Wiksten Jackets Galore

The Wiksten jacket/haori has been a darling of the indie world for years, with thousands in the Instagram hashtag. While I liked the look of it, I stayed away from the pattern because of its very limited size range. I'm a good 6-8 inches above the largest size. Other versions, such as the Seamwork Quince,... Continue Reading →

A Bevy of Zadies

The Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit has been sweeping the online sewing community, and with good reason: it comes in a decent size range of UK6-28, it's easy to put together and adjust sizing, and the wrap style works comfortably for many body types. The minute I saw it, I settled on it for my graduation... 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 →

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