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Pattern Giveaway! Cashmerette’s Turner Dress

Greetings, fellow sewing enthusiasts! Tomorrow is supposed to be yet another 6-8 inches of snow here in the Boston area. Sigh. Then typical of a Boston winter, the temperature will rise to about 50° F this weekend. We get winter weather whiplash around here, so we are used to it. The good news about snow […]

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Tip for Working with Tricky Knit Fabrics, and Simplicity 8265 Skirt

Hey there! Did I tell you I can’t drive? Double vision will do that. It is slowly getting better and I expect I’ll be back on the Boston roads terrorizing other drivers soon enough. But for now that leaves me in the house most days, which means I have time on my hands and no […]

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Battle of the Seams – Sleeve Edition!

(In my best WWF announcer voice) That’s rrrrright, ladies and gentlemen! Tonight’s matchup is a battle for dominance of the sleeve seam! Will champion ready-to-wear method Flat Set come out on top, or will challenger In The Round win the big one? Staaaaay tuned and find out! And now a message from our sponsor – […]

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Pattern Review: Simplicity 8265 Duster

Pattern Description: From the website, “Misses’ and Miss Petite long sleeve tunic, pull-on skirt and pants sized for stretch knits only, and an unlined coat or vest with side slits suitable for ponte or woven fabrics such as boucle, Jacquards, tweed, wool types or stretch woven” To add a little descriptive info, this is a […]

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One Thing Leads to Another

Snow Day! In case you haven’t heard, and I don’t think anyone in the US or Western Europe hasn’t heard, much of the East Coast of the US has been blanketed with stormy weather. Here in New England we have borne the brunt of the storm’s fury. I’m sure my Southern friends would disagree, but […]

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2017 Year in Review

To quote Dickens, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” Ya got that right, Chuck. As I bid a (semi-)fond farewell to 2017, I realize that this has been a year of wild swings for me. I don’t usually do year end posts, and I rarely talk about year-end stuff […]

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Back In the Saddle – er – Sewing Room! Another Ann Tee

Thank you to everyone for the lovely well-wishes and kind thoughts on my recovery. I kid you not when I say that dealing with cancer was much easier than dealing with Miller-Fisher variant of Guillane-Barré. This has been a… journey. But as with every journey, small steps combine to make big strides. Or something like […]

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Welcome to My New Craftsy Class, Sewing Knits Without A Serger

Happy December, peeps! I am slowly but surely recovering. Thank you all for your kind words, well wishes and prayers. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate them, and you! You may have heard, I have a brand new class on Craftsy! I am so excited about this! You all know that I love […]

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Neuro Parlor Games

Or, how I spent my Thanksgiving Vacation. Hey peeps! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving! Did you miss me? I’ve missed you. As you might guess, this has not been my favorite Thanksgiving holiday. I spent a week in the hospital after spending two weeks at home feeling extremely sick, and not knowing why. […]

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Yes, I Went to Paris to See Dior

Wow, I say. Just wow. I spet a whirlwind 3 days in Paris, to attend the “Christian Dior: Couturier of Dreams” exhibition at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs. It. Was. SPECTACTULAR I can’t even describe how filled my heart is from attending it. It was the tonic I needed. The Elves said, “Go!” My husband […]