About

Hi. My name is Linda, and I live in Portland Oregon, where the rainy weather is a perfect excuse for indoor activities. If I could afford to, I’d wear only Chanel, right? Since that’s impossible, I sew. I love to make my own clothes, modifying patterns or designing my own.  Right now, my life has plenty of space for creativity, so along with sewing, I write, bake and sing  too. One thing seems to lead to another. I’ll often find inspiration for the story I’m writing as I’m wandering through one of the many wonderful fabric stores in our city. This blog is an ode to that process; a diary of the fun we have as we move from our moments of inspiration to the actual creation of a garment, a story or a cake! I hope with this blog to connect with and join the community of DIY fashion devotees who love fabric, design and creating clothes as much as I do. Thank you for stopping by!Photo on 8-26-13 at 12.01 PM

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Vicki Jump July 16, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I love your dress. I just knew immediately from you vist to Mills end that you probably lived in Portland. I spent 5 months there last year and thought i had died n gone to heaven after walking inti fabric depot. Coming from Eugene the only fabric stores here are JoAnns and quilt shops. My sister brought me some antique buttons from England. They are large and look like a Mother if Pwarl with a faint pastel ye)ow sheen. I have pictured making somwthing in Linen with them. So in the back if my mind it is one if my many projects. I look forward to your next project. From here in Eugene and missing Portland.

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    • ellegeemakes July 17, 2016 / 2:06 am

      So nice to hear from a fellow Oregonian! Yes, I’m so lucky to have so many beautiful fabric stores so close! I also love modern domestic, Bolt, and Josephine’s on Division. Those buttons sound like a true find!! how perfect for linen!!

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  2. fabrickated September 10, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Hi Linda – I went to Portland once. It is the sort of place English people feel at home in. It also seems to encourage creativity. I am glad to have come across your lovely blog.

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    • ellegeemakes September 10, 2016 / 11:22 am

      Thanks! We certainly have a great assortment of fabric stores here, which is good except that the temptations are huge! Glad you enjoyed portland.

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  3. betsyblakelegal April 14, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Thanks for sharing your creations! I have followed your blog for over a year and love seeing your new pieces! One day I will take the plunge and start sewing clothes… 🙂 Thanks for all the inspiration!

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    • ellegeemakes April 14, 2017 / 1:26 pm

      Thanks for following me! Let me know when you take the plunge and give it a try– I will cheer you on!

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