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The Wrapped Cardigan Video | The Wrapped Cardigan Video

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Kristin Glenn (founder of Seamly ) stayed with me for a night in Boulder. Kristin and I have been collaborating on a big project to digitize all of her ethical designs before they go out of production. (Big things are coming for Seamly!) The collaboration has been a wonderful project and challenging in the best way possible. And Kristin is also an incredibly . . .

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Eight Tips for a Better Versalette

8 Tips for a Better Versalette |

Our latest collaboration with Seamly has arrived, and we’ve found that it's just as versatile as its name suggests. The Versalette  is a knit garment that can be worn thirty different ways! Multiple skirt, top, and dress options make this garment perfect for wardrobe minimalists and travel lovers. Learn more about the pattern and see it worn different ways here. Because this design is a bit . . .

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How to Sew a Lined Picnic Skirt

How to Add a Lining to the Picnic Skirt

The floral and stripes trend is one that I’ve been silently observing for a while now. Most can pull it off fabulously, but I had serious doubts about my own success. With no print-mixing experience and a small aversion to floral prints, I just haven’t been ready to go there.  But “there” is a place I should have ventured long ago. Like, years ago. It turns out stripes and an abstract floral . . .

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How to Sew a Puffy Dropje Vest

Indiesew Tutorials | How to Sew a Puffy Dropje Vest

My early college years were firmly entrenched in the puffiest of vest trends. What I’m referring to are the days of the ubiquitous black North Face vest that was stuffed with so many down feathers that you could easily take a nap on your own shoulder. These silhouettes added a good 20 pounds to your torso area, but goshdarnit, you were warm.  A decade later, outerwear technology has brought us . . .

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How to Sew a Slouchy Seafarer

How to Sew a Slouchy Seafarer Top |

For every collection we launch I spend hours upon hours pouring over which patterns to include. There are several elements I like to see in each grouping of patterns that I hope appeal to most garment sewists. One thing I always try to incorporate are a few versatile knit sewing patterns.   For the 2015 Spring Collection , I knew the Seafarer Top  would be a great addition to every sewist’s . . .

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