Author Archives: puu

simplicity 1803 + simplicity 1873 = awesomesauce

weird, but true story of how bloggers know me better than anyone: i was describing a make – really, any make, but it might have been this one – to clio, whose only answer was, “i pretty much imagine you … Continue reading

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han shot first – will he please shoot me?

i think the thing that started these trousers for me was the realization that i had some scraps of amazing blue flowered lace leftover from cutting out a woven attempt at my lady-mary-inspired top.  i saw the interesting yoke design … Continue reading

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me-made-everyday: style report

1950s simplicity wrap top paired with midi-length RTW skirt simplicity 1610 vogue 8425 high-waisted pencil with RTW t-shirt and fold-over boots.  yellow bag for emphasis! (casual friday FTW) cynthia rowley butterfly top (hello, versace!) with alice + olivia pleated coulotte … Continue reading

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GWG #29: on wildness

maybe this is what gardening is about: slowly opening the door, a controlling hand making tentative gestures to wildness. – from The Gardener’s Manifesto by Lorraine Johnson ‘i’m determined to tame the wilderness,” i declared confidently to a visiting friend … Continue reading

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simplicity 1610: the cat’s meow

  so the arrival of summer weather – at long last here in the northeast US – demands a fresh summer dress. and i, of course, obliged. enter the magic blue envelopes of simplicity project runway patterns.  for me, a … Continue reading

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my wardrobe architect: influencers

i mentioned previously that i was going to give the wardrobe architect developed by sarai of colette patterns some serious thinking after completing me-made-may.  sarai has really synthesized a lot of what is out there about ‘the perfect wardrobe’ and … Continue reading

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mid-week update

sewing done: hand-stitched waistband action! zipper pinned in place!  i am a machine, y’all! on my dress form:  the FQ challenge has reclaimed some of my mental attention (and has now been postponed until august).  a lady-mary-inspired drape drape. in … Continue reading

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learning from wearing

so, MMM14 is over, and… well, honestly, not much has changed for me.  i’ve worn me-made every day since the challenge ended without a second thought. seriously. this is not a relieved return to RTW. turns out, i actually wear … Continue reading

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my completely irrelevant opinion about pattern testing and indie designers

i am not and have never been a pattern tester. just sayin’. i’ve never been asked, and i’ve never volunteered.  like a lot of us, i have other demands on my time and right now that time is too precious … Continue reading

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weekend studio: upstate edition

i should start off with this embarrassing stat – sewing done: 0. on my dress form:  a modified simplicity 1610, with a stash linen from the late and lamented paron’s annex and some scraps of lizzy house catnap.  i’m loving … Continue reading

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