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Pepernoot Coat #3, sort of

How much can you alter a pattern until it stops being that pattern? At what point does altering a tried-and-true pattern become more work than the work of finding and testing a brand new pattern? These were the things I … Continue reading

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Me Made May 2017

Less than a week before Me Made May 2017 kicks off, and I have yet to set out my official resolution! In 2015 (my first year) I resolved to wear one me-made garment every weekday. In 2016 I pledged to … Continue reading

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Pepernoot Coat from Waffle Patterns

You can also read this review (and other reviews of the same pattern) on Pattern Review. For a long time I was very proud of (ahem, stubborn about) not paying for patterns, only self-drafting and using free patterns. I finally … Continue reading

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Ginghamalong / gingham top

Over the last few weeks I’ve enjoyed the Ginghamalong coordinated by Karen of Did You Make That? It was inspiring to see the awesome awesome projects on Instagram and on blogs. And I was finally prompted to cut into the 2 meters of teal-blue gingham … Continue reading

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June MAGAM: from the stash

A few months ago I joined the MAGAM (Make a Garment a Month) group on facebook. From the name you might possibly be able to guess what the group is about; the additional rule is that the garments should be … Continue reading

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Summer dresses

Inspired by the sudden arrival of summer and Melly Sews‘ 30 Day of Sundresses, I’ve been making summer dresses. I’m trying to find that perfect dress pattern, you know the one – a free pattern, easy to sew, looks good … Continue reading

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Me Made May 2015: final thoughts

Back in April I took stock of my me-made wardrobe and announced my goal: to wear one handmade or refashioned-by-me item each work day in May. I also had some secondary goals (meaning, things I wanted to try but wasn’t fully committed … Continue reading

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