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Tag: Fruitful Mistakes

THE NEW YORK “PATCH” BLOUSE (AND A PATTERN GIVE AWAY!)

Learning to sew sometimes feels like learning to drive. At first, you’re clunky, terrified of making mistakes, and you often make wrong turns. But as you excel, you stop thinking so much about the process; the sewing machine, like a steering wheel, starts to feel like an extension of your hands, the pedal part of [...]

THE BLACK/WHITE MASHUP

Today’s dress was inspired by the Sew Weekly challenge. For those not familiar, Sew Weekly is basically an online sewing circle, and every week there’s a theme. This week’s inspiration was the black-and-white gown that Audrey Hepburn wears to the Royal Ascot race in My Fair Lady. My dress is probably NOT appropriate for the [...]

NINJA MICE, NOT SO NICE

Watch out. These little dudes may look sweet, but they’re trained in lethal, unorthodox arts of war! I know, just looking at them gives chills. I created them from wool scraps in my ninja laboratory on Friday night. They were originally supposed to be ninja bears, but lacking enough gray wool, they were Frankensteined and generally [...]

MEASURE ONCE, CUT TWICE

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”— Samuel Beckett I’m horribly impatient sometimes, which is why when I get tired I have to stop sewing or I make big mistakes. Mistakes like cutting before measuring twice. Or, in the case of this dress, getting too cavalier with my new serger. [...]