Update to Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

This is an update to my original post. At the beginning of 2020, I decided to accept a friend's challenge and do 10,000 pushups by the end of the year. As I'm writing this, I'm 4,500 pushups into my challenge. Doing pushups at this rate was bound to have a positive effect on my body.… Continue reading Update to Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

French Navy Calyer Pants

Download Pattern My muslin pieces are available through Gumroad.com. Please click the "Download Pattern" button above. The download only includes my front and back pieces and front waistband. I removed the pocket from the front piece as well. These pieces are sufficient for making a muslin. The download does not include guided information about the… Continue reading French Navy Calyer Pants

Positively Contributing to the Sewing Community

Hands photo created by pressfoto - http://www.freepik.com My mission on "handmadephd" has been to explore and share my daily creativity with the hope that I can spark creativity in others. I've tried to keep my blog genuine, supportive, and about community. To that end, I have been open about my methods, process, fit issues, size,… Continue reading Positively Contributing to the Sewing Community

Digitizing Patterns

Here are the details about how I went from my pattern pieces to a digital, printable pattern. Many stores that offer printing services will also offer large format scanning of documents up to 36". It's not always easy to find on their webpages, but here are a couple of links for people living in the… Continue reading Digitizing Patterns

Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater

One of my first sewing projects years ago was to make a rub-off pattern of a beloved Nau wool sweatshirt that was beyond mending. The sweatshirt was basic, as are most of the Nau designs, but with really interesting, asymmetrical details. My sweatshirt had a dropped shoulder, funnel neck, and high-low hem. I wanted my… Continue reading Megan Nielsen Jarrah Sweater

Anna Allen Persephone Sailor Pants

Back in May of this year, we moved from a single story apartment to a 3-story townhouse. I also spent the summer getting back into shape, healing a foot/ankle injury, and in general, making health and fitness my main focus. In that time, my body has dramatically changed shape. Climbing significantly more stairs each day… Continue reading Anna Allen Persephone Sailor Pants