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everything handmade, sewn, knitted, built

tricky bits: neat patch pocket corners

in the last post i mentioned i figured out a neat way to finish the upper corners of the front patch pockets. i was using the grainline archer pattern, but this will work for every pocket which seam allowances on the upper edge are folded under twice and then topstitched in place. using a different

archer-dotted-chambray

shirtmaking: grainline archer in dotted chambray

a shirt is a wonderful garment. i almost never wear dresses, even if i do own a few, i never feel quite right in them.  i can’t stand feeling overdressed and dresses do that to me sometimes, although i have to say that shift dresses might be an exception (sweater underneath? – yes you can!)

Snuggler

sewing project #1: baby snuggler

when i started sewing, i had very few to no fabric, let alone a ‘stash’. outworn or unloved clothes have been used for small bags or purses. it didn’t take long until i discovered ebay and the like as a platform for sourcing old bedsheets and duvet covers. discarded fabric with respectable patterns on it