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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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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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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