Why I sew

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I don’t think I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, but one of my goals for 2015 is to not buy any clothing. I am making anything I need instead of going out and buying it. I frequently get asked why I sew, so I figured I’d put it down on paper, so to speak.  There are a couple of different reasons that I sew: flow, consumerism, and choice and fit.  Continue reading

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Sewaholic Hollyburn

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After seeing a million versions of the Hollyburn around the blogosphere, I decided that I wanted to give it a go myself. I had a blue skirt in high school and college that had a similar shape that I absolutely loved. Somewhere along the line either my waist got smaller, or I started wearing my skirts higher, and it no longer fit. This is my attempt at a replacement skirt.

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Mother’s Day Tank

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This story starts with the fabric. I bought this fabric back in April, as part of my floral fabric shopping spree. This is finally the last make from that haul. It’s a rayon challis print that was on sale for half off. When I saw this fabric in the store, I immediately thought of my mom. She tends to like well-fitting girly clothes with simple shapes, frequently with floral prints or polka dots. Since the fabric made me think of my mom, I snatched it up immediately without a pattern in mind.  Continue reading