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Sewing Book and Pattern Review : Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style & it’s Kiomi Top Pattern

Since I first saw an article about her in Sunset Magazine (in the mid 1990s) I have admired Lotta Jansdotter’s work. So no surprise that I really like her new book, Lotta Jansdotter Everyday Style; Key Pieces to Sew. Yes, it has patterns, and yes that’s the first thing I noticed and yes, those nine patterns, for […] Read more…


Your Style

It’s been forever since I’ve written a book report and I’m only 1/3 into the book but I’m really enjoying  “The Thoughtful Dress” by Linda Grant and it’s making me think about clothes (even more than usual).  I am becoming more aware of how we all communicate with our choice of dress. And Linda says […] Read more…


Mend It Better

Mend It Better  by Kristin M. Roach I picked up this book from my local library. The title caught my eye. Mending? That’s not very trendy or glamorous. Up-cycling is trendy. Fixing what you already own? Not so much. This book is full of practical tips and instructions. It also has projects, like a pouch […] Read more…