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Passap E6000 Stitch Patterns (Tuck and Slip)

A year or so ago, acquired a Passap E6000 knitting machine. It is pretty great, but the documentation can be impenetrable. The machine itself does all of these cool things, but you need to page through books that were arranged by lunatics in order to make sense of anything. I find myself constantly wishing that […]

Creepy Floral

In case you looked at my last post, featuring the print that I designed and had custom printed, and wondered what on earth anyone would do with such a print, here’s the answer. A menswear-style tailored jacket. The pattern I used was Burdastyle 1/2010 119. I re-drafted the back piece to eliminate the center back […]

And the Winner Is….

Comment #31, Candy! I’ve sent an email to the address attached to the comment, so please, if it’s you, check your email and your spam folder and reply to verify the email address. Thanks everyone!

3 Prints and a Texture

This skirt is totally how I am feeling this fall. I may never take it off. The prints are linen, I think, and the texture is a lightweight cotton. I like the way they blend together. I drafted the pattern myself, and lined it in silk twill.

Flattr Me

You may notice a new icon at the end of this post for Flattr.  What is Flattr, you ask?  Have you ever experienced web content that was really great?  A piece of writing, a photo, a video, whatever, that made you want to thank the creator in a more meaningful way than clicking “like”?  Well, […]

Heavily embroidered fabric for a skirt

3 Shades of Menswear

My current project, made of wool suiting

Broderie Anglaise in Progress

The back bodice on the dress that I’m draping.

Dude, What Next ?!?!

A week after the superstorm, hundreds of thousands of people with no power, fallen trees everywhere, and now, SNOW. Seriously, what’s next for the northeastern United States? Plague of frogs?

To Make For Spring: Full-Skirted Grey Dress

One look from the spring 2013 collections that has captured my imagination is the full-skirted grey dress. I love the feeling of lots of fabric swirling around my legs as I walk. And I have some neon green 4-ply silk and some grey dye to configure the inputs for this dress! All images from