I run, I craft, I write, and I make your favorite clothes.

I have written books about sewing for children and adults and I'm the indie designer’s patternmaking secret weapon. I've taught video and in-person classes to anyone who would listen since 2008. I believe that sewing clothes is a radical act of self-love that increases your sense of self-worth. I'm basically your sewing fairy godmother.

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That’s what Teri, my fellow Ottobre and Metallica fan (…find another one of us – I challenge you!!) said about my posts, as she gave me an AWARD…woohooo an award! 


I’m surprised and honored!  Soooo, let’s see, who else has not received this award but fits the “E for Excellent” bill?

Health, Joy, and Liberation are working with all their might and hearts to make Detroit a place in which to LIVE a beautiful life.

Label-Free … not only do I jump to this every time outlook shows me a new post in my feeds, but I always, always enjoy their posts.  Informative, inspirational, and collaborative.

(interjecting here that Ella has chosen “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” to play on the media center and is dancing, and grinning, saying “Ella’s Choice” – clearly it is her choice because I had NO IDEA we owned any Jim Croce!)

Sugar City Journal take the most beautiful photographs and also make wonderful clothes.  I can attest to this first hand, as I have just received a servant dress (to inspire servitude in children ha!) from their shop.  Also, Melissa was kind enough to give me some direction on where to find a child-sized dress form.  (see a future, likely brief, post for more on this treasure!!)

And last but not least, I don’t think I’d know anything at all if I didn’t learn it from Maggicat first!

So, thank you to all of you, and the many, many more blogs I read and enjoy almost daily.

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  • Astrid July 28, 2008, 4:31 am

    Awww – congrats on your award, Karen! I would’ve given it to you, if I’d remembered at the time! Well deserved! :)

  • wondermommy August 8, 2008, 8:50 am

    Congrats! That is so nice!

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