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The Circle of Skirts

Somehow, in the last several years, I’ve only made one circle skirt. Its a simple gray chambray, high-waisted with belt loops. In warm seasons, I wear it at least once a week. It works great with tucked shirts and cropped… Continue Reading →

Ondée Chic

My first foray with the Ondée sweater! The Ondée, a cute cropped sweater with two neckline and sleeve options, is one of the few Deer and Doe patterns I haven’t tried, despite having it in my pattern library. Then I… Continue Reading →

DD Magnolia Takes Vegas!

We took a short trip to the Vegas strip! and I made a fancy dress for it! It’s the Deer and Doe Magnolia, a beautiful long dress with dramatic sleeves and a font slit. I didn’t make it only because… Continue Reading →

Fitted Shirt 2.0

Drafting a new fitted shirt. It’s been a couple years since I drafted my first fitted shirt. I really struggled with it, trudging through muslin after muslin until I deemed it good enough. My understanding of drafting is better now,… Continue Reading →

New Name!

Hello friends! Welcome to the new home for Bobbin’s Escape Hatch! I have been thinking about changing my blog name and self-hosting for a while now. While I didn’t plan to change the name immediately, a technical glitch gave me… Continue Reading →

Going self-hosted

Hello friends! I am in the process of migrating my blog from to a self-hosted platform. Don’t worry, I’m taking care to preserve any subscriptions and my posts will still show up in the reader once it’s finished. I’m… Continue Reading →

Winter Pants

Self-drafted pants in heavier weights and closer fit.

Puff the Over-sized Sweater

Drafting an over-sized sweater from scratch. When I was little, I loved to wear big sweatshirts. Like large, adult sized sweatshirts. They were comfy, of course, but mostly I adored how the sleeves would billow and blouse. I’ve always wanted… Continue Reading →

Garnet: the bishop blouse

Drafting a bishop sleeved blouse with a split hem. Each season, I make a list of projects I’d like to accomplish. Inevitably, there are items that roll over into next season (or next year). Designing a blouse keeps emerging list… Continue Reading →

Tips for a Practical, Everyday Handcrafted Wardrobe

I was looking through past photos for a 2018 year in review, but instead I got inspired to share tips for making your handmade clothes work for daily wear. Although I never made a formal pledge, I’ve hardly bought any… Continue Reading →

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