Tops

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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Close up of reversible vest.

A Tale of Two (and a half) Basques

December, eh?  Wow…one minute, you’re watching the leaves change as you navigate some intense, real-life priorities, and next thing you know, the end of another year is on the horizon. Fewer and shorter sewing sessions means I’ve missed two full months of posting, but this last entry of 2021 is going to be a three-piece …

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A white woman smiles wearing a camouflage print swim top with thumbs hooked on the halter strap

Birthday Suit! Sophie Top & Nixie Bottoms

Me:  “I’d like a two-piece swimsuit with a supportive bra-style top, a removable halter strap, full-bum-coverage bottoms with a waistband that can convert from high-waist to low, in a muted abstract print, please. Oh – and I’d like it to fit me.” Retail Swimwear Universe: “Yeah…we got nothin’.” And so was born one of the …

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