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Garments & Garment Sewing

  • Emery Dress in Japanese Cotton

    Three years ago, I wrote a draft of this post where I said the following: The Emery Dress by Christine Haynes is such a classic, classic silhouette.  I actually put off…

  • Lost Project: Vacation Tova Top

    I’ve loved this Amy Butler print for years and years. Back when I owned a retail shop, I made a sample Tova Top from this sweet cotton lawn and used it…

  • Get Dressed To Stay Home

    A little over a year ago, I was inspired by a review of my own handsewn wardrobe–following months and months (and months) in a sewing rut–to GET DRESSED TO STAY HOME. …

  • Toaster Sweater #2

    This is easily the most aggressive sweater I own. I bought this fleece when Hancock Fabrics was shutting down (RIP, messiest fabric stores evar, but let’s be honest: in the face…

  • Christmas Pajamas: the Ultimate in Deadline Sewing

    I wasn’t going to sew Christmas pajamas two years ago.  Until my children heard about it.  They were actually speechless.  Aghast.  Appalled.  Couldn’t IMAGINE a world in which they didn’t launch…

  • Personalizing with Patches

    I have self-diagnosed as having a massive patch problem.  I am a patch addict. I’ve written about the satchel-style backpacks I made for our children who vigorously pursue the Junior Ranger…

  • Emerson Shorts in moss linen

    When our family took a trip to Maui this spring, I started packing pretty late in the game, for me: only a week ahead.  Because, for real, I get SO EXCITED…

  • Lost Project: Beatrix Top in Liberty Cotton

    This is the Beatrix Top from Made By Rae, which I made up in Liberty lawn before ever making a muslin, and learned a valuable lesson. The pattern itself is really…

  • Lost Project: Liberty Lawn Tuxedo Tank Top

    This particular Lost Project actually got a lot of screen time, just not publicly: I originally drafted this pattern for my League of Dressmakers, and we worked with it in various…

  • Florence Kimono in rayon–with cherries!

    I have a truly absurd number of garments hiding in my closet.  Things that I’ve made, for myself, over the past few years that have never been shared or blogged about. …

  • How to Store Wool Yarn & Fabric

    When I started knitting, I realized I needed to think about storing my textiles differently.  For one good reason:  MOTHS. Moths are the enemy of long-term textile storage, which we learned…

  • Hand-Knitted Socks

    Hand-knitted? Hand knit?  Whichever.  I thought at one point I would never, ever, ever knit socks.  The stitches are just soooooo tiny, you guys. But my friend Alexia assured me that…