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Garments & Garment Sewing

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tutorial: Easy, No-Sew Fleece Scarf

    I have and need a lot of scarves.  I wear lightweight cotton scarves, knitted scarves, cowls, you name it.  I have been known to pack a scarf if it dips below…

  • 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…