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Baggu Inspired Sewing Patterns

Left to right in header: Stowe Bag Pattern, Baggu Nylon Mini Shoulder Bag, Baggu Standard Bag, Crosstown Crescent Bag Pattern I, like many others, love a fun and funky Baggu bag. My first Baggu is nearly ten years old now, and has been used countless times for local…

Reformation Inspired Dress Patterns

Wedding season appears to be back in full swing this year. One of my goals has been to recreate this two-piece linen Reformation dress for said season. Sadly, it’s still on my sewing backlog… however, I figured I could at least share the many Reformation-esque sewing patterns I’ve…

Pomona Shorts Pattern Review

Earlier this year, I lived in my Elizabeth Suzann-inspired wool Pomona Pants (shared here). Naturally, I decided to make the shorts version for summer. The original pattern provides two pants and one shorts view – I opted for a simpler variation of the Pomona Shorts by omitting the…

DIY Shirred Dress Sewing Review

With cottagecore and nap dresses still going strong in 2021, I’ve decided to finally embrace and hop onto the stretchy-comfy-midi-dress train.  Thankfully, this popular dress is easy to sew with a home sewing machine and just a few supplies. The pattern is very simple and just consists of…

Closet Core Pietra Pants Pattern Review

The Pietra Pants pattern from Closet Core really stood out to me with its design for both form and function. I love the flat front with the elastic back waistband, which gives it a sleek look in front while remaining comfortable overall. Additionally, the slanted pockets give it…

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…


Im Kristy, a marketer based in sometimes-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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