Spinster: Design Release

Are you yarn-proud?? I just wanted to quickly share my newest design; I’ve been having some fun putting things on Red Bubble and I’m excited about this latest one (I hope you yarn enthusiasts will be, too!) I’m linking to the one in black, but this design is also available in a rust color. I’m […]

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Tutorial: How to Sew on a Button

I’ve been meaning to create some tutorial videos and finally managed to post one this week!  There are so many things I want to share.  One of the most difficult things is deciding what to do first.  (Oh, and actually making the video.  That’s no small feat…much respect to all the youtubers out there who […]

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At the ART SHOW!

I’ve been kind of lazy lately and didn’t blog about my recent art show at TISSU. As always, Nina is the most fabulous hostess ever and I’m so grateful she let me spend a few hours lurking around her gorgeous studio.  I’m also grateful to all who came out to see my stuff. The exhibit […]

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Guess What?

HA!  Sorry, I couldn’t resist… But guess what else?  There are new items in the shop! The Rustique linen tunic is a comfy, versatile top made to your measurements from a lovely, (lovely!) linen. It’s truly one of my favorite go-to wardrobe pieces.  It’s available in two colors, and can read more about it here. […]

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 3 of 3

To some, Slow Fashion might look like just another trendy gimmick to market to consumers; indeed, there are companies who, quite predictably, use the “green” label to persuade people to buy items that may not, in reality, be all that green.  And yes, ethical, sustainable, and artisan brands of clothing typically do cost the consumer more […]

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 2 of 3

After exploring the definition of slow fashion in Monday’s post, let’s take a closer look at its three elements that I mentioned:  care, quality, and cultivation. First, let’s talk about Cultivation (or, if you prefer, curation.)  This refers to the way you build your wardrobe.  How are you obtaining your clothes–are you buying new, hitting up the thrift shops, […]

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Slow Fashion Revolution // Part 1 of 3

The Slow Fashion movement is gaining momentum.  But what exactly is it? Here’s an apt description from slow fashion brand Study NY: Slow fashion is the movement of designing, creating, and buying garments for quality and longevity. Slow fashion encourages slower production schedules, fair wages, lower carbon footprints, and (ideally) zero waste. Just as the […]

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Stay Cozy Tees: Giveaway!!

Happy Monday!  Guess what time it is?   Yep…GIVEAWAY TIME! I am sooo excited to be hosting this giveaway for Stay Cozy Tees.  The owner, Christin, is a Wichita maker who creates adorable, handprinted t-shirts.  Christin believes each person has something valuable and unique to offer, and her super sweet designs are all about inspiring the […]

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Favorite Fabrics: The Feedsack Dress

There is something so appealing to me about the feedsack dress.  Though sometimes viewed as a symbol of the necessary frugality (or, poverty,) of the Depression era, it was also a way to “[give] rural women a sense of fashion.”  I’d love to see this type of practical reuse come back (though granted, less people […]

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Cicada Shawl Knitting Pattern: Now Available

The pattern for one of my favorite little shawlettes, the Cicada Shawl, is finally back!  This lightweight shawl is perfect for transitioning to and from winter, and also works as a stylish and ample scarf.  You can purchase the downloadable PDF file through my Ravelry store or at the Etsy shop.

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Ghillies Knitting Pattern: Available Now

The Ghilllies Knitting Pattern is a simple yet lyrical slipper, quick and easy to make, and perfect for dancing or lounging! I really love this little slipper (and should make more for myself!)  It was unavailable for time since I’ve been moving all my content, but is back now and can be purchased in my […]

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Breton / French Sailor Top! (Free Sewing Pattern.)

{This pattern was originally published July 2016 on my now defunct blog, Prairiesque.} I’ve been wanting to make my own striped blouse/Breton top/French sailor shirt for a long time.   I had made the pattern, but it was surprisingly difficult to find just the right fabric.  I finally found a great fabric at Needle Nook Fabrics here […]

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Why Bloomers?

It’s no secret that I like bloomers; I love making them, wearing them, and seeing others discover (or rediscover!) the joy of a comfortable pair of pantaloons. An airy pair of cotton bloomers are cool and breezy in the summer when you’re in the garden, painting on the patio, or just working around the house.  But they’re […]

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New bloomers, patterns, and more…

A quick update on shop happenings: I have a couple new custom-made bloomer designs listed, and several more to come! I have also begun re-formatting my older knitting patterns and am slowly getting them listed both in the etsy shop and on my ravelry page.  They are linked in a new section of the website called Sew, […]

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