Image of a wooden table in four different colors, with two bowls of ice cream. One is yellow with fruits, the other is blue shaved ice. A man holds a spoon into the blue one.

Adventures in Film Photography

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Two books about Truman Capote stacked on top of each other. One has a shoe balanced on a pencil, the other has a woman with her chin in her hand.

Observations on Truman Capote’s Swans

June 3, 2024

Close up of cactus leaves and spikes, with a solitary dirt background.

Pivoting to a New North Star

April 19, 2024

Laughing, setting up a sewing machine

Critical Sewing First Steps

May 22, 2022
Other Tips

Bianca with her hands on the table, above a sewing pattern.

Petite Pattern Adjustments for Fuller Figures

April 30, 2022
Pattern Drafting

Red t-shirt, pointing at pulling due to needing a full bust adjustment

How To: No-Dart Full Bust Adjustment [2022 Update]

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Bust Adjustments

Collection of pattern designs, available from three new independent sewing pattern companies

PDF Pattern Companies to Try in 2021

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Simplicity 8252, completed vintage and pinup dress| @vintageontap

Why Slow Sewing = Sewing Better

April 18, 2021

Vintage on Tap at her work desk, wearing a tropical self sewn dress

Beautiful Clothes with NO Sewing Adjustments – Is it Possible?

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Bust Adjustments

Sewing Pattern Envelope scan of a dress from 1955 with two collar options. Envelope back scan is overlaid on the top.

How to Read a Sewing Pattern Envelope

March 31, 2021
Pattern Drafting