ve never heard of it, I’ll explain. Four amazing and wonderful pattern designers have gotten together to collaborate on a collection….

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Commuter Cowl and an infinity scarf

Recently I participated in a [mostly] handmade gift swap with some blogging friends of mine. I say mostly handmade, because many of us sent fabric instead of something handmade, but who doesn’t love that?! I got a fantastic…

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Once, twice, three times a [Casual] Lady…

I’m in love. Is it okay to be in love with a pattern? Don’t tell me if it’s not. Because I totally am. And what’s that? You want more awkward selfies? Well I aim to please. This pattern, the Casual…

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A striped maxi, awkward selfies, and BIG news!

I’m about to confess something to you. Are you ready for it? I have never ever made myself a maxi skirt. This is pretty ridiculous, actually, because do you know how easy it is to make a maxi…