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Month: February, 2014

THREAD CULT IN THREADS MAGAZINE! AND A NEW EPISODE WITH SUSAN KHALJE…

I opened my mailbox this afternoon to a nice surprise. The April/May issue of Threads gives a lovely shout out to Thread Cult. Hello page 82! Actually, I knew the podcast was getting a mention in the magazine, but it was still nice to see it so early (for the shortest month, February sure seems to [...]

CAFTAN, SQUARED

For a while I’ve been a little obsessed with geometry. Specifically, how triangles, squares, and circles translate into  wearable (and pretty!) garments. Simplicity is playing its part. The hobbies in my life have, inevitably, required some streamlining since becoming a mother. And living in a one-bedroom Manhattan apartment certainly limits the area I have to [...]

THE BABIES WHO LUNCH JACKET

Something I’ve noticed since becoming a mother is that I’m generally dressing Baby better than myself. Take this wool kimono jacket I made last fall, when Baby was 3 months, but that she can still fit into at 8 months (albeit, now as a three-quarter length jacket). I’ve needed a nice little black jacket, literally, [...]

THREAD CULT #26 WITH KOLLABORA’S NORA ABOUSTEIT

On an early morning this week, I caught up with Nora Abousteit, the lovely founder and CEO of Kollabora, and one of the founders of BurdaStyle.com. Nora really has a wonderful vision for modernizing the sewing and craft worlds, bringing the best of old-school media into the Internet age. It was great to chat with her [...]

BABY FIREFLY

Although I haven’t posted many makes here over the past year, I have actually been sewing. Tiny things. Baby things. My interview with Liesl Gibson for last week’s Thread Cult inspired me to make an Oliver + S pattern, the Firefly— an adorable, kimono-style jacket with fluttery sleeves. Boy, is it hard taking pictures of this [...]