6 Ways to Overcome Your Creative Blocks

We all experience creative blocks for different reasons. A couple years ago I was too exhausted from costumes to find motivation to sew for my everyday-self. Sometimes I drag my feet because I’m scared to make mistakes. Other times, the number of tasks that lead up to actually working seem insurmountable. Over time, I’ve learned … More 6 Ways to Overcome Your Creative Blocks

The best pattern organizer for your sewing room! 

I originally wrote about my pattern organizing system when I installed this expandable drying rack in our condo was back in 2014. Recently it caught a few eyes on Instagram, so I thought I would share an update for new readers and anyone looking to do a little spring cleaning in their sewing room. I am happy to report that 3 years … More The best pattern organizer for your sewing room! 

Astoria

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

A Celestial Summer Dress: the Seamwork Catarina

The March 2016 issue of Seamwork Magazine was themed “Celebration” and featured two dress patterns that I can imagine someone wearing to a graduation or warm-weather wedding: the Catarina and the Kenedy These patterns came out around the time I was thinking a lot about my body and my sewing and how my feelings about … More A Celestial Summer Dress: the Seamwork Catarina