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Shibui Winners

Our Shibui Knits giveaway has closed and we’ve had so much fun reading everyone’s replies! Our blog winner, picked by Google’s random number generator, is Erin! So if your name is Erin keep an eye on your inbox, I’ve already … Continue reading

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The Summer of Basics

This morning Karen of Fringe Supply Co. posted something I’m really excited about on her blog, the Summer of Basics Make-Along! Essentially it’s 1 garment a month for 3 months, June through August, with the goal of filling in basic … Continue reading

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[Closed] Shibui Knits Lunar Giveaway!

If you’re a knitter, you may have seen the Shibui Knits launch of their newest yarn, Lunar, yesterday, and if not, well here’s your intro! A few posts back I shared my Martine Pullover which was knit in Shibui Rain, … Continue reading

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Modern Task Lighting for Sewing & Crafts

Recently I’ve been on the lookout for cute, modern craft task lighting which has proved to be more difficult than I thought! I often find myself knitting with dark colors, usually in the evenings after work, and in need of a … Continue reading

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Jen's Handmade Wardrobe

Handmade Styling: Cozy Winter Blues

It’s one thing to make a garment you love, but often another to incorporate it seamlessly into your wardrobe – at least that’s what we hear from our customers all of the time. One of the many questions I get … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on Wardrobe Planning

One quick thing I want to touch on after our last post about my Martine Pullover is that I don’t think there is one correct way to plan a wardrobe! In my last post when I said that I’m not … Continue reading

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Our Squirrel Stuffed Toy Pattern is Here!

You might remember that back in November we had a cute little squirrel stuffed toy pattern in the Fall issue of Making. Well that issue has sold out and the Spring ’17 issue is on the way, so that means … Continue reading

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Jen's Handmade Wardrobe

Finished Garment: Martine Pullover

Martine Pullover Ravelry Post Pattern: Martine by Julie Hoover Yarn: Rain by Shibui Knits in Ash Usually I condense all of my knitting projects into one of 4 quarterly posts since this is primarily a sewing blog, but this sweater deserves its … Continue reading

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Farrow Dress

How to Line the Farrow Dress Pt. 2: Sewing Instructions

Today I’ll be walking you through assembling the lining pieces of your Farrow Dress. If you missed our previous post on how to draft the lining pieces, you can find that here. To begin, assemble the main (or self) fabric … Continue reading

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Farrow Dress

How to Line the Farrow Dress Pt. 1: Pattern Alterations

Today I’ll be showing you the first step in how to line your Farrow Dress! It’s really very simple and great for slightly sheer or very silky fabrics. The dress above has a shell and facings made from ivory 4-ply … Continue reading

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