Sew Vintage September - McCalls 8254 1960s vintage hat pattern - wool felt -

My Sew Vintage September hat!

Parasol dress - pattern by Cris Wood Sews - Asian woman wearing color-blocked version in blue plaid, solid blue and white fabric printed with blue geometric designs and smal drawings -

Zero-waste dress – color blocked

Asian woman wearing Cris Wood Parasol Dress in Ankara fabric

Parasol Dress in Ankara fabric

Stack of several fabrics - prints and solids

The Whole 30 Fabric Challenge

Adrienne Blouse - Friday Pattern Company

Adrienne Blouse in a floral knit

Asian woman wearing black hat, blue tunic, and black pants striding forward in front of colorful mural with blue waves of water.

Array dress in teal Nani IRO double gauze

Asian woman wearing red hat, bright orange and hot pink top and denim maxi skirt standing in front of white wall with yellow strip at the top, posing with one arm up and the other down.

Suri top from Fibre Mood in Marimekko fabric

Two sewing patterns, one on top of teal fabric and another op top of fabric with black geometric design on top

What’s in my sewing queue — 2021

Collage of images showing models wearing designs of Friday Pattern Company - dresses, swimsuits, and tops

Q&A with Chelsea Gurnoe of Friday Pattern Company

Illustration showing five women of differnt heights and body shapes

Sewing pattern height – a chart – 2021 update


Welcome to my sewing blog, which is mostly about sewing (projects, clothes, and crafts) but veers off into hats and design on occasion.

I learned how to sew from my Mom, who made many of my clothes (and my sisters’ outfits) when I was growing up in small-town upstate New York. I love all things sewing (except when I have to rip out a seam!).