Fiber Mood Norma Blouse

For me, fitting shirts are just as tricky as fitting pants. I have an excellent fit for my everyday t-shirts with a modified Union St pattern, but I've struggled to get a decent fit in a woven pattern. When the Norma blouse didn't fit, instead of altering, I ended up drafting a pattern from my... Continue Reading →

Wiksten Haori House Coat

This will be a short post about my Wiksten haori since the pattern did not require extensive alterations. After my failed quilted jacket that I ended up giving to my mother, I think I might have hit gold with my haori. Materials I went kind of wild for the materials. Years ago, I made blankets... Continue Reading →

Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket

Since 2020 is the year of stretchy pants and big sweatshirts, I figured I needed to join the trend and make myself a comfy quilted jacket too. This was a big and intimidating project for me. I don't have a lot of experience sewing jackets, and to make things even more interesting, I planned on... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

TAL High Cuff Sweater

I needed a simple pattern to get over my jean fitting frustrations. I've been interested in the patterns from The Assembly Line. I really love the silhouettes. They're just my style. I choose the High Cuff sweater for my "easy" project. My only word of caution is that the patterns are very expensive and the... Continue Reading →

Peppermint Magazine Spring Shorts

I'm not even sure how I should start this post. What seemed like a small idea in my head quickly snowballed into a large project. I dove into this project, thinking I could easily alter the pattern using my pant block, but after one test pair, I realized I needed to step back and start... Continue Reading →

Hey June Handmade Union St. Tee

We finally have warm weather, and that means I'm living in my short-sleeve t-shirts. Unfortunately, all of my favorite t-shirts have changed shape and size all of a sudden. Even though I'm super aggressive when I prewash my fabric, the shirts didn't take kindly to drying during one of my business trips this year. I... Continue Reading →

Papercut Patterns Palisade Shorts

I'm finally getting back to sewing and blogging after a crazy few months. It's now spring and I desperately need some warm weather pieces. I've never sewn a pattern from Papercut Patterns but I've seen a lot of other sewers make the Palisade shorts / pants and I wanted to give it a try. Sizing... Continue Reading →

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