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  • A Thing About Trousers

    8th May 2020

    A Thing About Trousers

    My job this morning is to "write a thing about trousers" and I have no idea what is going to wander out of my head, but here goes :PMy trouser adventures since last posting have been this: I orde…

    Published by Emily

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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…

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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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  • Perfect Pants

    11th Mar 2020

    Perfect Pants

    Those of you who followed me along on last year's wardrobe adventures know that I've been on the path to perfect pants for some time now. I wasn't super confident with woven patterns and techniqu…

    Published by Emily

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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…

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  • Thrift, or why I'm crying over fabric.

    27th Nov 2019

    Thrift, or why I'm crying over fabric.

    A shipment of beautiful merino fabrics arrived this week, and I'm spending the day cutting pre-orders. I cut three garments (sometimes four, if I'm feeling cocky) simultaneously, because it's the best…

    Published by Amanda

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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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  • Tools of the Trade

    7th May 2019

    Tools of the Trade

    Emily came home with the most wonderful news the other day - she met a local man with a scissor-sharpening machine, and he knew how to use it. It might not be immediately obvious, but this is A Clo…

    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…

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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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