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Sep 17, 2018

Return to Color Blocking


Readers, how do you feel about color-blocked shirts?

Sep 9, 2018

Cathy Models the 1959 McCall's Luis Estevez Dress!


I know many of you never thought you'd see the day when my cousin Cathy Lane returned to modeling.

Aug 28, 2018

Adventures of My Bernina, Part 2: The Dramatic Conclusion!


My Bernina 930 is back home again, readers!

Aug 24, 2018

Aug 17, 2018

The Adventures of My Bernina, Part 1


Readers, I have owned my Eighties-era Bernina 930 for more than five years now and have never had it serviced.

Aug 12, 2018

MPB DAY 2018 -- Wet, Wild, and Wonderful!


Friends, I won't lie: when I saw that the forecast for yesterday's MPB Day festivities called for scattered thundershowers, I was worried.

Aug 10, 2018

MPB DAY PREP + Could it rain on MPB Day?


Friends, my staff has been working round the clock and I'm happy to say that on MPB Day tomorrow I am going to look my glamorous best. 

Aug 8, 2018

Drafting a Men's Shirt Pattern From Scratch


Readers, it is time I drafted a shirt for myself entirely from scratch.

Aug 4, 2018

Listen to My (Free) THREADS Podcast!


I think you already know that I currently contribute online content to Threads Magazine as their first "Digital Ambassador."

Aug 2, 2018

The Finished Double Gauze Shirt!


My shirt is done! (and I think I know what I'll be wearing on MPB Day)

Jul 31, 2018

Sewing With Double Gauze


Gauze.

It's beautiful.  It's lightweight.  But it can be a PITA to work with.

Jul 25, 2018

Cathy's Comeback Dress?


Big news, readers!

My identical cousin Cathy, who hasn't been seen on this blog since 2014, is planning her return, tentatively scheduled for mid-August.

Jul 22, 2018

INSIDE OUT? My New Reverse-print Hawaiian-style Shirt!


Friends, I'd had roughly three yards of a super-saturated Alexander Henry hibiscus print (quilting cotton) in my stash for a while now.

Jul 19, 2018

Ladies African Wax Print Tailored Jacket!


This week I finished a client project I'd been working on for the last couple of months: a lined, notch-collar tailored jacket made from an African wax print from AKN Fabrics and Textiles, a store just south of the Garment District that specializes in them.

Jul 11, 2018

Michael Models His Octopus-print Shirt


Friends, Michael's octopus-print shirt is finished!
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