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Ogden Cami Hack: Tiered Maxi Dress

It’s Ogden Cami month! And I’ve made…a bunch. Once I completed the first version, it was easy to see why this is such a tried-and-true pattern for so many folks on the internets. I’ve got three of my own…

So Green Is My Garden: A Metaphor, Of Sorts

Garden writing is the place where metaphors yearn to live their best lives. There is no concept of growth, renewal, regeneration, nourishment, cultivation, encouragement that cannot be communicated beautifully with the garden as comparison and vehicle. For my part,…

Plantain Tee In Stretch Cotton Jersey

During MeMadeMay2021, I didn’t sew anything new–except this tee. At the time, we were living without a closet, since ours was under renovation, and sleeping in our basement surrounded by half a dozen IKEA clothes racks with all our…

Carolyn Pajamas with Ric-Rac Trim

I admired the Carolyn Pajamas pattern for ages before sewing them up, like a lot of us did. The style is classic and classy, and the shape seems like it would lend itself equally to silky rayons for summer…

Flashback 70s Archer Shirt in Cotton Lawn

I am (forever, it would seem) on the hunt for the very most perfect button-up shirt with a stand collar that I can find. This one is ALMOST it, not exactly, but super close. And in this fabric, it…

Sewing A Men’s Bathrobe: Vintage Kwik Sew 1366

Each year for Christmas, I make our children a new pair of pajamas. Over time, they’ve needed them less and less, because they grow less and less from year to year–but a pair of pajama pants nearly always makes…

Mushroom Shirtdress: Simplicity 8014

This dress tells a story: any project can be salvaged and re-imagined, any project can be resurrected, no matter how long it’s been a Work-In-Progress. These mushrooms started their journey to dresshood a full SEVEN YEARS ago, and have…

Easy Neck Warmer Sewing Tutorial

I love, love, love a good scarf. I have a pretty substantial collection, and wear one daily once the weather drops below, say, 68 degrees. However, for really active days–like when we’re playing in the snow, or headed out…

Knit Tees For Older Kids

These tees are from weeks and weeks ago, and I’ve sat down to write about them maybe six or seven times/. Each time, I ended up with a whole lot of philosophical ideas about how kids dress, and what’s…

Interview with Author Tara Moss

The intersection between sewing and fiction can be wonderfully rewarding. With the Murder Mystery Quilt, I’ve been indulging my love of mysteries and crime novels for the past six years, which means any time I’m reading, I can call…

Video Tutorial: Kindle E-Reader Cover

Now added to the Whipstitch YouTube channel: a video version of my Kindle e-reader cover tutorial! This has been a great project that’s been super popular on my blog for years, and I can tell you we honestly have…

Quilted Reversible Placemats: Video Tutorial

Like the Nested Fabric Buckets, my Quilted Placemats tutorial is one of the all-time most popular I’ve ever shared. I originally made these when our son was headed to Montessori school, because his class required they have a cloth…