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.

I’m in love with Charlie

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Rae has this fabulous “Charlie” tunic pattern I cannot stop making as a dress.

Latest incarnation is this Iro Muji double gauze from 2008, with vintage buttons and “porcelain” contrast from Marcus fabrics.

Ella loves to wear it, but she’s not thrilled with the colors. I am.

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  • Maria Sasse August 29, 2011, 10:15 pm

    It is beautiful, I love the fabric. Did you just make a little A line in order to make it a dress. I will try one also. It is really nice

    • Karen August 31, 2011, 3:33 pm

      Hi Maria, I did make it A-line, about 3 inches from the underarm seam.  I used the selvedge from the Iro Muji as a hem for the sleeves and the dress hem, but it’s pretty straight, so no hem facing would be required, but it *is* cute with a hem facing!!

  • Cynsaw2 September 1, 2011, 4:06 am

    I love everything about that dress!


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