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Anelise Newman
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Crazy Pants
Have you ever had this experience where you look at a piece of fabric, and your first thought is, "Wow that is really hideous." and your second thought is "But also kind of awesome. Where can I fit that in my sewing queue?" This happens to me quite frequent...

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Skirts in Seconds: Square Skirt Pattern Generator!
I've got a special present for everyone today!!! Lately I've been working on a new project: teaching myself some computer coding! Now when I write my blog I can do fun things like use fancy font or give you a magic cursor right here . Whoo!!!! Naturally, as...

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Boston Fashion Week and what to do with your leftover coffee filters
I was pretty excited to learn that I now live within walking distance of a fashion week. One Saturday afternoon some friends and I headed over to the Back Bay area to the big mall in Copley place to see an exhibit put on by the Massachusetts College of Art ...

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Prospects for the future, a new blog tagline, and a cake!
Just over a month ago, I moved 3000 miles across the country to a new city. And got to move in to my dream school. Clearly my selfie angles need work.  It seemed only appropriate to ring in this new period of my life with an appropriately-themed cake. Which...

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Missoni Maxi Madness
This is an example of total fabric inspiration! I would never have pictured myself making this project on my own. Prior to making this dress, this was my mental picture of a maxi dress: Pretty much a tube of fabric (which I don't mind, I love fabric!) excep...

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Romper
Aren't rompers super-cute? I think so. They're also in-style. I know because I went to a school-sponsored event the other day and a bunch of the girls were wearing them...which probably means they're already on the back-end of trendy... (I'm really out of t...

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Pretty Pictures of a Summer Apricot Tart
The other day, my family went to our awesome local grocery store. My dad likes to bring me with him when he goes because I used to play basketball, and buying produce there requires a lot of the same skills as grabbing a rebound. "Boxing out" Just as we wer...

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Emergency Dress!
Today was the most important day of the school year, because it's the one day of the year we get to wear fancy clothes to school!!! Our schoolwide celebration of Founder's Day is the one time we get to ditch our boring uniforms for dresses and suits! (Some ...

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A Quick Post for a Quickie Top: Burda 130c
I took an inventory of my wardrobe recently, with disconcerting results: I have no clothes. Ok, so maybe that's an overstatement. (I do write a sewing blog, after all ;) ) What I should say is that I have I have a lot of eveningwear, a lot of jeans and paja...

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A New Twist on the Turtleneck (and my first Lekala Pattern)
This started off with good intentions, I promise. I wanted my next project to be something easy, simple, wearable. A top that I could actually put on on a daily basis. But all that went down the drain as soon as I remembered about Lekala patterns . I learne...
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