Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot

So, it feels a bit strange, but we are now over 1 year into the official pandemic-ness of the pandemic, a quarter of the way through 2021, and on what feels like a very uncertain but hopeful precipice looking towards the future. As a bit of a life update, I’m happy to say that I’ve … More Life Update: Compassionate Deadlines, Spoons, and a Hole-y Foot

Sew, Wear Are They Now?

Last year, Catherine of Catherine Daze’s Blog started a Wearability series where she has been looking at some of her older garments and assessing how well they did as actual wardrobe garments after she made them (you can see her assessment of summer dresses, sleeveless black dresses, and “epic fails“). Peter of Male Pattern Boldness … More Sew, Wear Are They Now?

2020: Assessment of a Dumpster Fire and Other Thoughts

So I’ve been… quite absent from the blog space for the past few months. I don’t really have much to say in regards to that aside from the fact that I started spiraling quite a bit leading into the US election, after which we headed into fire season, and I really couldn’t find the energy … More 2020: Assessment of a Dumpster Fire and Other Thoughts

Taking a Break from Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

I think I’ve said it before, but brevity is not my bedfellow. I blame the days of my youth spent reading epic fantasy. When I originally set out to write this post, I just wanted to create a quick account of why I’m planning to pause my typical review posts on new pattern announcements. An … More Taking a Break from Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Updates and Articles

So, I would like to have posted the May Burda preview/review post by now, but, alas, quarantine life is complex and full of unexpected surprises. In this age of social distancing, it is becoming increasingly clear that having functioning technology is critical to survival (I mean this in a very literal sense in this case), … More Updates and Articles

The Gatorade Effect

So back when I was still skating, our club decided to do a fundraiser where we worked to sell drinks at a major sporting event. We were outdoors in 110 degree heat, selling soft drinks and other beverages to the parched sports fans entering the arena, and we worked for a good 14 hours that … More The Gatorade Effect