Free For a Week: V-Neck Top!

Oh my yes.   For one week and one week only, I’m making my long sleeved V-neck sewing pattern free to anyone who happens upon this page! The pattern is available in two… Continue reading

Styling Pics

Karen from Freedom Clothing Collective did some nice styling work on the shirt dresses I sent their way last week: I love the scandalously deep V, as well as the rolled up sleeves.… Continue reading

This Shirt: A Poem

This shirt. Is going to Toronto. But by the time this post is published, Will already be in Toronto. (I didn’t say it was a good poem) Button down shirts for women and… Continue reading

Free For A Week: Deer Head Sewing Pattern (Has Ended)

**This Free For a Week has ended. Thanks to everyone who took an interest in my work, and stay tuned for the next Free For a Week! Consider this an experiment. Instead of… Continue reading

Invitation to The Makers of Durham Region

On Thursday June 11, from 7:30-9pm, The Labour District will be hosting the first meetup of Make and Style Durham. Organized by Sarah Peel, a personal stylist and eco-friendly beauty coach who offers… Continue reading

The Blouse of Learning

There is a lesson in this shirt. Blouse patterns have gaping armholes, and cannot be made into a sleeveless style simply by omitting the sleeves and adding binding. One must draft an entirely… Continue reading

The Labour District Diaries: One Year In

Wow. It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since we opened The Labour District. So much work. So many lessons. It is hella hard starting a new business, and I… Continue reading

These Dresses

Love! Made from cotton, these dudes are cool, comfy, and so damn pretty.

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