Better Late than Never

September came and went with grand plans of entering the Pattern Review Mini Wardrobe contest fizzling out after many hours of pattern fitting muslins and resulting in only one knit shirt. October started with slightly less grandiose plans of completing just one pair of trousers in time for the Pattern Review Skills contest. I thought … More Better Late than Never

Blink Twice for No

Writing reviews for new pattern releases used to be one of my favorite parts of posting to this blog. I know a lot of people would read specifically because of those reviews, but at a certain point it got to be too much for me. It was a combination of several things; burnout, for sure, … More Blink Twice for No

Book Reviews: A History of the Paper Pattern Industry and The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy

For whatever reason the start of fall always brings out the academic in me, and this year I seem to be fulfilling those impulses by binging on a bunch of sewing-related non-fiction books. I find myself having the urge to pair down my “currently reading” list by actually finishing a bunch of books I started … More Book Reviews: A History of the Paper Pattern Industry and The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy