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Another Plantain Tee- This Time With Giraffes!

I am backlogged on blogging and did not even realize that this post has been sitting in my drafts for months! On the bright side, I was thinking “I should really post on my blog” and upon logging in, found a post already written and ready to go. How perfect! Nevermind that it is another… Continue reading Another Plantain Tee- This Time With Giraffes!

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Learning to Quilt- Part 1, The Fanciest Foxes

I really never had any interest in quilting. I love to make garments, to be able to wear my creations and even brag a little! However, when my mom mentioned learning to quilt together, I suddenly became very interested. I love my mom and we do not get to spend nearly enough time together, though… Continue reading Learning to Quilt- Part 1, The Fanciest Foxes

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Luck Be a Ladybug- Plantain Tee

Sometimes it is the smallest things that feel like the biggest accomplishments. This Plantain Tee using the free pattern by Deer and Doe is one of those things. I have made some pretty fun, reasonably complicated dressmaking projects, and yet nothing has me as geeked as the fact that I made a t-shirt! The practicality!… Continue reading Luck Be a Ladybug- Plantain Tee

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Half Asleep In Fifi Pyjamas

The theme on The Monthly Stitch for September is Sleepwear and Lingerie, the runner up was Flora and Fauna. I happen to love the Fifi Pyjamas by Tilly and The Buttons for a perfect blurring of the lines between pyjamas and slinky lingerie. I also have set aside a beautiful impressionistic floral fabric for making… Continue reading Half Asleep In Fifi Pyjamas

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The Fox and the Hound Dress

I am sewing much faster than I can blog- I have about 10 makes that I meant to show off which precede this one by weeks or months; however, I love this one so much I just could not wait! Don’t let the slightly depressing and deeply nostalgic name fool you- this dress is delightful!… Continue reading The Fox and the Hound Dress

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Overdressed and Why I Sew: Ethics, Identity, and Anxiety

Taking a break from reading The Doubter’s Almanac for my book club, I decided to read Overdressed by Elizabeth Cline. I recognize that choosing to read this book and review it is basically confirmation bias at its finest. For those of you who have not read or heard about this book, it is a non-fiction… Continue reading Overdressed and Why I Sew: Ethics, Identity, and Anxiety