Pattern Hacker

Pattern Hacker

I’m a pattern hacker from way back. No, I’m not an Internet pirate that steals code. I change and rearrange a sewing pattern to get what I want or need. Almost every sewing blog that I follow talks about the style changes they made with their working pattern. Creative people are, well, creative. The two [...]

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Boho Chic With April Madden: The July Slow Fashion Walk

Boho Chic With April Madden: The July Slow Fashion Walk

Well okay, I'm wondering, where did June go?  Fly by it did, though, and now it's time to share our First Friday in July, slow fashion walk. What I happily want to share, dear readers, is a look from a local Kansas City designer, April Madden of April Madden Studio. April uses vintage Indian Sari [...]

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

Color Blocked Shift by Tom & Linda Platt + Link-Up

I have admired the designs of American designers Tom and Linda Platt. Their garments seem untrendy to me, that is, they are just designed well. Plus playful, inventive, and not afraid of color! Last month, I wrote about a dress I made from a Vogue pattern that The Platts designed (they have designed a few [...]