Pattern Review: Cozy Wrap Cardigan by Hallå Patterns

The Cozy Wrap Cardigan pattern is a bit of a misnomer here because I did not actually choose to sew the cardigan view. Instead I chose the "Cross Front Sweater" view, which uses all the same pieces, except the bands are crossed at the front and then attached into the side seams. Having just finished my Cashmerette Dartmouth wrap top, I was really drawn to this similar wrap style look.

Pattern Review: Paxson Sweater by Seamwork

The Seamwork Paxson sweater is actually one that I was drawn to initially to make for my pre-teen daughter. I had never made a raglan style sleeve, and at this point in her body development, she is right at the appropriate cup size for not having to adjust most patterns.

To a Mouse

In my previous post, I was extremely convinced of my Kibbe "Romantic" self. I had a few thoughts about my face shape not quite matching the Romantic face shape exactly, but I could clearly tell I wasn't in the "Theatrical Romantic" category. However, I was rereading some posts from Dr. T Designs, and one of... Continue Reading →

Kibbe, Style, Flying, Floating

“Nobody really metamorphoses. Cinderella is always Cinderella, just in a nicer dress. The Ugly Duckling was always a swan, just a smaller version. And I bet the tadpole and the caterpillar still feel the same, even when they're jumping and flying, swimming and floating.Just like I am now.” Holly Smale, Geek Girl I find this quote quite... Continue Reading →

Seeing with New Eyes

The past six months have been a journey for me of self-care, learning who I am now at this juncture of life, and adjusting my thinking about myself, my body, health and what it means to be fit. It began this summer when I started a new job, the first one after many years of... Continue Reading →

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