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Sneaky Old Sunk-Cost Thinking

Readers, Isn’t it uplifting to read a post where a knotty question is presented in the beginning, followed by a few colorful missteps in the middle, leading to a predictable, satisfying conclusion? Whatever prompted me recently to yearning for Getting Things...

Write It Down!

Readers, It’s been almost four months since a fateful day in late January when I began an experiment to dramatically improve my sewing productivity.  I gave this experiment a grandiose name: the Getting Things Sewn Project Management Improvement Daily...

The Least Popular Piece of Sewing Advice Ever

Readers, If someone asked you what advice sewers least like hearing, what would you say?  My answer would be, in the words of Kenneth King, author of Smart Fitting Solutions, “Make muslins, make muslins, make muslins!” Imagine:  A newly released pattern...

Hope Is Not a Plan

Readers, This morning I was recalling an experience I had a few years ago that I’ve been pondering ever since. I was visiting New York to take part in a Saturday afternoon browsing and shopping tour of the Garment District with other avid sewers. Before the...