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The True Cost of Sewing Your Own Clothes

Header image from Olesia Buyar via Unsplash. Is it cheaper to sew your own clothing? While I wanted to learn sewing for multiple reasons, one of the compelling factors was the potential to save money. On the surface, sewing seemed like an economical way to build my wardrobe.…

2020 Year in Review: Sewing

When I first started sewing in January, my initial goal was to take 1 or 2 classes and make maybe 1 piece of clothing per quarter. Little did I know – I ultimately made a total of 23 items of clothing, 3 quilts and knitted 3 pairs of…

Pattern Review: True Bias Nikko Top

Funnily enough, True/Bias’ Nikko Top & Dress pattern was one of the first patterns I purchased after starting my sewing journey this year. I had no idea how to sew knit fabrics, but I loved how elegant the different versions of this top (and dress!) looked in Instagram…

Grainline Scout Tee Pattern Review

I purchased the Grainline Studio Scout Tee pattern early on during shelter-in-place, but only got around to using it this past month. I’m not sure why I waited this long – it’s an excellent basic pattern for a non-stretch tee! And even though this pattern is basic, there…

Closet Core Patterns: Carolyn Pajamas Review

I couldn’t resist trying out the Carolyn Pajamas pattern myself, after seeing a ton of great inspiration in its Instagram tag. Given the weather, I decided to make the short-sleeve + shorts variation (View C) with a beautiful Ruby Star Society border print (similar here). Overall, they turned…

Fall Favorites (& Gift Ideas): Knitting Edition

Above: Knitting a pair of vanilla socks with Explorer Knits yarn and Hello Lavender stitch marker. It feels crazy to be thinking about the holidays already, but I find myself starting to plan both Christmas and birthday gifts (winter birthdays are very popular in my family). We’ve sadly…

Ogden Cami & Crop Pattern Review

When perusing sewing hashtags on Instagram, I consistently came across the ubiquitous Ogden Cami from True Bias. This pattern has over 17k(!) posts tagged with the #ogdencami hashtag. Side note: I love browsing pattern name hashtags on Instagram, it’s a great source of context and inspiration. I decided…

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I'm Kristy, a growth marketer based in not-so-sunny San Francisco ⛅ This is my personal blog, where you will find my random musings, in-depth reviews, and latest sewing endeavors.

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