2018: A Sewing Review

For someone who lives so much in her head, I do not have the habit to reflect officially. I do not keep a journal; I have tried a million times, but it is not something…

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Fear Is a Terrible Thing…

  I have spent hours obsessing over a hem that is not exactly straight or waistband sides that do not match. I have ripped finished garments to shreds because of some flaw only I could…

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A Sewing Corner of My Own

For most of my sewing life, my studio was my dining table. We eat at the coffee table while watching TV (I know, I know, we are grown-ups, but what can I say?), so we…

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Origin Story, or How Sewing Makes Me Feel Good About Myself

I have struggled with body image issues for as long as I can remember. I have tried every single diet out there. I have undereaten and overexercised. While some women become voluptuous when they gain some…

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