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  • Piet Mondrian Skirt

    Who doesn't love the mod aesthetic of Piet Mondrian? My personal default aesthetic falls somewhere more in the country-bumpkin-meets-art-nouveau-ur...
  • I've Always Loved Halloween...

    I had originally planned and tried in vain to get the Hazel bundle to work in both a stretch twill and a Ponte knit, but the variations in stretch percentages were just too great if I wanted to maintain a quality pattern. I like patterns with a lot of options, so I've spent the last few months working it out.
  • Tory Burke Spring 2022 Knock-Off Pattern Riff

    You can turn your Workhorse Ione or Seamwork Bo or any other boxy top into a Tory Burch homage before they're even available in stores! 
  • How to Sew a Mock Coverstich Neckband

    I learned long ago while sewing baby clothes, there are tricks to making knits easier. For example: steam, press, then put a ham on top to let it cool in place works wonders.
  • How to Sew a Placket

    Plackets, welts, double welts, single welts, and facings all basically work on the same premise. They're a bit scary at first and often pattern markings do not help with the anxiety. Pattern markings often make it look like you're doing some blind sewing on markings you then cover, hope you hit them, then cut a hole in your good fabric...riiiight. 
  • 2020 Donations Are In!

    We may be small, but we are mighty! We donated $50 each to Project Q and FolkTime for 2020. Thank you for helping to make this happen
  • Make Your Own: House Cleaning Wipes

    I developed this recipe in January 2018 to test in time for that year's Me-Made-May and haven't had to make a change since. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
  • Make Your Own: Economical vs. Frugal

    Nothing like a pandemic and quarantine to make it more vital than ever to reduce reliance on disposable products, amirite?
  • Capsule Wardrobe Fall - Winter 2019

    A little over year ago, I set some intentions. I wanted to both refocus my personal style at the life stage I'm at as well as share my drafting with others.
  • Winter Hats, Migrating Sewing Blog, Merging Accounts

    Hey! How's it going? I'm going to move my sewing/blogging over here from now on, cool? For one, it's just too much to manage multiple accounts, and two - I LOVE our indie sewing community and make no secret of sewing other patterns.
  • Ione Hack Pack is Here!

    When you're done, you'll be able to say, "Thanks, I designed it AND it has pockets!"
  • Tester Round Up #1

    Pattern development is dependent on community. Without help and feedback from you, the incredibly generous and kind sewing community, patterns can'...