Dresses

Summery Linen M6696

Out of all of my dresses, my olive green M6696 has the most wear. It’s versatile to wear through multiple seasons, looks put together without being stuffy, and it’s super comfortable from the full skirt and pockets. I wanted another version of it with a more breathable summer fabric. I found this beautiful textured black-and-white linen […]

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Menswear

Conquering Men’s Shirts – Vogue 9220

I’ve had a mad hankering to sew up some clothes that require detailed work, like sleeve plackets and collars. My husband was willing to let me fiddle with numerous long sleeved shirt patterns and use him as a mannequin, for the greater good of well made men’s shirts. Luckily, right when I was looking into […]

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Dresses

Miss Frizzle Costume

In this family, Halloween is a big deal. There’s always a big party and we stay up into the wee hours of the night drinking beer and chatting around a bon fire. Being in Minnesota, it’s generally pretty cold at night and I keep this in mind when choosing my costume for the year. This […]

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Advice

My Sewing Method

When I first started sewing apparel, I had a “go for it” kind of attitude. My mother had given me the foundations of sewing throughout my childhood, including knowing how to operate a sewing machine, serger, and rotary cutter. But she had never taught me how to make apparel. To get started, I found a […]

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Dresses

Moneta Frenzy

Before I started consistently sewing for myself, my wardrobe of dresses was largely composed of knit dresses. They’re easy to throw on, comfortable, and have ease in the fabric for when you eat too much at the summer BBQ. Not to mention they wash up super easily and there’s so many different design directions you can […]

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Swimwear

Soma Swimsuit

Last summer, I struggled to find a supportive swimsuit that didn’t have multiple inches of bust padding. I wasted so much time in dressing rooms, looking at myself falling out of shrunken breast cups. Around this time, I came across Lladybird’s beautiful make of the Soma Swimsuit and was inspired to muster up the time and confidence […]

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Dresses

The Wedding Dress

When Ian and I decided to tie the knot, there was no big wedding planning excitement. But I immediately knew I wanted to sew my wedding dress. It didn’t seem like too big of a task, as I had made my prom dress. Nonetheless, I was more experienced, more knowledgeable and hence more nervous. Weeks and […]

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