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  • The Quilt of Doom: Harry Potter Quilts for Five

    I’ve had this project on my list for the past four years, even to the point of printing out the first four patterns, but never launched the ship. Today: we begin.…

  • Knitting In Progress: Picking Up Stitches

    I started this sweater more than three years ago. And I was SO EXCITED about it. And at some point, I set it down. I didn’t even remember why. I was…

  • Nautical Stripes Quilt: Pattern Tester Round-Up

    When I wrote the Nautical Stripes Quilt pattern, I sent an email asking for pattern testers, and y’all: they really came through. Get a load of these amazing sample quilts they’ve…

  • McCall’s 7774: Wearable Muslin in Grey Linen

    I’ve had a copy of McCall’s 7774 for years, and love the shape of it. I found this incredible rayon blend in this funky tie-dye-ikat-nutty fabric and they seemed like a…

  • FINISHED! Matching Twin Postage Stamp Quilts

    Every time I’ve worked on these quilts lately, I’ve joked that they’re five years in the making. Today, I looked back at the past posts I’ve shared of their progress, and…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…