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Mom status: Effortlessly cool in a Megan Nielsen Briar top

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I wore my new Megan Nielsen Briar top to drop off my son at summer school this week, and I felt like I was nailing that “effortlessly cool mom” look. My clothes said, “Oh hey, I know all the best playgrounds AND hip local coffee shops.” I was winning at style for the day. I wasn’t wearing workout clothes OR a graphic T-shirt AND I was still comfortable. […]

How I sew a muslin + Sew Caroline Larchmont T

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Instead of a straight-ahead sewing pattern review, I thought I’d walk through my process for making a muslin. I stitched the Sew Caroline Larchmont T that appears in the new “Weekend Style” sewing book. It’s a simple woven T-shirt pattern that was a freebie in the spring issue 2017 of Sew News magazine. Because it’s only three […]

Becoming a (Manila) leggings person for Project #SewMyStyle

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I’m a little behind on my March participation in Project #SewMyStyle. But, as they say, better late than never! For this installment of the yearlong sewing challenge, we were tasked with sewing leggings. My relationship with leggings is complicated (and sewing these leggings actually further complicated things). Strap yourself in for an epic post about leggings, pajamas, BurdaStyle, crotch flowers, Instagram, mullets, and more. I’m playing things fast and loose. Giddy-up! […]

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. […]

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! […]

Sew Over It Molly top: Stripes around my shoulder

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It’s like Johnny Cash sings, “I’ve got stripes, stripes around my shoulder.” I can see why the Sew Over It Molly top from SOI’s City Break Capsule Wardrobe has been blowing up the online sewing community. It’s a fast and flattering sewing project. And it looks great in stripes. In fact, I have another striped Molly […]

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