18 Sewing Patterns for Beginners

18 Sewing Patterns for Beginners

When I started sewing – like, for real, on my own sewing machine in my own house without my mom standing beside me* – I made the same shapeless dress over and over again. With sleeves. Without sleeves. Always belted. It was loose enough that it didn't even need a...

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My Favourite Outfit : Amber

My Favourite Outfit : Amber

In this series, I ask the contributor to share an image of their favourite outfit – maybe a pair of pants they wore every day, maybe a special party dress – and write about where they were in their life and why this outfit has such significance. Today we welcome...

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Q+A with Alina Sewing & Design Co.

Q+A with Alina Sewing & Design Co.

Earlier this week I shared the work I did with Alina Sewing & Design Co. designing and illustrating her sewing pattern instructions. Well, I wanted to give Alina a chance to speak for herself and share what she's learned during this year of working towards her...

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Work : Chi-Town Chinos Sewing Pattern Instructions

Work : Chi-Town Chinos Sewing Pattern Instructions

Today I'm introducing some recent work that I am SO proud of and excited about: I designed the pattern instructions and did the illustrations for a sewing pattern! I've been working with Alina of Alina Sewing & Design Co. since last fall (we started with her...

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Slow Fashion Guide to Swimwear

Slow Fashion Guide to Swimwear

Have you jumped into summer and remembered – oh crap – your swimsuit(s) are not going to make it through another summer? Ta DAAAAH! I have got you covered! On another note, I just got back from a trip to Vancouver where I visited Spool of Thread, a gorgeous fabric...

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My Favourite Outfit : Alesha

    In this series, I ask the contributor to share an image of their favourite outfit – maybe a pair of pants they wore every day, maybe a special party dress – and write about where they were in their life and why this outfit has such significance. Today we...

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Epic Design Projects

  Oh hi! I haven't shared my graphic design work in this space for awhile, so here are a few projects I've wrapped up in the last month or so.   (Remember I'm a graphic designer? 'Tis true. What's more, you can even hire me! I know, I know. This is too much...

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Q+A with Annie & Dot

Q+A with Annie & Dot

It is ridiculously fun to meet other sewists and gush over indie patterns and lush fabrics. Enter Karyn: one half of Annie & Dot, occasional geologist, and mama to a little girl whom she refers to as "the kid." Annie & Dot is an ever-expanding slow fashion...

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Marie Hell and the Breezy Summer Dress

Marie Hell and the Breezy Summer Dress

This is going to be my dress of the summer. My I'm just working at home, but it's 35ºC out and I don't have air conditioning dress. My sangria in the backyard dress. Shortly after I shared my Slow Fashion Guide to Day Dresses, one of my recommended companies Marie...

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