the Makerie (part 2.1): workshops/teachers THIS year!

so, who’s teaching at this year’s Makerie? as usual it’s a lineup of talented makers that i’m beyond proud to be part of: helen dardik, rachel faucett, kristen fitzgerrell, jennifer mercede, mia semingson, and my pal rebecca ringquist! i can’t wait to meet these creative ladies and hopefully take one of their classes too. the […]

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 […]

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 […]

A-Line Skirt SAL Week 1: let the games begin!

1. Granny Skirt, 2. basic skirt, 3. Polka dot blouse and high waisted skirt, 4. a-line skirt, 5. giraffe bubble skirt 2, 6. flora skirt 1, 7. fish skirt 2, 8. Blue skirt for length, 9. village skirt 3, 10. dream skirt, 11. First skirt pattern drafted by me, 12. Green skirt for length

and we’re […]

announcing a DIY A-line skirt Sewalong!

last week at the Makerie i taught 26 people how to draft their own sewing patterns. often when i teach patternmaking classes, i wish i could be there for my students through the stages of the process that come next: muslin-making, fitting, pattern-correcting, and final garment sewing. i know that for most, this will […]

design (and MAKE!) your own clothes this summer!

1. my first dress, 2. Blue skirt for length, 3. Basic shirt, 4. Florence (Flossie Teacakes) – Ruffle Top, 5. Basic Pant – Design it yourself clothes, 6. P1100121, 7. DIY Kathy dress 3, 8. Drafting a T-Shirt, Take 2, 9. Kathy Dress, 10. Untitled, 11. Peter Pan Collar and Pintucks blouse, 12. Polka dot […]

DIY flickr pool highlights

1. First skirt pattern drafted by me, 2. PB050523, 3. Purple Shirt, 4. blue twill skirt with red buttons, 5. my first dress pattern., 6. dream skirt, 7. The Basic Dress, 8. skirt pocket, 9. Photo 316

little by little, photos of projects directly– or loosely– inspired by my book are being posted in the Design-It-Yourself […]

back in the trees

this friday evening (the 19th) i’ll be visiting my old neighborhood and signing books (with the ever-so-stylish kayte terry) at treehouse. come by and say ‘hi’! you know siri knows how to throw a party, so there’s bound to be yummy snacks and drinks, along with all kinds of handmade loveliness. we’ll be signing from […]

designed it herself

it must have been very frustrating to be a craft book author back in the olden days. imagine not knowing if anyone ever made a project from your book? thanks to the wonder that is Google Alerts, i am notified daily when anyone mentions me, my book or my blog. and through this magical modern […]

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