Hot Patterns Urban Gypsy off-the-shoulder top

I’ve had this on my must-sew list for at least a year. I wanted to make one for last year spring break, but ran out of time. This year, I

Ann Normandy Maxi Dress

This is a really cool dress! I recommend this for intermediate sewists.  It is a dress with many wonderful details that make it a joy to sew, but, there are

DIY funnelneck / turtleneck sewing pattern and a great striped top

Today (and yesterday) I wore my October boots in February. Yes, I have October boots. Just look at them! Dove gray suede. You’d be a fool to wear them when

Sewing a Spring Break Capsule Wardrobe

I love Spring Break! Warm sun, sand, a southern location. It gets me invigorated again. And as all sewists know, there’s nothing more fun than planning a trip AND sewing

BurdaStyle 12-2016 Cape Poncho 

This looks nothing like the cape in the magazine but it’s totally awesome! Let me start by saying this project was fraught with problems from the beginning. This is the

Fast, ruffled edge DIY fleece ruana

I love a good Ruana, a sumputous cape and or cozy wraps, especially in the fall. Something about wrapping yourself in a beautiful warm piece of fabric just reminds me

My favorite thing to sew: the knit blazer

Hands down, my favorite thing to wear is knit blazers. And it’s fast becoming my favorite thing to sew, because it offers me the opportunity to do a tailored project,

Who do I want to be today?

I love a good spy thriller. You get to be someone else in a chrysalis-shedding moment, complete with new passports and a secret cache of money. You might even get


::Her The music comes to a crescendo and stops. The dancers all pant in unison, as if agreeing silently that the rehearsal is hard work. She unties her pointe shoes

Remaking a Bicycling Cape

Some months ago, I set out to make the perfect bicycling cape. I believe form follows function, and that the things we create that are useful, become beautiful by their

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