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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…

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

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:47 pmWhen 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…

Fall Favorites (& Gift Ideas): Knitting Edition

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:55 pmAbove: 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…

Mid-Summer Lessons Learned in Sewing

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:57 pmAfter my last sewing post on beginner friendly projects, I had several pieces on my to-do list for June and beyond. Since then, I’ve made the following: Papercut Patterns Axis Dress in practice toile / muslin and a cotton print,…

Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns & Projects

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 09:59 pmIn the spirit of #memademay2020, I wanted to share some sewing & knitting projects I have been working on, along with those queued up for the rest of the month. I know I’m a bit late to this as it’s…

Sewing & Donating Homemade Face Masks

Last updated on January 2nd, 2021 at 10:00 pmThis week, I’ve redirected my extracurricular efforts towards sewing face masks at home. More and more hospitals and health facilities have opted in to accept donations of homemade face masks alongside commercially produced PPE. Not because they are a substitute…


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