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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!

Oct 6, 2019

My First-Ever BAG!

Ten years of sewing and I've never made a bag?

Sep 5, 2019

Crinkle Cotton Thai Fisherman Pants + Vacation Outfits!

Readers, I'm back from a week's vacation in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and looking forward to getting back to my sewing machines: September is National Sewing Month, after all!

Aug 13, 2019

Peter & Michael's Singer Featherweight Shirt Photo Shoot!

Readers, just two weeks ago I stumbled on two very wonderful Robert Kaufman Singer Featherweight quilting cottons.

Aug 11, 2019

MPB DAY 2019 -- "The Family That Sews Together, Grows Together!"

Friends, yesterday's MPB Day set new records: the biggest crowd, the best weather, the largest pattern swap, and the cutest guys!

Aug 6, 2019

My Bluprint Class, "Sew the Camp Shirt," is LIVE!

Friends, I'm excited to announce that my Bluprint class, "Sew the Camp Shirt," is ready for viewing!

Aug 1, 2019

Stars and Stripes Jacket with Gripper Snap Closures

Readers, you may recall that two years ago I made a pair of groovy red, white, and blue pants from some vintage stars and stripes cotton canvas I'd found at the flea market.  (More about those here.)

Jul 28, 2019

Cathy Models the 1970 Vogue Dress!

Readers, my cousin Cathy is back!

Jul 25, 2019

Sewing a Summer Dress for Cousin Cathy!

As most of you know by now, my cousin Cathy gets annoyed with me if I don't make her at least one new outfit every season.

Jul 11, 2019

Definitely Not a Pajama Top!

For his birthday last May, I told my brother I'd like to make him a shirt.

Jul 4, 2019

Ten Years of Sewing! (and a Fun Surprise)

Friends, I can hardly believe it, but as of this summer, I've been sewing exactly ten years.

Jun 12, 2019


Friends, the next MPB Day is only eight weeks away -- have you made your outfit yet?

Jun 11, 2019

Sewing the "Italian Collar" Vintage Shirt Pattern!

Readers, I don't really know why this style shirt collar was often referred to as "Italian" during its years of popularity in the late 1950's and early 1960's.

Jun 2, 2019

Men's Pajamas with Corded Piping

Readers, some of you may recognize this vintage 1930's Advance men's pajama pattern.

May 25, 2019

Three Fabrics, One Shirt!

Readers, my pattern-mixed shirt is finished!
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