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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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  • Featured Garment: Pants

    8th Aug 2015

    Featured Garment: Pants

    Pants. Ever since I started making pants that weren’t for myself, I’ve had Pants Trauma. This is why (to some people’s dismay) we didn’t lower the prices on pants during the great price drop of 201…

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  • Featured Garment: Momo Top

    30th Jul 2015

    Featured Garment: Momo Top

    This week we’re featuring the Momo Top, one of our not-so-secret favourites. Momo is Japanese for peach, and we were thinking *peaches* because of the sneaky cleavage factor. The neckline is mostly mo…

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  • Sailor Nostalgia

    22nd Jul 2015

    Sailor Nostalgia

    In last week’s post about the Flowy Skirt, Amanda mentioned a time when I was focussed on flexibility of fit and minimizing the number of seams in a garment. At the time I was working alone, and selli…

    Published by Emily

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  • Featured Garment: Flowy Skirt

    15th Jul 2015

    Featured Garment: Flowy Skirt

    The Flowy Skirt is one of the first styles Ureshii offered, way back in 2008. At the time, Emily was intrigued by elegant patterns that had the absolute minimum number of pieces and seams. A circle…

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  • Twitter Made Me Do It

    23rd Sep 2014

    Twitter Made Me Do It

    We spend a lot of time on Twitter. We joined in January 2009, because it was the latest cool social media thing to do (or so the Etsy forums said). And, hey – we felt immediately comforta…

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