The Sleeve Chronicles

I finished the first wearable long sleeved button down shirt yesterday. Ain’t she a beaut? Aside from a few minor tweaks, I’m sticking with the same bodice and collar that I used for… Continue reading

Tank Top Pattern and Instructions

“Instructions” is a bit of a stretch. This tank top is seriously a cakewalk. Behold Step 1:     And Steps 2-4: If this is too complicated for you, then I can’t really… Continue reading

Free: Skirt Slopers, Multi-Sized

I’ve just started learning how to create sewing patterns using my computer! Today, in fact. And I’m not sure if I’ll evolve enough to be able to make lovely complex patterns that I… 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

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