three new skirts

We are t-minus 12 days until Cara starts kindergarten, which means I have twelve days to get her first day of school dress finished up....more

the butterfly blouse: v1247

Sewing with the Big Four is a very different experience than sewing with independent patterns....more

v1395

July has been a month full of travel for my family....more

cambie #3

I really love Sewaholic Patterns, enough that they are becoming my go-to for a successful, stress-free sewing experience....more

the story of summer

I think the best thing in the world is to be a kid in the summer....more

lemonade out of lemons (and other cliches)

I have pretty good luck with my sewing projects most of the time, especially lately....more

belcarra blouse times three

May is a rough month for me as a teacher....more

Reflections on me-made-May

Participating in something like Me-Made-May seemed a little self-indulgent and silly to me at first....more

me-made-May: the final week

This week has been a struggle in so many ways....more

new developments

There have been some interesting developments around the Cooper household lately. ...more