Done and Done: Another Kate Spade bow sweater

Writing my Best and Worst of 2016 post, I realized that I hadn’t made anything last year that I loved quite as much as my Kate Spade bow sweater. Looking wistfully at the closet full of clothes I can’t wear, I realized this top was among the ones I missed the most. I promptly marched…

Mindful sewing: Knowing when to quit

One of my goals over the past year is to use patterns multiple times for several reasons: you save time as your muslin is already done, you get to be creative with small alterations to the pattern each time, and it allows you to perfect your technique. This summer, I tried a PDF pattern for…

Done and Done: Another ruffle blouse

Best and Worst of 2016  and learned the tragic fate of the beautiful black and yellow floral print ruffle blouse. Determined not to be bested by a pattern, I decided to make it again, with some modifications to accommodate my growing baby bump. I basically added extra girth around the waist and extra length in the…