Paula Jean

Actor, writer, avid sewist and maker of things.

Close up of a white woman with red hair wearing a brown embroidered linen top and large beaded earrings

A Little Embellishment: Fern Top with Hand Stitching

At the beginning of the year, one of the goals I set out for this little hobby of mine was to incorporate new, more challenging skills into my sewing practice. I’ve managed to make a pretty decent wardrobe for myself — one that both reflects the many sides of my personality and allows for change …

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A white man wearing sunglasses, white shirt, and dark blue pants sits on a stone wall in front of a green bush with white flowers.

Pants for My Guy – Simplicity 8519 and Closet Core Morgan Shorts

Greetings and Happy Spring! Well, so much for being more consistent with my blogging in 2022! What’s that saying? Whenever you makes plans, God gets a Netflix comedy special? If the last couple of years have taught us anything, it’s that the only certain thing is uncertainty. But in the first few months of the …

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Close up front detail of purple bra with black lace and beading

New Year, New Bra!

Happy 2022, everyone!  After sewing up a ready-for-anything black denim flight suit to end 2021, I thought I’d do a 180 degree turn and start this year with a bra-and-underwear set. My sister gave me a gift certificate for the Tailor Made shop for Christmas, and before spending it, I thought I’d take an inventory …

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