Category Archives: Sewing

Big Four

Now that indie pattern companies are blooming like daisies, we have the contrasting Big Four and I ask myself, why I keep buying expensive indie patterns when I can buy the cheap big four patterns (which admittedly I do).  Well, … Continue reading

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Fabric for Boys

Sewing for boys can be a challenge as the styles and patterns tend to be more limited, but for me the biggest challenge has always been sourcing fabric.    Of course when O picked out his spiderwebs in July it occurred … Continue reading

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Busting Seams

Two days before school A comes to me with the leggings that match the dress she made to show me that she has put a four holes in them where the seams came apart.  And I realize that on the … Continue reading

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Curated Mini-Closet

When I’m not learning to knit, I’m creating miniature wardrobes.  School started up again end of last week here and I enjoyed it by getting a horrific head cold.  Between that and the week before school being chauffeur week for … Continue reading

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Suki Robe to the Rescue

When the tree fell on the family cabin it changed a number of plans for the following months.  There would be no camping trips and no hosting barbeques there.  The canceled 4th of July camping trip was the smallest and … Continue reading

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Kid Made

O’s allowance gets spent primarily on roving and yarn. Sure he buys toys at the thrift store, but those <$2 purchases can’t compare to the quick $10 braid of roving. This is largely because, shopping is ugh! while fiber festivals … Continue reading

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Fraternal Twin Myrtles

Myrtle is easy to like. She’s drapey and flowy and cool with pockets and now she’s longer than ever.  These two were made about a month apart and both are made of rayon challis.  I’m not sure why it never … Continue reading

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