Wardrobe Builder: The T-Shirt

I am not afraid to profess my undying love of T-shirts. I wear them to work, to the gym, and to bed. As a teenage metalhead, I lived in a Metallica’s Jump into the Fire…

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Simplicity 1197: I Made a Coat!

  What better way to start the year than with a sewing challenge? After recovering from the sewing hangover from Halloween, I was ready to try something new. I had two options: a coat or…

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Fifteen Sewing Tools I Cannot Live Without

Every year during summer, I spend 4-6 weeks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am a high school librarian, so I have the time, and my family lives in Rio, so I have a reason.…

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Wardrobe Builder: The Skirt

Skirts: A Love Affair The first garment I have ever sewn was a skirt. It was made out of a hideous fabric, in the wrong size, and without any finished seams. It was a disaster.…

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Adulting: The Morris Blazer

Blazers: Not Just an 80s Power Lady Thing The word “blazer” conjures visions of powerful women marching down a busy street in the financial center of some big city in a rich country. They look…

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