Solstice Gods

So muchhappens after harvest: the moonperforming novelty: slaughter,snow. One hour the sameas the next, I held my handsor held the snow."The World," Jennifer Chang How much can come, how much can goWhen the December moon is bright,What worlds of play we'll never knowSleeping away the cold white nightAfter a fall of snow."December Moon," May Sarton... Continue Reading →

A Hand-loomed Wilder

Note: I received the fabric for this make as a gift from Loom & Stars without expectation of a review or post. When Friday Pattern Company released the Wilder Gown pattern, it was an instant queue-jumper for me. The romantic, drapey silhouette and gathered neckline are right up my alley! When Loom & Stars reached... Continue Reading →

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 →

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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