Posts filed in: Clothes


A Shirt for Andy Paulson

PATTERN: McCall's M6044 VIEW: E SIZE: XL FABRIC: Some sort of homespun plaid, from Fabric Depot Thank you ever and oh so much for all the book love!!! That made me very happy! I received an advance copy of the...
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English Dept. Bridal Fashion Show Sunday

My endlessly talented and very dear friend Elizabeth Dye designed and made these enchanting dresses and styled these gorgeous photos (all taken by Lisa Warninger; I'm not sure who the model is but gosh is she pretty, too). Elizabeth owns...
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Navy Skirty (WIP #1)

Navy skirty, pretty cute. It's baby-wale corduroy, very soft, with topstitching done by hand with six strands of tan embroidery floss. Cool folky buttons which you can't really see very well. This is Simplicity pattern 2758, view E. Ish. Longer....
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Works in Progress

(Crochet hook case made by my dear friend Megan, though she is no longer making them.) 1. Midnight blue corduroy skirt with pockets and running stitches FINISHED 2. Olive-green weird corduroy skirt with pockets and running stitches 3. Rust colored...
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London Afternoon

That Amy Karol (who has a book signing at Bolt on Thursday for her cool new book, by the way). The girl knows about all the cool stuff! Like Polyvore, which is sort of like that old game Fashion Plates?...
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Serenity Now

Spending the day listening to Hope Sandoval (isn't she pretty?) radio on Pandora and trying to get my life organized. I think (har har) it will take longer than a day, but at least it's a start. I have been...
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Calico Blossom Fever

Many hexes! Yes, we're still here on the hexes. It's true that once you start you'd better settle in, 'cause you can't stop. Well, scratch that — you'll stop once you get a tender makings of a callous on your...
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Dispatch from Sew Expo

It was cool. It had been about five years, I think, since I'd been to it, but the Sewing and Stitchey Expo my mom and I went to yesterday was a really fun place to find out about some new...
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My friend Elizabeth is a dress designer who owns a small boutique here in Portland called The English Dept. (She also has an Etsy shop and a web site.) I had her model for me at her shop yesterday. Isn't...
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Chicken Loaf Sandwich, or Andy Paulson's Closet: A Tour

I grew up in a house two doors away from my elementary school. I highly recommend this, if you can swing it. It was awesome. In fifth grade everyone in town had to go to the bigger school that was...
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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.