My latest sew-sew-sew projects are from Every Day something-something-Japanese.

Making a blouse from a Japanese pattern resulted in two things: I felt extremely proud of myself when I created something that looked similar to the picture, seeing as how the directions are in Japanese. And two: it ended up being too small for my American Chest, so enviously-petite AB received new free handmade clothing in the mail.

Jonathan Franzen: How to Be Alone: Essays