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 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 →

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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