Friday Freebie a little late

I have been talking a lot about my struggles and successes with fit. This has been my free online tool, found here. I know it looks a little juvenile, and I actually used something like this during my 4-H years. This is provided by the University of Florida’s library and they have a number of…

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Well that’s a little awful…

Here is my first wearable muslin for my party dress, using Burda Mag’s 08-2012-110 sequin dress pattern. The best part? My husband loves this top! Yes, I confess. This is a polyester stretch satin I bought in Taquara. I am sure many of my problems stem from that. I was inspired by the 13/14 Fall/Winter…

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A Tale of Two Stitches

Even though I’ve been researching for my Silhouette Project, I’ve been sewing my Wool Jacket. I have new calluses on my fingers from all the hand stitching! Now this is the first project where I’ve used catchstitiching, and it is so effective!  As you can see here, my side seam stands up even after pressing…

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The Silhouette Project-Stage 1

First, I found the news clip with Linda Przybyszewski on CBS. (Really, a 6 button cuff? Wow!) Second, I found this wiki online that sounds like the panacea for all of us struggling with style. I figured I could run through the steps and see how it works. Of course, it didn’t. Step 5 is…

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My son’s little Jacket

This boy’s jacket from Burda (06-2011-136)  finishes up quickly, just in time for winter in Rio. (I’m wearing my StyleArc Laura Leggings in this photo too!) Its a cute pull-on hoodie in size “4” for boys that works well for the most part; but there are a few problems with it. Here’s the magazine photo.…

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