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Apr 13, 2018

So What Else Have I Been Up To?


One (of many) of the frustrating things about social media is that there are simply too many platforms and it's extremely time-consuming to participate in more than a few.

I find Instagram (where I'm @peterlappin) to be much more spontaneous (i.e, faster and easier) than a blog, which is why I'm most active there these days.

Apr 9, 2018

Is There an Embroidery Machine in My Future?


Readers, embroidery machines -- I can't stop thinking (and reading) about them.

Jan 19, 2018

Wedding Photos From All Three Weddings!


I have some lovely wedding pics to share with you today, readers!

Jan 17, 2018

How Do You Feel About Polka Dots?


Friends, I generally avoid polka dots.

Jan 12, 2018

Meet the Misses, PART 2 (including the Cathy outfit YOU NEVER SAW!)


Oh, readers, once I started excavating the sewing atrocities, I realized that there were many, many more fashion fiascos than I had originally thought.

Jan 10, 2018

Meet the Misses!


Friends, when you sew as much as I do -- which is almost daily -- inevitably you're going to make some things that just don't work.

Jan 6, 2018

Things I Don't Get, Vol. 19 -- Cosplay


Friends, as someone whose relationship with comic books starts and ends with Millie the Model, I'm not likely to have any profound insights into the world of cosplay.

Dec 30, 2017

Oct 29, 2017

Christina's Completed Wedding Dress


Christina's wedding was yesterday and, readers, it was lovely.

Sep 28, 2017

Back to Work on Wedding Dress #2


With Val's wedding dress finished (I'll be posting some formal photographs shortly), it's time to return to Christina's dress; her wedding takes place at the end of October.

Sep 17, 2017

Val's Completed Wedding Dress


Friends, if you've been following along this summer (actually we started last May), you know I'd been commissioned to make two wedding dresses for this fall.

Sep 12, 2017

Some Like It Haute


Friends, I'm thrilled to be taking a class this semester at FIT called "Haute Couture Sewing Techniques."

Sep 5, 2017

New Shirt, New Class, and Another Vintage Sewing Machine


Readers, I recently completed this summer shirt, made with floral shirting from Mood Fabrics.

Aug 27, 2017

Two New Sewing Machines!


Readers, great news: yesterday at the Chelsea Flea Market, I acquired not one, but two new sewing machines.
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