Astoria is a coastal town in northwest Oregon. My memories of it are gray, foggy, a little damp, and full of love because we visited with family friends. One of my favorite memories is the kids all sprawling on the grass at the base of a lighthouse pretending we had fallen from the observation deck, … More Astoria
The time has come. I am finally making my Colette Wren Dress. This dress immediately went on my “to-sew” list when it was announced. The style matched what the Wardrobe Architect was telling me about my personal clothing preferences. But it quickly got buried in an ever-growing pile of sewing wishes and life circumstances. Now that … More To Sleeve or Not To Sleeve?
The Pacific Northwest was preparing for a potentially record-breaking storm this weekend. I am equal parts releieved and disappointed to report that the storm did not live up to the predictions, at least not in my neighborhood. The lights flickered when I was making dinner, and the rain was coming sideways for an hour. In … More Sewing Through the Storm
While I identify more as a sewist than as a knitter, I do knit frequently. My bus commute is nearly an hour and knitting helps to pass the time. Knitting is also my go to activity when I just need to decompress, zone out, and almost meditate. I knit when I am on planes, trains, while … More A Late Spring Shawlette
My first week of Me-Made-May 2016 has been both wonderful and a little lackluster. It feels like something is missing and I can’t place my finger on it. My challenge is to wear something me-made every day, and not repeat outfits during the month. May 1 My new Adelaide dress and I received many compliments … More La Première Semaine de Me-Made-May
Me-Made May 2016 kicks off with my newly completed dusty rose Adelaide dress! Seamwork Magazine debuted the Adelaide pattern one year ago in the May 2015 Color Issue. The dress is a simple design, yet it has many opportunities for customization. None of which I took on this first pattern test. In some ways, one could … More The Adelaide Dress, a Seamwork Pattern