Pattern Drafting with Knits, Part 2: make your own hoodie!

last week we launched Part 1 of my newest online workshop for Creativebug, Pattern Drafting with Knits, and i showed you how to use your Master Pattern to make a more fitted knit empire waist dress. today, Part 2 is live, and i’ll be teaching you how to draft your own custom-fit hoodie! i don’t […]

Pattern Drafting... with KNITS!!!

you guys! all of you who’ve been asking for more pattern drafting and sewing workshops from me are in for a treat! i’m super excited that my newest online class, Pattern Drafting with Knits, debuts today. it builds on my original Pattern Drafting workshop from last year, which mainly focused on wovens, and shows you […]


can you believe it’s SEPTEMBER? i for one cannot, but that doesn’t mean i’m not happy about it. to me, there’s no month more promising than September. it just feels like a new beginning. i may be inspired to make new clothes all year ’round, but this is the time of year when a new […]

Fall teaching schedule

i’ve got a few new classes on the Fall schedule so i thought i should let you know!

in just a few weeks i’m coming to BOSTON! i’ll be teaching two all-day workshops at Stitch House in Dorchester. this’ll be my first time teaching in the Boston area so i’m super excited to meet some […]

get to work!

happy Labor Day makers! i’ve always loved September. as a kid, i looked forward to going back to school, and like most of us, that feeling of motivation and renewal has never left me. i feel even more inspired than usual to learn new skills! so, if you haven’t joined yet, now’s the perfect time […]

design your own wardrobe!!!

do these girls look EXCITED to you? well, let me tell you: they ARE. but their enthusiasm is only about 1% of what i’m feeling as i announce my newest workshop with Creativebug! (oh, and they are wearing samples of the tunics, dresses and shirts YOU can make too after taking it!)

since i’m feeling quite […]

A-Line Skirt SAL: now where were we???

so, above you see what might just be the cutest skirt ever. the piping! the buttons! and of course i always adore denim, especially if it has linen in it! and such a lovely, clear photo too. that’s what i call a Picture of a Skirt! this is the stuff that makes a teacher’s heart […]

workshops on sale!

NEWSFLASH: this week only (offer ends Saturday 6/22) all of my *a la carte* workshops on Creativebug are reduced to only $9.99! if you’ve been wanting to try online learning, this is a great opportunity. you can have me in your living room or studio any time you like, 24/7, and i will patiently show […]

A-Line Skirt SAL Week 3 (4?): start the REAL skirt!

1. Chautauqua A-line, 2. A line skirt wearable muslin, 3. Mel’s muslin, 4. Design-it-yourself SAL A-Line Skirt, 5. Finished A-line, 6. Upcycled black velvet skirt, 7. Muslin, 8. Wearable muslin fits!, 9. Lisa’s skirt

well helLO my dear SALlies! so, yes, i did sort of miss a week back there; don’t know if you noticed. hopefully […]

A-Line Skirt SAL Week 2: make your muslin!

so, how did the patternmaking go? any trouble? questions? i’m guessing it went pretty smoothly because i haven’t heard much from the peanut gallery, just a peep or two here and there. i know many of you had already done this step, so you may have taken the week off. remember, if you have any […]

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