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 →

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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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