Catra, The Ultimate Cat Lady

  I grew up without Halloween. Brazilians have their share of wearing costumes (Carnaval) and passing out candy (Saint Cosme and Saint Damião Celebration), but it was only in the past two decades that Halloween…

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Space Pants and Star Pants: An Intergalactic Workout Leggings Duo

I like to think of myself as an active person. When I was younger, I had the time and disposition to hit the gym Monday through Friday. Making exercising a priority became more difficult as…

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Three Little Dresses

A few months ago, I purchased two cuts of Cotton+Steel jersey fabric at Michael Levine. They were not cheap; when I placed the bolts on the cutting table, the store clerk read me the price…

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Seamwork Kaye Pattern, Or How to Show Your Thick Thighs Some Love During Summer

I have been blessed with strong, thick legs. I get them from my mom. Even though I have been plagued at different times and in different ways about body issues and my weight, I have…

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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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