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

I've never met anything I couldn't sew. Sewing makes me happy. I specialize in heirloom-quality garments and modern but timeless design. I love the challenge of creating garments specific to your needs, whether a tutu for a sensitive little ballerina, an extra tough pair of pants that is soft on the inside for that rough and tumble kid, your every day favorite clothes, or an elaborate formal gown. When it comes to sewing, I make things happen!
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PAINT Collection from Carrie Bloomston

For Carrie Bloomston, celebrating your inner artist is a life's mission.  In her last collection, Collage, she blew everyone away with the uniqueness of her concept and the richness of her colors.  You can see what I made last time here. Since then, Carrie has written a book, and continued to inspire her local community [...]

i remember feeling like this…

At the end of January, in the middle of the worst winter on record, Ella and I planned a breakfast date before going to her new school.  She was having a more than a little trouble adjusting, even though the move was her idea, and her choice.  Instead of going to Starbucks for a before-school [...]

things worth celebrating: another published author in the house

Yesterday I dropped off my kid to driver's training, and he hesitated before exiting the car. "Mom.  I was published today. Here's I bought this for you." He handed me his school's literary journal and trod off through the snow to school after school.  My son is different from any other person on earth, and [...]

Bold. Brilliant. Beautiful. You: 2014

There seems to be a synchronicity of bravery and inspiration this January....in fact, it's one of the few years where I've felt lifted up at the beginning of a new year, despite the Flu and Polar Vortex coinciding over the holiday break here.  In fact, there's just so much goodness floating around the blogosphere and [...]

there are other places…

I know it seems a little sparse around here, but it doesn't mean I'm totally inactive. I thought I'd let you know that I can be found in a couple places on the web, and I'd love to connect with you. My latest favorite place is Instagram I'm regularly engaged on Twitter If you make [...]

One Sweater, Infinite Possibilities

The Infinity Sweater pattern PDF is now available on it's own.  I know you've been waiting patiently since the bundle sale.  I received so many kind requests, that I thought it must be time to share my pattern with you.  You can whip up a couple to give as gifts once you realize how easy [...]

Happy Homemade Sew Chic Kids – Review

I have been sewing from Japanese sewing pattern books for a long time (more than eight  years now), only having taken one semester in college of Japanese. I'm impressed by the sheer volume of us who love the look, the simplicity, and the styles enough to buy these gorgeous books from Japan without knowing a [...]

Winter Wonderland from Pattern Anthology

The PDF pattern market has positively exploded with offerings over the last few years, which means makers are spoiled for choice. Four designers have joined forces to put together collections of patterns to form a complete wardrobe and more. Winter Wonderland, the third collection from this group of designers, Pattern Anthology, offers eight patterns to [...]

Last Day of Sew Fab Bundle Sale Fall 2013

Have you seen my Infinity Sweater out in the wild yet? Heather made herself one. Jodi made one, too, a little shorter for a different look. Sara was the first to whip one up.  Have you made one?  I would love to see it! I've had some requests to see more views of the Infinity Sweater [...]

sew fab – available for ONE WEEK ONLY

  Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013 Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event! Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more!  This sale is bigger and better than the first, [...]

It’s Super-excellent SewFab time Next Week!

Coming next week...   For one week only, twenty-six pattern designers will be joining together to combine their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $200.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $29.95! That’s over 80% off of the combined retail value! Grab the bundle when it goes on sale [...]

New Class at Pink Castle Fabrics: Garment Sewing for Quilters (aka, Clothing 101)

I'm teaching a class at Pink Castle Fabrics in October and I'd love for you to join me! If you live in the Ann Arbor area, head on over to the Pink Castle web site now and reserve your spot! About the Class: If you're a quilter who would like to expand into the world [...]