I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

Subscription Sewing Plans

Are these good for sewing industry members? Are they good for customers? A professional marketer / developer in the industry (hey, that’s me!) chimes in on subscription sewing pattern plans Subscription-based models for sewing pattern designers – it’s good for…

MakeNine Pants Sewing Planner for 2023

MakeNine Just Pants

Everyone’s make nine grid is different, but what if you needed just bottoms? Here’s a MakeNine grid for 2023 and the patterns I’ve selected for it. My MakeNine Pants Grid is a fun way to concept the bottoms you’ll need…

Make Nine Sewing Wardrobe for 2023

Make Nine 2023

It’s time for sewists everywhere to start their Make Nine for 2023. But it’s also a time when many beginning sewists (maybe those that got a sewing machine for a holiday gift!) want to learn to sew a wardrobe for…

Pleat Pants Pattern Review

Pleat Ready To Sew

I found Ready to Sew patterns (from France) a year ago on Instagram, in a post that likely featured a hashtag I was following (as I tell clients, Instagram is a discovery platform.) The French designer has a lovely collection…