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Make Your Own: Sewing Space

When I first started sewing, the dining room table was my cutting table. It was also where I would place my board when it was time to iron. It was also where my sewing machine…

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A Touch of Vintage: McCalls 7381

I am on a mission to grow my wardrobe with dresses that I can wear at work. I am lucky that there is no official dress code where I work—a public school in Los Angeles.…

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The Moon and the Stars: Goth Willow Dress

Finding a pattern specifically designed for the goth aesthetic is no easy feat. Yes, you can always pick a mainstream pattern and sew it with black fabric or a spooky Halloween print. You can adapt…

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Sewing 101: How to Gather Fabric

Spring is in full bloom, and summer will soon be here. With temperatures on the rise and lots of opportunities to frolic outdoors, dresses become the go-to garment to feel and look great. If you…

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Going to a Concert: Seamwork Iris Shorts

What do you wear for a goth festival? I’ve had tickets for the Cruel World Festival for more than two years. It was initially scheduled for May 2020, but then Covid happened. It was rescheduled…

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