Peacock Laurel

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This batik print came from the Fabric Stash Party we held in February, which was wildly successful. One woman had some really gorgeous material from her travels, and she picked this up Bali. I had to have it.

Reverse Shibori Moneta

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I bleached my dress, on purpose. A friend, who got married in a very small ceremony after college, invited me to a “celebration of marriage” dinner at Siam Cafe (which is so delicious, and the first time I’ve ever eaten jellyfish). After the dinner I had to meet my parents at the Phantasy in Lakewood […]

Sewaholic Hollyburn Skirt

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I admittedly had a hard time with this skirt. I was really dragging my feet when it came to working on it, and struggled to find motivation to finish it. Not that it was a difficult make; I just made it in such a summery material that, at this time of year, I have a […]

Colette Albion Coats

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Finally! Here are the Colette Albion Coats I’ve been working on for months! One for my boyfriend and one for me. Previous winters, Josh was wearing a raincoat over a sweatshirt, and I was layering a fleece over a sweatshirt, so I figured it was time for new winter coats. These were taken at the […]

Flannel Fiasco

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This shirt gave me so much grief. No, I shouldn’t blame the shirt; it was totally my fault. This is Burda 7136. It is so hard to find a good button-down shirt pattern, both for women and men! I’m eager to try out the Sewaholic Granville shirt, but we don’t have it in yet.

Named Wenona Shirtdress

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The first time I wore this dress was to a donut-making class. I think that was maybe in late September? Here I am with a maple stick: The class was at Sur La Table, a wonderful gift from my boyfriend’s dad. We made four kinds of donuts. It was so sweet. We had a pretty […]

Wintery Wool Colette Zinnia

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I started this wool skirt a month ago in anticipation of the impending “winter wonderland,” then set it aside for some last-minute gifty stuff. At the end of December I traveled to Charleston with my family and the dog to visit my sister. It was so wonderful — basking in the warm sun, drinking good […]

An Inspired Advent: Day 22

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The last #handmadeholiday item on my sewing table every year are matching Christmas jammies for my kids. Many years I’ve been up at 5 or 6 on Christmas Eve morning cutting and stitching. But it’s so worth it. It’s the big secret what the pjs will look like until Christmas Eve. We eat dinner, open […]

An Inspired Advent: Day 19

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As the days draw nearer to Christmas, the idea of making gifts seems more overwhelming. But it’s not too late! I love the process of making things, often much more than buying. Being known for my penchant for making things, I’m usually asked to make gifts. Someone, and I won’t say who, asked me to […]

An Inspired Advent: Day 17

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Embroidered linen napkins are stunning, easy to make, fabulous to keep, generous to give and can be used all winter! These beautiful napkins are destined to become family heirlooms for sure. (Especially when paired with our double-faced satin riboon!)   Using our scarlet red linen from Merchant & Mills, cut squares 22″ in size.   […]

An Inspired Advent: Day 11

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This is the time of year when lights and garland are draped over mantles and railings, ornaments are hung on trees, decorations placed wherever room is found, cookies and breads are constantly baking, gifts are bought and wrapped, houses are cleaned top to bottom… That’s a lot to do! The holidays always seem incredibly stressful; […]