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.

ready or not, etsy, here i come

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One Girl Circus has opened up shop

I was going to wait until I had 10 designs completed before posting anything, but I couldn’t wait…and I decided to be done with waiting until things are “perfect” (i.e. according to my arbitrary plans and conditions) to launch. 

So, with a few Lawn Dresses:

Gathers and Patience


and a lovely new addition, the Bamboo Blossoms Dress (with ruffle-bum bloomer for sizes smaller than 3):

Bamboo Blossoms DessRun! (Again)

I’m ready to open.


See?  There’s Ellabella in the upper left corner. Yippee!  Now that I’ve started, I’m increasingly motivated to share what I’ve been working on all these months! 

Stay tuned (and go shopping!) for more.

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  • MelissaB July 3, 2008, 11:30 pm

    Yay Karen, I can’t wait to see what you’ll be sharing! :-)

  • Astrid July 7, 2008, 4:23 am

    I’m sure you’ll do great – it looks fabulous already, and I can’t wait to see what you add to the shop! :)

  • wondermommy July 7, 2008, 8:31 am

    That is great! Congratulations and much luck in your shop…off to add you as a fave now!

  • Jeannine McCloskey July 7, 2008, 3:17 pm

    Yeah! It looks great. Ella looks great. Your dresses look great. I had a feeling that you were going to finally jump in that cold water this weekend. Good and good luck. It is so much fun.

  • Dharma Designs July 8, 2008, 4:25 pm

    Welcome to Etsy! You’ll love it! Cute dresses! :-)

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