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And the Winner Is….

Comment #31, Candy! I’ve sent an email to the address attached to the comment, so please, if it’s you, check your email and your spam folder and reply to verify the email address. Thanks everyone!

3 Prints and a Texture

This skirt is totally how I am feeling this fall. I may never take it off. The prints are linen, I think, and the texture is a lightweight cotton. I like the way they blend together. I drafted the pattern myself, and lined it in silk twill.

Flattr Me

You may notice a new icon at the end of this post for Flattr.  What is Flattr, you ask?  Have you ever experienced web content that was really great?  A piece of writing, a photo, a video, whatever, that made you want to thank the creator in a more meaningful way than clicking “like”?  Well, […]

Heavily embroidered fabric for a skirt

3 Shades of Menswear

My current project, made of wool suiting

Broderie Anglaise in Progress

The back bodice on the dress that I’m draping.

Dude, What Next ?!?!

A week after the superstorm, hundreds of thousands of people with no power, fallen trees everywhere, and now, SNOW. Seriously, what’s next for the northeastern United States? Plague of frogs?

To Make For Spring: Full-Skirted Grey Dress

One look from the spring 2013 collections that has captured my imagination is the full-skirted grey dress. I love the feeling of lots of fabric swirling around my legs as I walk. And I have some neon green 4-ply silk and some grey dye to configure the inputs for this dress! All images from

Some Quick Knitwear

The uniform of the American suburban housewife in 2012 can be accurately described using one completely nonsensical word: Lululemon. Even though I don’t wear workout wear, well, ever, I can’t help but be intimately familiar with their entire line. Why, you ask? Because every single person I ever talk to is wearing it. It could […]

Labor of Love

My husband’s favorite shorts are in just pitiful shape at the moment. He cannot seem to find any other shorts that compare, so he asked me if I would copy them for him. Since he almost never asks me to make him anything, I could not very well refuse him. From the outside, these shorts […]


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