Completed: a divine gown from BurdaStyle

I want my last blog post of 2017 to be about the most recent (and most glorious) thing I sewed this year because it functions as an exuberant punctuation mark on the preceding two years.  … More Completed: a divine gown from BurdaStyle

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Dressed for Brooklyn

When my mom and I started planning our weekend trip to Brooklyn, New York I thought about taking a whole me-made wardrobe for the two-and-a-half day trip. That ambitious idea shrunk down to one new dress, and it is the best dress I could have taken. I wore a dress made from the fabric I … More Dressed for Brooklyn

Spring Forward!

Good day #Sewcialist community! I’m trying not to let the lost hour of sleep and the apparent start of my spring allergies hamstring my aspirations. I am rearranging furniture and sorting boxes in my sewing room and working on some outstanding alteration tasks and costume projects for others. What are you up to today? Did you plan … More Spring Forward!

Personal Style Stories

Even when I am not at the sewing machine I’m thinking about sewing, or refining my wardrobe, or minimizing clutter and possessions. I’m analyzing my coworker’s side pant-leg pocket for ways to add them to a costume. I’m cataloging what I like and dislike about certain garments I wear to inform future sewing projects or … More Personal Style Stories