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.

She’s in First Grade

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And her big brother is a sophomore in High School…I can hardly believe it.  We’re at a brand-new school formed by parents and teachers from her last (overly political and uncomfortable for parents) school.  She determines her plan each day. She chooses topics to study.  She learns in the context of her interests and shares what she learns with her classmates.  I want to go to school there….

So I will! Following the logic “In the land of the Blind, the One-eyed man is King” I will be the art teacher for the Elementary students.  We’re working on Hallowe’en costumes for the first 8 weeks of school.  Tomorrow is my first day, and it’s going to be all about planning, drawing, and describing their costume ideas. I have this irrational fear that the children will eat me alive.  I need to remember that most of the kids there are far kinder and gentler than my own.  (See that sweet face up there?  She’s the one who will give me the most trouble in class. )

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