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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Belated Christmas Ornament

Merry belated Christmas! I know Christmas was a few months ago, but it’s never too early to start planning your homemade gifts for next year, right? Handmade gifts take time, but luckily this knitted ornament is a quick and beautiful seasonal gift. It is also highly customizable, making it easy to personalize one gift for […]

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Stash-busting Burger

I can think of only one thing more rewarding than checking an item off of a to-do list—checking the last item off of a to-do list. But either way, checking boxes brings me a lot of joy. That’s one reason I love the hamburger crochet pattern I’m sharing today. Each component of the hamburger only […]

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Pattern Review: Bonn Shirt(dress)

Today I have an embarrassing story, a lesson learned, and a pattern review, all in one. When I sew, I always make a mistake or two (or ten). It’s inevitable and, as far as I can tell, normal. Usually it’s only a seam or two that has to be unpicked and redone. So I fix […]

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