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Sheath Dress (Simplicity 2648 Amazing Fit)

I’ve made quite a few things in 2020, but this the the project that I’m the most proud of. It fits nicely. It is made out of exquisite materials. I made sure it was finished as nicely on the interior as it is on the exterior. I fully lined the dress, which makes it feel […]

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Princess Seam Bodice

Full Bust Adjustments on Princess Seams

Those of us who are amply endowed in the chest region often have a frustrating time making nice looking darts in bodices. It doesn’t matter how carefully you sew the darned things, they create big wedges of fabric under your arms and dramatic pointy cones shooting out from your solar plexus. That shape may have […]

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Jeans Pockets with Birds

Designing Jeans Pockets

Over the years, I’ve seen discussions on the interwebs about creative treatments for the rear patch pockets. Some people confessed to spending a lot of time checking out other people’s backsides–much more time than they would ordinarily. And yes, I’ve been guilty of that too, LOL. What are (other) good sources of inspiration for stitching […]

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Cloth Face Masks

Mask up! Stay safe!

Like most other people with access to a sewing machine, I have stitched up a fair number of masks since the COVID-19 pandemic began. When trying to decide which of the many available patterns to use, I considered the input of my partner, who works in a medical clinic and volunteers for the community health […]

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Hi, I’m Amy. I am a litigation paralegal by day and a swashbuckling sewist by night! This blog is where I share details about my latest projects, what inspires me (and hopefully you), as well as tutorials for other intrepid D.I.Y types. I hope you enjoy your visit. ♥

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