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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Supertote Backpack with Leather Handles

    I have never made a bag I liked nearly as much as this bag.  It is possible I have never OWNED a bag I like nearly as much as this bag–and…

  • Family Halloween Costume 2015

    We’ve done a family Halloween costume for the past four years.  We did Scooby Doo, Sound of Music, and Harry Potter.  This year, we did a little more steering than previously,…

  • Tutorial for a Lined Bodice on Sew, Mama, Sew!

    Today over on Sew, Mama, Sew I’m sharing a tutorial for making the Flip Flop Dress with a variation in the waistline seam.  When I was manufacturing children’s clothing for a…

  • The Flip Flop Dress Pattern NOW AVAILABLE!

    It’s here, it’s here!!  The Flip Flop Dress pattern is available for purchase and download NOW in my shop! Huge thanks to all of you who have been so patient and…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: Variations

    In addition to the core Flip Flop Dress pattern, I’m also sharing some of the variations for the dress!  Initially, ALL of these pieces and techniques were included in the full…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: The Basic Pattern

    The Flip Flop Dress features a lined bodice that can button front OR button back, with either a rounded or a square neckline, and a full gathered dirndl skirt.  The bodice hits…

  • The Flip Flop Dress: What Makes It Special

    The Flip Flop Dress pattern started out, years ago, as a style my mother manufactured when she made children’s clothing for her cottage company back in the late 80s and early…