Fig + Needle Faron


Ping from Peneloping was one of the first sewing bloggers that really inspired me with her creativity. Every year she enters a mystery fabric sewing contest and creates something magical. Here are her entries for 2018 and 2017. So, when she announced that she was co-starting a new pattern line, I signed up to be a pattern tester. This is the Faron Jumper by Fig + Needle.

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In pursuit of the perfect pencil skirt: Simplicity 1559


This seems crazy, but I’ve only made one skirt in the past two years. 2016 and 2017 were all about pants: Itch to Stitch North Point Trousers, Hudson Sweatpants, Style Arc Sadie Pants, Ginger Jeans, and Colette Clovers. This year, though, I’m going to get back into skirts. I want to find the perfect pencil skirt pattern and sew up a work wardrobe full of them. Continue reading

Graduation Dress: Part 1



My friend Nicole and I have been planning graduation dresses for a few months. She’s ahead of me in the process, and is defending her dissertation tomorrow!  I have officially written my dissertation now, and I’m finally pretty confident that I’m really going to graduate this spring. That means that I can finally talk about the dresses that we’re making for the occasion. Continue reading