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  • Making It Your Own (the Sweater Edition)

    11th Nov 2020

    Making It Your Own (the Sweater Edition)

    A quick reminder that you can always customize elements of our designs to make them your very own. Changing the neckline of a dress or top can really change its look and feeling. It might make it more…

    Published by Amanda

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  • Unbuttoned

    21st Apr 2020

    Unbuttoned

    It occurred to me a few weeks ago that I could have better success with buttonholes in the lightweight jersey if I used a different interfacing than I generally do with jersey fabric. It really came o…

    Published by Emily

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  • DIY Flip-Down Pressing Board

    10th Apr 2020

    DIY Flip-Down Pressing Board

    The Ureshii ironing board got a fresh new cover earlier this year, and it's been getting lots of use. Sewing with a lockstitch requires much more pressing than sewing with a coverstitch. But sinc…

    Published by Amanda

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  • The Benefits of Being a Fabric Squirrel

    3rd Feb 2020

    The Benefits of Being a Fabric Squirrel

    For as long as I've been sewing, I've been saving. Fabric and findings and tools squirrelled away for the day when I have opportunity to use them. Since I've given up my day job and am back at Ureshii…

    Published by Emily

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  • Just a Quick Photoshoot

    19th Jul 2019

    Just a Quick Photoshoot

    E and I had a day off together on Wednesday. We both work part-time jobs outside of Ureshii, so this doesn’t happen all that often. When it does, the to-do list for that day is long and completely imp…

    Published by Amanda

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  • Inspiration: Claudette Colbert

    4th Nov 2015

    Inspiration: Claudette Colbert

    A dear customer posted an image to our Facebook page recently. Would it be possible to make her one? Claudette Colbert, filming The Palm Beach Story, 1942 It’s a stunning and improbable d…

    Published by Amanda

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  • Featured Garment: Undies

    23rd Oct 2015

    Featured Garment: Undies

    I am not a fan of underwear. Unfortunately, I am also not a fan of going commando. So, for years I wore uncomfortable undies. Too tight, too loose, too high-waisted. Don’t even talk to me about thongs…

    Published by Amanda

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  • Shirt Happens

    13th Oct 2015

    Shirt Happens

    One of the great things about our design process is that it’s collaborative. We can make a sample, edit it quickly, photograph it and find out what you think immediately. We thought we’d show you how…

    Published by Emily

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  • A Fabric Evolution

    9th Oct 2015

    A Fabric Evolution

    When Ureshii first came about, Emily knew she wanted to work with jersey/knit fabric. She looked for something that would take a stitch nicely, drape beautifully, and be readily available in a rain…

    Published by Amanda

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  • Featured Garment: Scoop Shell & Ramblings

    26th Sep 2015

    Featured Garment: Scoop Shell & Ramblings

    Brief hiatus from posting, my apologies :D The kids are back into the school routine and we are all caught up on sewing. This is such a fun place to be, a little bit of time to toss new (and old) i…

    Published by Emily

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  • Featured Garment: Sweetheart Top

    19th Aug 2015

    Featured Garment: Sweetheart Top

    Speaking of sweethearts, my baby sister was here for three weeks, and I have been a terrible slacker. Seriously, she is the best sister. Doing the minimum sewing necessary felt like a…

    Published by Emily

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