Thursday, October 6, 2022

Seamwork Aims in Tencel Twill

This pattern set off a series of unusual sewing projects for me: all the gathers! so many gathers! too many gathers?!


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Corduroy Shoalhaven Shacket

I've had the Muna and Broad Shoalhaven Shacket traced in my size and ready to cut out for months... almost a year, in fact, since I traced it while we were still living in our old apartment. 

Moving and home repairs, etc., kept me from it last winter, and then it was warmer weather and my mind was on summer sewing. 

Monday, August 29, 2022

Grass Green Wexford Dress

 Continuing with the cooler weather projects here...

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Autumn Plaid Flannel Tarawi Shirt

This shirtmaking project is very much autumn inspired... the colors, the style, the plaid, the flannel. 

 It's still hot and humid out, but winter is coming and I'm onto the next season (although I reserve the right to randomly pop up with one more summer dress or boxy top; that's how my creative process works). 


Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Ice Dyed Double Gauze Quince

Every year for the past few years I go on a fabric dyeing bender and dye a bunch of yardage. These past few years it's been ice dyeing. I've really been honing my technique!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

From Sketch to Reality: Fiona Top

I asked my niece, who's turning 11, what she wanted for her birthday, and she sweet-talked me into bringing a garment idea of hers into reality... "Auntie Meg, you're so good at sewing..."


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Citrus Linen Harper Tunic


Last fall, when I heard that a garment fabric shop, Stash, was opening up locally, I immediately went ahead and made a purchase to support the shop, even though I was trying to reduce my fabric consumption (sort of very loosely participating in Jacinta's Whole 30 Fabric Challenge- mostly just trying to sew more than I bring in). 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Jackson Tee Four Ways


It's feeling spring-y here in Vermont, finally, so I'm thinking about summer sewing. And summer sewing means t-shirts...

Monday, April 18, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022

Paisley Cashmerette Vernon Shirt

Last week I said to myself, "Meg, you need a new white buttonup shirt. A classic, simple, white buttonup. The one you made a few years back is a little snug and a little stained."

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Charlotte Emma Clove Vests

I love it when I am yearning to make a particular item and a pattern designer releases a pattern for exactly what I had in mind!


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Magenta Cowl Neck Tobin Sweater

Sweatah weathah is basically 8 months per year in Vermont, but we are currently deep in full body sweater every time you open your door, and even when the door is shut season.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022