I won!

Karen @ Didyoumakethat held a giveaway recently. Yesterday, a package arrived from the UK bearing a sewing book and knit inspired tea towel (not the fabric): And, of course, the cats decided that the pink tissue paper was their gift! Now, I have to ask: Am I crazy to think these hot pink/red buttons go with this…

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V8972 aka Princess Dress update

This pattern really requires precision. While princess seams to the shoulder seam make shoulder adjustments easier, it leaves a 4 square on top of the shoulder. If you are short like me, everyone can see if it doesn’t match up. Lots of curved seams with tricky match points like the waist yoke seams (CB back here across the…

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I heart Maxi skirts!

One of my co-workers inspired this skirt. She often wears maxis at work and I love it! I used a Navy knit from Jo-Anns. I think it was listed as “ponte roma.” It is softer than traditional “ponte”, but still has a thicker “bottom weight” feel that lighter jersey. It is a cotton/poly/spandex blend. Of…

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