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happy birthday oona: may it be full of unicorns and rainbows #fqchallenge

so, good things do come to those who wait. i know a lot of people have been eagerly anticipating the results of the fat quarter challenge – – oh, wait, that was just me? because my garment is so freaking … 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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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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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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NY-Lon2014: regarding meetups

i’ve been thinking a lot – perhaps too much – about the sewing community in the week since i have been back from ny-lon2014. because, really, it bears thinking about. you know what i mean: how is it that people … Continue reading

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back in the garden: grow write guild #23

About six years ago I fell down an entire flight of stairs on Election Day and hit every one on my way down. It took me ten minutes to get up again. And I feel like this injury is haunting … Continue reading

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NY-Lon 2014: what i wore

day one: straight off the plane, i got rid of my “han shot first” dolman and swapped it for my favorite jeans (finally copied using the jean-ius method, hoping to pattern test this weekend) and my mushroom liberty print strappy … Continue reading

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NY-Lon2014 in photos

guys, i am still in recovery from NY-Lon2014. seriously. i went to bed at 8:45pm last night and slept straight through until 7:30am. but – the inspiration, cheerfulness, support – that is what is truly overwhelming. while i gather my … Continue reading

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mmmay14 roundup! and TGIF!!

well, kids, it’s been quite a week over here in my neck of the woods. i do some minor event planning as part of my grown-up job and this week we had a doozy. i’m honestly relieved just to have … Continue reading

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