sneak peek: 2 yards 10 gifts!

11 November 2013 coming soon

Later this month, I’ll be releasing an e-book of sewing patterns called 2 Yards 10 Gifts. It is exactly what it says on the tin! Ten gifts that you can make, using only two yards of fabric (yes, you can make all ten with just 2 yards)! Next weekend, I’ll be hosting a special workshop […]

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tired turtleneck transformed

30 October 2013 refashion

Too much alliteration? Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anywho, check out my latest refashion: Many years ago, I went through an inexplicable turtleneck-loving stage, which ended suddenly and with even less explanation.  These days I can’t stand wearing turtlenecks, but I hate being cold even more. The obvious solution is to turn those turtlenecks into something […]

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wear it this weekend: a holiday sweater you’ll actually wear

5 December 2012 refashion

I’m going to my first holiday party of the season this weekend. (Incidentally, it’s my 8th anniversary party. Click here to see the Facebook invite and RSVP!) Obviously I want to wear something sparkly, but going to the mall depresses me…time for a refashion! I started with a plain black cardigan. Another refugee from my […]

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small business saturday sale!

23 November 2012 events

Happy Small Business Saturday, friends! I’m having a sale! If you ever wanted handcrafted goodness that is colorful and stylish and unlike what you’ll find at any big box store, now’s your chance to get it for a steal. Use the code SOLUTION at checkout to get 30% off everything that I make! That’s all […]

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wear it this weekend: nautical cardi refashion

11 September 2012 refashion

Although September is well under way, around here it’s still a little warm for long sleeves and jackets. It’s the perfect weather for layers, like a nice lightweight cardigan. You can make this cute nautical style cardigan from a t-shirt, and wear it this weekend! This tutorial is very easily adapted to different weight shirts […]

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sewing olympics 2012: start training now!

12 July 2012 sewing

It’s that time again! During the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, I challenged myself with my own personal sewing olympics, and I want to do the same during the London games this year. My goal: a trench coat. Specifically, McCall’s 5525. Check it out: The last few Burberry runway shows have made me obsessed with having […]

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how to wear green, part 3: with gray

13 June 2012 fashion

Don’t ever let anybody tell you that bright and bold colors cannot also be chic and sophisticated! As with any image you try to project, it’s all in the cut and quality of your clothes, as well as the styling of your outfit. Let’s see what happens when a bright green is paired with gray… […]

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how to wear green, part 2: with orange

24 May 2012 fashion

Just because I’m all about green now, doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten my love for orange! We need not go down the path of a St. Patrick’s Day refugee, here. This series is all about looking at colors in a new way (part 1 was about how to wear green with navy)! Think of green and orange […]

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wear it this weekend: the easiest t-shirt skirt in the world

23 May 2012 refashion

So, it’s Wednesday. Whether you’re going to the beach for Memorial Day weekend, or planning on settling in for a staycation, you’re going to need something cute to wear. Something fun and summery, yes? When it’s too hot for jeans, a loose fitting summer skirt is your best friend. I’m going to show you a […]

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the official start of summer

22 May 2012 fashion

I read on Twitter the other day, that despite conventional wisdom, the official start of summer is not Memorial Day weekend, but rather the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta resort collection. Lucky for us all, that was yesterday. Predictably, everything was gorgeous. Thrillingly for me, there was a ton of gorgeous green. Here […]

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