Caftan Life

I’m living the caftan life! Staying home, draping myself in pretty fabric with no waistband… seems good to me. And if you’ve been following sewing patterns for a while, you probably recognise this as the Style Arc Toni Designer Dress! I’ve been meaning to make this dress for YEARS, inspired by many versions including Lara, … More Caftan Life

Reviewing the Simple Way Leather Purse and Wallet Kits

Here’s a post long overdue – two leatherworking kits I ordered in March 2019 and didn’t finish sewing until March 2020! I ordered from company in the UK called “Simple Way” as a treat to myself during my concussion recovery, and my first impression wasn’t good. The wallet went together easily, but the holes on … More Reviewing the Simple Way Leather Purse and Wallet Kits

Black Lives Matter

…and so my sewing has to change. I spent this week realising just how much I didn’t know about the experience of being black in America, or in my own community. I thought I was informed, I thought I was progressive, and somehow I still had no clue. My path forward is clear as an … More Black Lives Matter