Oslo [Cardigan] For the Weekend

A cardigan for weekends and workdays. … More Oslo [Cardigan] For the Weekend

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Top 5 Hits of 2016

My love of creating is back. 2016 marked an intentional shift in how I approached my sewing and knitting queue, namely prioritizing everyday apparel over my costumes. I felt exuberance, joy, and peace of mind with fabric and thread in hand. I finished four knitted projects this year and I sewed eight garments. Here are my Top … More Top 5 Hits of 2016

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

It’s a snap…sorta

I meant to include photos of the snap installation on my Adelaide Dress. Rather than add to the previous post, I think it is worth devoting a separate conversation to this new (to me!) fastener technology. The only instructions I used were those on the back of the Snap Setter and the Adelaide Instructions (about marking the … More It’s a snap…sorta

My Akita Blouse

I almost didn’t make Akita. The shirt as it appeared in Seamwork, didn’t look like my style of shirt. Most notably, the sleeves stuck out very wide, almost like wings. I try to avoid garments that add width to my already broad shoulders. What changed my mind was all of the beautiful creations by other … More My Akita Blouse