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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…

Axis Dress & Skirt Pattern Review

Papercut Pattern’s Axis Dress & Skirt first caught by eye back in May, when browsing through the various #memademay2020 posts on Instagram. Since then, I’ve completed one practice muslin dresses, two dresses and one modified skirt, all in the pencil skirt silhouette. I very much enjoyed the process…

Willow Tank Pattern Review & Hacks

The Willow Tank (& Dress) Pattern from Grainline studio is a classic, slightly a-frame tank top perfect for summers and for layering under sweaters in cooler weather.  This was my second pattern from Grainline, the first being a simple shopping tote bag. I love that they do in-depth…

Mid-Summer Lessons Learned in Sewing

After 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, along with a skirt hack in rayon Grainline…

Beginner Friendly Sewing Patterns & Projects

In 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 mid-month (side note: I feel like time is…

Sewing Shirt No 1 & Variations Review

Back in February (how long ago this feels), I took my 2nd sewing class with Workshop SF to learn how to sew a simple boxy top, Shirt No 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing. This is a great, beginner-friendly pattern for a wardrobe staple that I’ll easily get…

Sewing & Donating Homemade Face Masks

This 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 for N95 or real surgical masks – they…

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