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LEATHER SANDALS  | the espadrilles kit

LEATHER SANDALS | the espadrilles kit

  Have you ever made shoes? Or leather sandals? In a way, it’s like making underwear, in the sense that it’s hard to know where or how you’d even ...
LA BREA tee | fabric + style inspiration

LA BREA tee | fabric + style inspiration

Considering how popular the knit version (view A) of the LA BREA tee was in the early 80s, I was surprised by how much difficulty I had finding sty...
LA BREA tee | tester round-up

LA BREA tee | tester round-up

"I am honestly blown away by how nicely it fits in the bust—only because I have tried several times before to make woven tops with dolman style sleeves, and I have never had this good of fit for my D cup bust and larger than average biceps (which vary from 21 to 22 inches)"

super basic UNDERPANTS | testers, fabric, elastic and more!

super basic UNDERPANTS | testers, fabric, elastic and more!

Underpants can really make or break your day. If your underpants aren't comfortable, you aren't comfortable. The super basic UNDERPANTS are so goo...
the great contributor search 2019

the great contributor search 2019

MNWFS seeking DGSB (or, Married Native/White mix Female Sewist seeking Diverse Group of Sewing Bloggers) Do you love sewing and posting all about y...
Sewing Retreats!

Sewing Retreats!

My goal is to bring all the goodness together that is discovery, making and community with a small, diverse group of sewists for an extraordinary, memorable sewing experience.
wrap top VONDEL | fabric + style inspiration

wrap top VONDEL | fabric + style inspiration

There is something so easy about wrap tops and dresses: effortlessly chic and oh-so feminine. The wrap top + dress VONDEL is what my nonchalantly s...
wrap top + dress VONDEL | tester round-up

wrap top + dress VONDEL | tester round-up

Friends, my amazing testers have done it again! The wrap top VONDEL has been my most technical design to date, so I was really nervous going in to ...
boat neck ANEGADA | long sleeves

boat neck ANEGADA | long sleeves

The boat neck ANEGADA pattern is a long-time fave of mine. It has two sleeve options – half sleeve with arm band and half sleeve without - that ar...
super basic TANK TOP | tester round-up

super basic TANK TOP | tester round-up

Even though the super basic TANK TOP is free for e-mail subscribers, I wanted to make sure this pattern was just as thoroughly tested as any full p...
how to sew a bias seam binding on a ballet top DELPY | bound seams

ballet top DELPY | bias bound seam

Bound seams are a great way to give the ballet top + dress DELPY pattern – or another favorite pattern – a new effect. In this tutorial, I’ll walk...
ballet top DELPY | button placket

ballet top DELPY | button placket

This bound seam + partial button placket hack is such a simple, lovely addition to the ballet top + dress DELPY. It’s an idea I’ve had for some tim...