That Tank + Neckline We’ve Been Looking For: PDF Sewing Pattern

Phat Quarters just released the Catalina Tank and Dress--and it has that vibe I've been looking to sew for years (yes...years). I remember snapping a picture years ago of the short turtleneck-like neckline with the tank attached....and thought I'd get around to figuring it out at some point. But that "some point" never came until Phat... Continue Reading →

Girls’ Peplum Top for Cool-to-Spring Transition

Michigan in March can be 20 or 58 ... and likely all in the same day. This is the time of year when we feel the spring colors and get a glimpse of sunshine -- but we still need to stay mostly covered. The New Horizon's Manhattan Peplum (which also includes a dress option) is... Continue Reading →

52-Week Sewing Challenge: Sewist Spotlight

In 2017, Kelsey Cushing created a beautiful group--and what would become an intentional and incredible meeting space for seamstresses: the 52-Week Sewing Challenge. Each week, Kelsey and her crew posts a new challenge (and all challenges are shared ahead of time within the "files" section of the group). Seamstresses can "accept" the challenge or reject... Continue Reading →

New Year, Healthy Mindset + Sewing

Cheers to a most wonderful new chapter of your life's journey, your life's story...and the calendar's decade! You are here, in the now. And as you contemplate how you'd like to move forward today, new sews and new adventures are probably among your list of hopeful accomplishments for 2020. I've never been one to set... Continue Reading →

Sew What You Love

 As an avid seamstress, tester, designer, promoter (etc. etc.) over the last 8 years, I started to sink into a bit of the at-home, fast-fashion mindset. Even though I wasn't promoting a large box store of exploited seamstresses, I was a bit exploited...and sewing for something ... I'm not sure quite what -- to be... Continue Reading →

“The” Cardigan – Tanacross

I finally found "the" cardigan I've been looking for. After I had my last baby (over 3 years ago!), my mom bought me a cardigan that changed my wardrobe. It had a flowy front, was made of natural, breathable fibers, and I started throwing it over everything! When I found the Tanacross, I thought, "Well hey--that... Continue Reading →

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