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Category Archives: Photography

Scrapbook: Mentors

posted on 08/22/2013, by

Mentors is a topic I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. Each subject I have interviewed for the Portrait of a Seamstress series has characteristics and quirks that are unique to her, but one thing that is true for all of them is that in the lifespan of their hobby, someone has entered and imparted  Continue Reading »

Can You Fail and Still Succeed?

posted on 07/11/2013, by

At the beginner of the summer, I was contacted by the folks at The Declaration of You. Their motive for emailing me? They wanted me to be a part of their BlogLovin’ Tour, which is a hop, skip and a jump from blog to blog for eight weeks celebrating the launch of Jessica Swift and Michelle Ward’s book, The  Continue Reading »

Photography Tips Sewing Blogs

posted on 03/21/2013, by

I am running the risk of sounding cliche again – just like I did when I published my tips for sewing bloggers – but I think that the way seamstresses photograph is different from fashion, food, and mommy bloggers. Sure, in some ways we’re similar but our differences are great enough that I think it’s  Continue Reading »


posted on 05/4/2012, by

Well, I’m back from Florida. My escapade down south was everything I expected and more. The wedding was Saturday and I spent the days leading up to the event out and about in the warmth. Thursday was spent with my stepmom hunting for shoes for an event she was attending that night. Thanks to my  Continue Reading »

      Did you hear that I'm teaching an online bra making class? In one hour, I walk you through constructing a bra from start to finish, and I'll cover choosing a bra pattern, finding your size, tracing and cutting tips and construction. Click HERE to sign up now!


      One of the most ingenious tutorials in a long time, HEATHER shows us how to make our own cutting table. Now, if only I could learn how to use a drill gun.


      Who says you can't wear black during summer? GERTIE just made a stunning, full circle skirt dress. She even biked in it while wearing 4-inch heels!


      Not only do I love MEGAN'S zipper from Eucalypt dress, but I also love how her little ones have become her photographers!


      Having trouble finishing a curved hemline? Follow ROCHELLE'S tutorial for an easy and clean how-to.


      Marce's getting technical. Miss Oonaballoona posted a super easy JUMPER TUTORIAL. Only involving a rectangle and triangle, this is a quick make.


      NORMA shares her newest notions, the tools that she recently picked up and is now in love with.


      I love a good interview; DIXIE featured a neat one, conducting a Q&A with costume and historical sewer Andrea Schewe.


      How do you get rid of me-made items? SARAI discusses this very topic.


      Check out HEATHER'S new studio. I love the bright, Scandinavian aesthetic and stained glass windows.


      LAUREN finally finished her OAL (outfit-a-long) and you must check out what she made!


      Have you seen Grainline Studio's new pattern, THE ALDER DRESS? Hop on over to see one of the best summer staples. Also, Jen is currently hosting a sew-a-long if you want to join.