February lookbook + leggings

hey! my Drafting Leggings Pattern and Sewing Leggings workshops are featured this month as part of Creativebug’s February Lookbook! if you haven’t tried it yet, making your own leggings is way more possible than you think, and allows you to make them any way you like (extra long? organic fabric? purple polka dots?) and quite […]

handmade wardrobe JUMPSTART!

has Me-Made May got you all worked up about starting, augmenting, or filling in the gaps in your own handmade wardrobe? well, i’ve got good news: summer is almost here, and i’ve got some adventures planned that you just might want to jump in on! in July, i’m honored and elated to be teaching a […]

yes, you can Make Your Own Dress!

Caitlin and Mariglynn are living proof! see how happy and proud they are to be wearing their own handmade clothes? you can have the same feeling after taking my 2-day Make Your Own Dress intensive next weekend (April 16 + 17) at Drop Forge & Tool in Hudson, NY.

this is my favorite type of workshop, […]

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 […]

September!

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 […]

teaching in 2015

i’ve just updated my teaching page with what i’ve got planned thus far for teaching in 2015. i’m always updating this page so check back in as the year progresses to see where i’ll be. last year was a new record for me; i traveled to California, Colorado, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Maine and Texas to […]

in love with: Sew Woodstock

ever since moving upstate, i’ve dreamed of having a local sewing shop where i could teach, shop, hang out with like-minded stitchers, and basically call my 2nd home. if i could conjure up this dream place, it’d look exactly like the picture you see above. lucky for me, it’s not a dream but a reality: […]

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 […]

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