My Modern Domestic Life: One Top, Six Ways

Have you ever found a pattern or project that is so easy and satisfying that you obsessively make not one, not two but SIX of the same thing? This summer I’ve been churning out top after top from Simplicity pattern 2599. I stumbled across this pattern on patternreview.com’s list of Top 10 Patterns for 2010 … Continued

Family Portrait

You know, it’s pretty rare for all of us to be at the store at the same time, but this afternoon the stars aligned. We’re always happy to be together; giggling, (us girls more than Tony the Tiger, he mostly rolls his eyes and snickers lovingly at us) sharing funny non-MD stories (Michelle usually takes … Continued

What is Intermediate anyway?

Like many sewing establishments, we list our classes by skill level. But how do you define skill in this wide world of sewing? I have been sewing for 15 years and am probably a solid intermediate sewist with guts. Here are my thoughts, on what it takes to fall into one of these categories, and … Continued