11th Hour Gear Shorts

We loooove the 11th hour gear style (pattern from New Horizons Designs)--with those cool pockets and jogger style. I've sewn some for boys, and I knew they'd be perfect for my girls, too! We only made one change: the length! We hacked 3 sizes off the length, and voilà! Pattern The 11th Hour Gear actually... Continue Reading →

Women’s Retro Running Shorts and Tank Sewing Patterns – Little Lizard King

Sewing your own wardrobe can be super fun and rewarding. When I started sewing, testing sewing patterns for companies became one of the most valuable "teachers" in the community. Having a timetable assured that I'd be sewing that week, and I was able to try new tactics along the way. Nine years later, I still... 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 →

Tawsha Dress as a Top!

   The Tawsha Dress from New Horizons Designs is the easiest, cutest A-line dress project! The day before the first day of school, I asked my girls, "Did you want a new dress for your first day?" 🙈 I mean...who would say no? My girls speedily ran to my fabric stash, chose their sparkly unicorns and... 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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