Category Archives: Sewing

Nan’s shirt

This is the shirt I made for Savannah. I started with this pattern and ended up with something totally different. I hand-dyed the fabric for the pocket and sleeve tabs so I could get them the perfect shade of minty … Continue reading

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a shirt for Bonnie

This is the present I made my youngest sister. I got really obsessed with the idea of making a color-block button-down shirt, and also with the idea of repurposing thrifted mens’ shirts to do so. I used this pattern and … Continue reading

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gifts for girls

My sisters are pretty easy to make gifts for– I usually just create something I’d like for myself. I put my burgeoning dye skills to the test when making this shirt, and while I like the result, I definitely need … Continue reading

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presents for boys

Sorry for the blog silence, everybody. I’ve been laboring away on christmas presents, because in less than a month, I will finally be back in my home state of Texas! Words can’t express how excited I am to see my … Continue reading

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old news

Quite a while ago, I made a shirt. It’s an over-sized t-shirt in a cotton knit, and it’s based off of this pattern (with a few adjustments). I patterned the fabric using a freezer paper stencil, which is a great … Continue reading

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adventures in weaving, part two

This time around, I wanted to weave something more people could enjoy. So, I loaded the loom with an extra-long warp of soft cotton, and after weaving it all, I cut it into pieces and hemmed each by hand. And … Continue reading

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trying to be professional

So, I got the job! I also got an email describing the professional dress code I am expected to uphold, and a brief survey of my closet revealed that I own little to no “professional” clothing. So it looks like … Continue reading

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this post is about shorts

creatures of comfort silk shorts- $215 j crew drapey shorts- now on sale for $35.99 urban outfitters pleated shorts- on sale for $29.99 handmade grey silk shorts- about $8 I actually started these shorts a little while ago, but my … Continue reading

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pattern-making, part 1

Because I don’t have hundreds of dollars to drop on a real mociun dress, I decided (that despite my pretty limited sewing experience) I would try to make my own. This was the first time I’ve ever made my own … Continue reading

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