Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1: The girly sweatshirt

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Isn’t “sweatshirt” a gross word? Really, why would you want to wear something with “sweat” in its name? Nevertheless, I’m so gung-ho about the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1, which is a lean and ladylike sweatshirt. (Well, it’s as ladylike as a sweatshirt gets, let’s say.) Keep reading for construction details, all the ways I love this sweatshirt, and tips for sewing your own Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #1. […]

Wardrobe Architect Part 1: Getting personal about wardrobe planning

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One of my sewing goals for 2017 is to complete Colette’s Wardrobe Architect. Too often I look in my closet and say, “Uuuuhhhh…. Question mark.” I literally say, “Question mark.” Some days picking my clothes feels like pop quiz I’m not prepared for. As someone who sews many of her clothes, you’d think I’d have a consistent […]

Seamwork Olso review: At ease in a classic cardigan

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I’m late to the party with a Seamwork Olso review. The pattern was one of the first featured in Seamwork magazine, which launched in December 2014. (It doesn’t feel that long ago!) The thing is, with a classic cardigan sweater sewing pattern like Olso, it’s never to late to stitch one up! Classics are classics for a reason — especially when they’re as easy to wear as the Olso. […]

Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #2: The stylish sweatshirt

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Could you promise to sew one pattern a month for an entire year? That’s what I’ve committed to as a participant in Project #SewMyStyle. January’s #SewMyStyle pattern is the Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater #2, and it’s got style to burn. Keep reading for a Toaster #2 sewing pattern review, including tips! […]

Mermaid blanket sewing pattern review: Boyz II Mermen

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Did you know that when you Google “merman tail blanket,” you get a boatload of results for MERMAID tail blanket? True fact. Where is the gender equity? Or can we at least call them fishtail blankets? OK, I’m joking — not about the importance of gender equity, but about being worked up about a blanket […]

7 sewing goals to crush in 2017

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I don’t know about you, but publicly declaring goals helps me GSD. That’s why I’m sharing my 2017 sewing goals. It’ll light a fire under my keister, because I hate not following through on something I’ve said I’ll do. I’ve ID’d seven sewing goals I want to crush in 2017. […]

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