Stripes and sunflowers
Outfits

Stripes and sunflowers

Damn, it’s a great…

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It’s a Christmas miracle
Outfits

It’s a Christmas miracle

Time after time, I learn…

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You spin me right round…
Projects

You spin me right round…

Surprisingly, this dress has been…

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Purple Lotus Skirt
Outfits

Purple Lotus Skirt

I am calling this one…

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Unseasonal Sewing
Outfits

Unseasonal Sewing

I thought this dress would…

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Happy Easter Dress
Outfits

Happy Easter Dress

And boy, what a happy…

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I feel like I bemoan this fact every time one of the Big 4 (Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick, and Vogue) release a new season. Hold onto your hats, I’m about to go on a rant. Where the heck are the repro sewing patterns? And less importantly, who keeps greenlighting retro apron patterns, honestly? Am I the only person in the world who has no interest in sewing aprons? As someone who adores the vintage silhouette and patterns that help make a dent in my impulse-bought novelty quilting cotton collection, I feel like commercial pattern companies are trying their darndest to make me miserable lately. Two problems, as I see them: Boring modern designs. If I see one more shapeless, frilly, cold-shouldered creation I’m going to gouge my eyes out. Oh look, a shapeless top. Oh look, another shapeless top. This time a shapeless dress. Now they have the same shapeless dress…