A Scrappy A-Frame

I've long admired the patterns made by Blueprints for Sewing, a small pattern company creating garments inspired by architectural forms. The Geodesic Pullover has been a quiet staple in the Instagram sewing world, for instance, and I've always loved the practical, kind-of-queer styling of the A-Frame Skirt. So I was really excited to hear that... Continue Reading →

Denim Reed

Note: I received this pattern and a payment as part of Grainline's #SewVisible project. Blogging was not required. All opinions are my own. During the big size-inclusive conversation sparked at the beginning of this year, a number of companies announced plans (sometimes plans already in the works) to expand size ranges, often through the development... Continue Reading →

A Plummy Tacara

The Seamwork Tacara seems a very changeable pattern: I swear it looks completely different on everyone who makes it. No doubt this is, in part, due to what each person actually desires of it; a number of folks have commented that it runs quite large, while that oversized quality seems to be the point to... Continue Reading →

A floral Holyoke

The Cashmerette Holyoke dress and skirt had me smitten from first view. A floaty, dramatic maxi dress with buttons, elegant but bra-covering straps, with Cashmerette's amazing princess seams? A skirt version that's a decent dupe for another skirt I wish I could make (but doesn't come in my size)? SOLD. I was doubly excited when... Continue Reading →

Convalescence Gown

CW: this post will discuss surgery, menstrual pain, and dysphoria On February 6th, I had a total hysterectomy and bilateral salpingectomy. Through three incisions in my belly, my surgeon cut away my uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes, removing them and leaving my ovaries. Surgery was the culmination of nearly a year of heath care decisions... Continue Reading →

Fuck Flattering

Conversations around the word "flattering" have been going on in multiple online sewing spaces I'm a part of right now. I've been in this conversation a dozen times before, at least; it generally always goes in the same circles. Many folks are attached to the word as a concept for signaling that something "works for"... Continue Reading →

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