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 →

Stretch Lace Over Cotton Spandex = Dressed-Up Comfort!

Stretch lace is gorgeous on its own! I love how it looks with skin underneath--beautiful and breezy. But with spring around the corner, and the need for layering essentials, I decided I must try a combination with a fabric that almost everyone has on hand: solid cotton spandex. This beautiful blue lace stocks today at... 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 →

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 →

Sewing: Manhattan Dress Maxi

I have some big news: My husband is becoming a US Citizen in 10 days!! We've been married 8 years and have been through the full (lengthy) immigration process -- so this is a huge time for us 😀 His Oath Ceremony will be extremely special, and I wanted to wear something timeless yet festive.... Continue Reading →

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