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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 »

Weekend

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 »













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      GRAINLINE STUDIOS just released its newest pattern, the Linden sweatshirt. A modern update to the classic sweatshirt, it features a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves and a scoop neckline. Ladies, this is the perfect winter staple!

       

      SALLIE is laid back cool in her me-made loungewear.

       

      Are you following LAUREN and the whole host of other sewers who are making V1419, a Ralph Rucci inspired coat? It’s going to be fantastic.

       

      She is and has always been an inspiration. AMY just made the most well-constructed strapless bra. A combination of lace, lycra and powernet, this beats any bra on the market.

       

      She is and has always been an inspiration. AMY just made the most well constructed strapless bra. A combination of lace, lycra and powernet, this beats any bra on the market.

       

      Why use PDF patterns? MELISSA from Fehr Trade discusses.

       

      With the temperatures cooling off in the northern hemisphere, RACHEL just finished a colorful clover dress. I hope she layers it with tights and a sweater/jacket because it is too good to sit in her closet until spring!

       

      JEN shares a great way to finish the neckline of a wrap dress.

       

      KAREN diverted a serious dungaree dress disaster and transformed Pauline Alice’s Turia pattern into a pinafore dress.