Making a Mini-T for My Mini-Me

When you have a baby, one of the first things people want to tell you is which parent your baby looks like. To me, babies look like babies, not their parents. And my own child was no exception. I had no idea who she looked like, or if she would end up looking like my […]

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Gingham Easter Dress: My Own Design

When I was a kid, getting a new Easter dress was a major highlight of the year. The headquarters of Portland-based Daisy Kingdom were a short drive away from where I lived in Beaverton. As I remember it, Daisy Kingdom was the coolest thing around. At church, all of the girls in my Sunday School […]

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La Paz: A beautiful blazer, inside and out

We all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And while sometimes I ignore the inside of my me-made clothes, I do think that a well made garment should be beautiful both inside and out. Unfortunately, making the inside of a garment beautiful requires extra time, and chances are that only the person […]

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Sewing for Others: Lola Dress for Ella

My “to-make” list is a constantly growing behemoth. There are so many projects to try and so many techniques I want to learn. But honestly, there is not enough room in my closet (or my husband’s or daughter’s) for all of the garments that I want to make. And there aren’t enough days in the […]

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Love is Everywhere: Holly’s Pajamas Part 1

One of the most inspiring creative projects I’ve worked on lately was creating custom designed pajamas for Holly, my dear friend Heidi’s daughter. Meet Holly This is Holly, a nine year old girl who has rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. She was diagnosed in August of 2015 after weeks of terrible pain and numbness in […]

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We Wear Our Pajamas All Day

I absolutely adore a baby in pajamas. It doesn’t hurt that babies in pajamas are often rosy-cheeked and warm from a good night of sleep or a refreshing nap. Two weeks ago, I made my baby (does a 2.5 year-old still qualify as a baby?) some Alex and Anna Winter Pajamas from the Peek-a-Boo Pattern […]

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