My New Old Skirt

Behold, my latest creation: a new skirt in an old style. I got the pattern for this skirt from a swap with lovely Carmen. I was very excited about it because it had lots of instructions about sewing at fitting....

Summer Sale this Sunday

This Sunday, all day I am having a summer sale on my Etsy shop. 20%off everything. That is, of world map fabric bags, shorts patterns and accessories. Check back here on Sunday for the coupon code or send me a tweet...

How to Draft a Simple Skirt Pattern

Want to sew a quick skirt for yourself and don’t have a pattern for it? Make it. I’ve made this quick illustration to explain what measures to take and how to draft a simple pattern for yourself (or someone you...

3 Reasons I Like Sewing My Own Clothes

The [short] sewing manifesto –  and why you should start sewing for yourself I’ve been talking to a lot of people who want to sew their own clothes lately. People who aren’t necessarily crafty (do you think you have to be...