I'm back!

It has been a while...a long while! I see my last post was in April - more than 7 months ago! In my defense, I live just outside of the...

Back from my travels

I'm back! I got back home about 2 weeks ago after a 7 week roadtrip! It was amazing and everything I hoped it could be. 2 weeks each in...

On-the-road sewing

Two days ago my cousin and I headed out on a cross-country roadtrip. As I write this, we are in Nebraska almost to our first destination:...

Pleasant Activity Scheduling

I recently learned of something called 'pleasant activity scheduling' from the Mentally Strong People podcast by Amy Morin. In her 49th...

Batik fabric from Ghana

This week I have been making just the top pattern of the Calvin Wrap Dress by TrueBias. I chose a fabric I bought probably 11-13 years...

You won't know until you try

I finished it! Earlier this month I posted about going sew-rogue and trying to sew a shirt (err ok, it turned into a dress) without a...

On making mistakes

Mistakes are how we grow in sewing, much like how we grow in everything in our lives. Yesterday as I was going sew-rogue I made many,...

Going sew-rogue

Today I spent a good portion of the day messing around with an idea for a shirt in my mind. However, what I got was a dress! And not a...

Fabric tingles again

Get a medium-weight fabric that has a shiny side to it and join two pieces together. Consider the shiny side as the 'right' side. Then...

Joining fabric tingles

Joining two pieces of fabric together is deeply satisfying. In these photos I was creating one long piece of bias tape for the True Bias...

Sewing is a meditation

I often think of sewing as a meditation, but I was reminded again last night as I was listening to Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast....

Forks as pattern weights

Is this the way you're supposed to weigh down your pattern, so you can trace and cut? Sure! You can do whatever you want to do! I'm a...

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