RTW Looks You Can Sew Yourself

The funny thing about being a sewist is that when sponsored ads pop up while I’m scrolling Instagram or other platforms, they catch my interest for reasons the marketers aren’t exactly going for: Rather than jumping to add the item to my cart, I often jump to thinking about sewing patterns that are similar to the design.

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Upcycled Dress for Andy

Today would have been my grandfather’s 84th birthday. While he is so, so, so missed, he lives on in our family in so many ways. I catch myself quite often saying things to Andy that he used to say to my sister and I when we were growing up. The phrases just slip out and suddenly I realize where they came from and my heart swells.

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How to turn a child’s artwork into a real-life toy

Last fall, a colleague commissioned me to turn her son’s drawing into a stuffed animal. I typically do not take on commissioned work (because I barely have time to finish my own selfish sewing projects), but this one sounded too fun to pass up (and I absolutely adore her son)!

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How to host a destash on Instagram

I recently hosted a destash on Instagram. While doing some research in preparation for the destash, I was surprised at how little information was out there despite how popular destashing is these days. That said, I’m hoping this post will be helpful to others! Continue reading “How to host a destash on Instagram”

My 2018 Sewing Goals

I realize we are now 2/3 of the way through the year so I’m just a weeeee bit late setting annual goals, but I have been feeling a real pull to set goals lately. This was sparked by a combination of binge listening to the Love to Sew podcast (specifically the episode on Planningand feeling very scattered (both emotionally as well as physically in regards to the fact that I have many works-in-progress collecting dust). Continue reading “My 2018 Sewing Goals”