In Which I Foolishly Post Sewing Plans to the Internet

My recovery from the effects of COVID have been slow, and other summer events have been wiping out whatever small amounts of energy I’ve had remaining the past few months. But I do love a good Pattern Review Contest, and the Mini Wardrobe challenges always get me thinking. Since I was sort of floating in … More In Which I Foolishly Post Sewing Plans to the Internet

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

Book Reviews: Stress-Free Sewing Solutions and Love Your Creative Space

It’s been a while since I’ve done a good old fashioned book review. Oddly, while my energy for actual sewing projects has been quite low lately, my desire to read about sewing has been surprisingly high. It’s maybe not the same as working on an actual project, but it still feels productive, so I’ll take … More Book Reviews: Stress-Free Sewing Solutions and Love Your Creative Space

Book Reviews: Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge and Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge I’ve long been a casual reader of Barbara Emodi’s blog, Sewing on the Edge.  However, it wasn’t until I heard her on the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast that I was excited about the book she was writing, or, truthfully, even heard about it in the first place.  When she … More Book Reviews: Sew… The Garment-Making Book of Knowledge and Sewing Your Dream Wardrobe

Book Review: Divergent

This post has been sitting in my “Drafts” folder for years.  I wanted to write a review of the whole series, but I realized I was never going to finish this book series because it wasn’t good, and after reading Marie Kondo’s book about decluttering your life, I knew that spending time on the Divergent … More Book Review: Divergent