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Feb 17, 2020

The VEST of Everything


Readers, until last week I had only ever sewn one men's vest (above), which I created as part of a men's pattern drafting class I took at FIT three years ago.

Feb 9, 2020

Wearable Muslin MADNESS: My Davy Crockett Shirt in Microsuede!


Readers, every once in a while the test version of a new (to me) pattern exceeds my expectations.

Feb 3, 2020

Whatever Happened to the Davy Crockett Shirt?


Friends, do you ever get Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone confused or am I the only one?

Jan 30, 2020

Amazing Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Joins the Family!


Friends, something wonderful happened to me last week: I purchased a vintage sewing machine that has stolen my heart.

Jan 26, 2020

10-Year Blogiversary + 5 Reasons I Still Blog


Friends, last week marked my 10-year blogiversary.

Jan 19, 2020

The 1980's Jacket Project


It's always interesting to me to trace the origins of my sewing projects.

Jan 12, 2020

Mismatched Plaid -- YEA or NAY?


Readers, last week while I was walking my dogs I captured the back of what I thought was a very unusual plaid coat. 

Jan 6, 2020

The Environmental Impact of Home Sewing: Should We Care?


Readers, hardly a day goes by when we're not reminded in the media about the environmental crisis.

Jan 1, 2020

Saying Good-bye to the Chelsea Flea Market


Friends, it's never easy to say good-bye to something or someone you love.

Dec 19, 2019

"A Stylish Guide to Classic Sewing" Book Review


Last week I had the pleasure of having lunch with sewing blogger and published author Sarah Gunn, who was visiting NYC from her home in South Carolina.

Dec 16, 2019

SAVE THE DATE -- MPB Day WINTER FROLIC 2020!


Readers, I know it's still December.

Dec 14, 2019

Oh, Joy: My First Bernina Serger!


Friends, it has happened again!

Nov 28, 2019

A New Shirt for Thanksgiving


Readers, it's always nice to have something new to wear for the holidays, don't you agree?

Oct 31, 2019

OCTOBER SURPRISE: My vintage Bernina 830 Record!


Readers, just when you thought this month was going to be another run-of-mill October, look what recently landed in my life!
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