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Six Free Patterns to Build and Grow Your Spring Goth Wardrobe

It seems funny to be talking about Spring when Los Angeles has been pounded by rain for weeks now, but the official beginning of the season is less than a week away. It has been…

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Is It Spring Yet? The Sojourner Dress

I first heard of the DIBY Club (Do It Better Yourself) under unfortunate circumstances. The site had been hacked, and the owner decided to shut down the store. Because I had downloaded the (FREE!) Anything…

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Sewing Books: Five Favorites + Five New

When I am not spreading the gospel of sewing and make it goth/alt, I work as a librarian. I spend my days helping high school students discover the wonders, power, and joy of literature. The…

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Three Ways to Measure Yourself More Accurately

An important part of sewing has little to do with sewing itself. In order to get the best possible fit, you will need to take your measurements. If you live with someone with whom you…

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How to Sew A Sweater Cape

I don’t get to sew a lot of cold-weather garments. First, because I am lucky to live in a place where winters are mild (if compared to, let’s say, the East Coast of the US);…

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