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Sew Expo Recap 2015

It's been quite a month. I've had two family members in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital for different issues and an incredibly stressful science paper deadline that was compounded by lots of drama from my co-authors. Couple that with an amazing baby girl who just found her legs, and my days have been more than… Continue reading Sew Expo Recap 2015

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Seattle Sewing Saturday Success

What a lovely weekend we had here in Seattle!  The sun was out, and I had the pleasure of hosting all of these lovely ladies in my house.  I can tell you for a fact that our orbicularis oculi were getting a workout! I mean, look at those gorgeous smiles! Since many of them don't have… Continue reading Seattle Sewing Saturday Success

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Seattle Sewing Saturday

I’ve been meaning to host a little sewing gathering in my house ever since I moved in this past May.  Not that we have a kitchen yet since we tore out the last-remodeled-in-the-1930s-with-only-one-outlet-and-no-space-for-a-refrigerator kitchen before we moved in and have only now finalized the plans for updating the space.  But, why should little details like… Continue reading Seattle Sewing Saturday

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A Cation, a Crab, and an Alchemist walk into a… Well?

...and I don't have the photo to prove it! Does a meet up really happen if there's no photographic evidence? Last Thursday Cation Designs, Morgan of Crab & Bee, Meris of The Fabric Alchemist, and I met up for brunch at Lola in downtown Seattle.  Cation Designs was in town for a few days, and her visit was the… Continue reading A Cation, a Crab, and an Alchemist walk into a… Well?

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Sew Expo Recap: Classes and Fabric and People, Oh My!

Photo of Helena of Gray All Day, Leah of Away I Sew!, and me at the Sew Expo Sunday, March 2nd It's 5:45 am, and I am up, which is unsurprising these days thanks to our precious baby girl.  But, this morning I'm actually excited to get out of bed while it's still dark.  Today I finally get… Continue reading Sew Expo Recap: Classes and Fabric and People, Oh My!

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Resewlution: Connect with the Seattle Sewing Community

Last week I introduced my desire to get started on my new year's sewing resolutions, or "resewlutions" if you will, right away before I'd lost that new year, clean slate feeling (and before the impending arrival of the little one, which I'm sure is going to slow things down around here!).  I was so impressed… Continue reading Resewlution: Connect with the Seattle Sewing Community

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Seattle Sewing: Chatting and Shopping with Sew Maris and District Fabric

Friday, November 22nd I am taking full advantage of my current life as unemployed scientist, enthusiastic seamstress.  It's just after 1:30 pm as I close down my computer, dimming the science paper I've been trying to write for months (years, really!).  I grab my jacket, scarf, and camera, and I hop into my car.  I… Continue reading Seattle Sewing: Chatting and Shopping with Sew Maris and District Fabric

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Blast from the Past: Pattern Review Weekend 2013 Recap

When I entered my Jalie running skirt into the contest Pattern Review is hosting for Jalie's 30th anniversary, it reminded me that I'd never made the time to write up my experiences going to Pattern Review Weekend 2013 in San Francisco last April - six months ago now!  When an event is fresh in my… Continue reading Blast from the Past: Pattern Review Weekend 2013 Recap

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Wednesdays with Lynda: Sleeves (and Seattle Seamsters Fitting Session #2!)

The next few months I’m sewing along with Lynda Maynard. A bunch of other talented seamsters and I have joined up to learn how to fit using Lynda Maynard's Sew the Perfect Fit class on Craftsy. Here’s a reflection on my efforts to sew well. Well, this week's lesson was all about sleeves.  I decided… Continue reading Wednesdays with Lynda: Sleeves (and Seattle Seamsters Fitting Session #2!)