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Yuki Dress The Third

I took this photo the morning after the Manchester bombing. The sun was out, and within earshot a church choir was rehearsing. It was hard not to get tearful. My thoughts go out to everyone affected. Now is the time for us … Continue reading

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the one where we could meet up. :)

“In Tall Cotton,: Expressions of My Self” is a show featuring some of my quilts.  They will be on display over the Memorial Day Weekend at Lauren Kindle Studio: 7 N. Bank Street, Easton PA.  Opening reception will be Friday May 26, 6-8 pm, in conjunction with “Easton Fourth Friday.”  The Studio-Gallery will be open […]

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It’s still a thing

A few weeks ago, it was PWA‘s 30th anniversary. This is charity I hold near and dear to my heart, as you’ve probably gathered.  I sit on the steering committee, and I’ve ridden my bike from Toronto to Montreal several … Continue reading

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It’s still a thing

A few weeks ago, it was PWA‘s 30th anniversary. This is charity I hold near and dear to my heart, as you’ve probably gathered.  I sit on the steering committee, and I’ve ridden my bike from Toronto to Montreal several … Continue reading

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Finished: Skógafjall Sweater!

Oh boy, this one was a queue-hopper! This pattern was released for Tolt Yarn and Wool‘s annual Icelandic Wool Month, and the second I saw it, I knew it would be next on my needles! I was busy finishing up my Bronwyn sweater during the month of March, so I was too late too join […]

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Leaves!

By Denise Holguin This is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017. Lesson Highlights: Copy, paste and rotate designs in embroidery software to suit your needs. Design:  Leaves & Branches Garland Frame Company:  Stitchtopia / http://www.stitchtopia.com I like to let the creative process unfold.  Initially, when I purchased this […] Read more…

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Miriam Cardigan, Quince & Co

If you want a summer cardigan to throw over outfits, meet the Miriam cardigan from Quince & Co, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge. A neutral colour can be your best friend. I learnt that last summer when I bought a white cotton … Continue reading

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Mummy’s Little Sweatshop

The paper and silk jacket continues to trudge along, though I’m feeling better and as my energy and will to go on returns, I’m trying to get a bunch of stuff done. I cleaned up around here,  zipped out to … Continue reading

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Turns out those two words are a thing

The quickest trip to my computer today (actually, if I tell the truth I wrote most of this on my phone and then texted it to myself) as I’ve been felled by that most ignoble of all ailments, the dastardly … Continue reading

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Help Me Understand Cosplay

I’m wearing a Hollyburn skirt. My companion is wearing…? The first time I became aware of Cosplay was in 2014. I attended London Comi Con through my day job and stumbled upon … a whole other world of outfits. Outrageous outfits. … Continue reading

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Closet Case Kalle Shirt

This is the first garment in several months that I’ve finished just for myself – not for a class, not sewing for anyone else. I liked the design of the Closet Case Kalle Shirt as soon as I saw it… Continue Reading

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The Humility Of Making

This summer, I’m determined to wrestle my garden into order. This means getting down on my hands and knees, shoving my hands deep into the dirt and stretching so far that my muscles ache. I feel embarrassed. My body groans. … Continue reading

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Me Made May | Archer Roundup

We are in the midst of Me Made May. A sewing challenge created by Zoe Edwards in 2010. Participants pledge to wear a handmade item everyday during the month of May. It’s so great to see what everyone is making … Continue reading

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Knit Faster

Our little man Elliot is bigger by the moment.  I see him every few days, and every time I pick up his little body it has a greater heft. He’s gaining so well, absolutely thriving on his mother’s milk.  I … Continue reading

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New York Beauties and Flying Geese

I love foundation paper-piecing, and so when I saw that Carl Hentsch of 3 Dog Design was coming out with a new book called ‘New York Beauties and Flying Geese’, I knew I’d be making a quilt from the book. I had a hard time choosing which quilt that I wanted to make, they all […]

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Surprise!

That’s what a friend said when I texted them this picture: It’s a sweet little BSJ, knit out of my handspun, seen here doing the manta ray impression this sweater always does, right before it’s folded like origami, and presto-chango, … Continue reading

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Pattern launch: Nova!

Yesterday I released a new pattern: the Nova dress and blouse. Well, ‘new’… The design actually dates back to when I was a beginning seamstress, six years ago. Over the past years, I blogged a number of different versions (starting with this one, I think), and a few months ago, I finally got started on […]

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More REAL TINY DIY: Make a Pallet Sofa

My good friends at eHow are at it again. Creating these amazing REAL TINY DIY videos for your viewing pleasure. 🙂 And this time they’ve created a REAL TINY Pallet Sofa complete with a tiny circular saw and drill that actually … Continue reading

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Sequin Grainline Lark Tee

In case you haven’t noticed, I haven’t been sewing much lately. I’ve had a few sewing setbacks with a couple patterns I’ve tried and I just haven’t been feeling that inspired. But I have made a few things, like this… Continue Reading

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5 Reasons To Sew A Shirt Dress

1. Bite-Size Tasks The construction of a shirt dress can be broken down into digestible chunks of work for tired brains at the end of the day – pockets, cuffs, plackets, waist ties, collars, button holes… If you want a 15-minute … Continue reading

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Something had to give

This morning I got up and went downstairs to make the coffee, and I stood there looking around at the complete chaos, and decided that today is the day I am getting it together. Now, this isn’t an unfamiliar thing … Continue reading

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I Should Know Better!

Often, I have very large and complex projects to design, digitize, test, photograph and write the instructions.  These tasks are intense, highly-technical and deadline-oriented. Now don’t get me wrong, I love what I do and I’ve been doing it for a long time, a realllllly llllllong time. So I know what I’m doing. And I […] Read more…

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it’s a struggle. and it should be a struggle.

Two things this week got me to thinking about needing to reach out, friends. One is of a persistent kind that previously inspired some stitchery but petered out once I realized it’s hopeless–that is, there will always be unkind people (some may go so far as to call them “bullies”) in the world who seek […]

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Sudoku vs. 4×4: choosing a capsule type

I decided this spring to try a mini-capsule wardrobe. Then I went looking for some advice on how to get started. AND. I. ALMOST. DROWNED. IN. INFORMATION. This post attempts to cull down the vast ocean of options and focus instead on two well-loved capsule options that fall into the “larger side of mini” or…

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Mr Excitement

It would seem that Elliot has taken to modelling knitwear as a duck takes to water. He’s absolutely a natural. He remains sweet tempered and easygoing, thus making him more like his father than any McPhee alive.  He’s seen here … Continue reading

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Gently getting into WIPs

I have just a few WIPs, one of which is the Quilt Workout applique special, but I’m not sure if I’m quite ready for that size project yet. For the time being, I decided to work on the Blanche barrel bags (larger size) by Swoon Patterns that I cut out for Christmas fairs and didn’t […]

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M6885 – Flower Girl

I’ve never considered myself to be much of a flower girl, but on a recent sewing blogger meet up there were a lot of summery chintz prints on display. The synapses in my brain kept firing. Ooh, pretty! Swoon! Love! Want. … Continue reading

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Scallops and more scallops New Look 6002

Happy long weekend everyone. I’m sharing a dress I posted on Instagram  a while ago but didn’t let you peek at the finished  garment. It’s an old New Look pattern I got from sewingpatterns.com to print at home. It’s an absolute pain in the butt to sort as you need special software and a licence code […]

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